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-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
-- Excerpt from Emma Lazarus's sonnet "The New Colossus" (1883), inscribed since 1903 on a plaque on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty