Although it was quickly taken down, a banner reading “Refugees welcome” was put up on the base of the Statue of Liberty Tuesday afternoon by activists, sending a strong message to alleged president Donald Trump. Authorities do not know who is responsible the hanging banner.
The stunning banner measures 3 feet by 20 feet. At around 12:50 p.m. it was unfurled atop the pedestal, according to National Park Service police. It was in plain view, affixed to the outside of the public observation deck at the base of the statue by nylon rope, ABC reports.
Twitter user @AltStatLiberty tweeted out a photo of the massive banner.
Patriots unfurled a massive banner at the foot of Lady Liberty.
— Alt Lady Liberty (@AltStatLiberty) February 21, 2017
Affixing signs to the Statue of Liberty or its pedestal is “strictly prohibited” and an investigation is underway to identify the people who placed the banner there, the National Park Service said.
Trump’s immigration policy is chaotic, just like his presidency is. DHS officials told reporters that they were working on a plan to send migrants who had entered the United States from Mexico back to Mexico, even if they were not citizens of that country.
Got that? They plan to send immigrants from other countries to Mexico. That little detail is buried deep in the Trump administration’s plan to round up undocumented immigrants.
It’s as if Trump wants a war with Mexico:
If present immigration trends continue, that could mean the United States would push hundreds of thousands of Guatemalans, Hondurans, Salvadorans, Brazilians, Ecuadorians, even Haitians into Mexico. Currently, such people are detained in the U.S. and allowed to request asylum.
Meanwhile, Eric Trump has requested permission for 23 foreign workers to work for his Virginia winery. Those workers are to plant and harvest grapes for his business. This, following Donald Trump’s promise to bring back jobs for U.S. citizens.
Still left at the Statue of Liberty’s base is a plaque which reads, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images.