“CBS This Morning” co-anchor Gayle King, along with other journalists, visited a border patrol facility in McAllen, Texas, when children of illegal immigrants are being housed and promptly reported that “the Statue of Liberty, I think, is weeping right now.”

At least it wasn’t as bad as the time CNN’s Jim Acosta read from the poem “The New Colossus” in a press briefing on immigration law and then tweeted it in full for those who didn’t get his point that a poem trumps immigration law.

CNN’s Brian Stelter thought that was worth a mention — he’s a fan of “Facts First” you know.

How is it so many people don’t understand that the Statue of Liberty was never intended to be a symbol of immigration? And what, exactly, would it take to make the statue get a hold of itself? Open the border completely and grant blanket asylum to everyone? If so, get busy lobbying Congress.


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