If you notice something good in yourself, give credit to God, not to yourself, but be certain the evil you commit is always your own and yours to acknowledge.
There were many official ports of entry for America's immigrants. Philadelphia, Boston, NYC, Baltimore, San Francisco, New Orleans being the largest and many European immigrants came across the border via Canada.
On my fathers side all entered America through the port of Philadelphia in the early 1870's from Germany. On my mother side, her mother parents entered America through Baltimore from Germany in the 1890's and her father as a young child came from Scotland via Canada in the late 1890's.
America has never seen such a large number of legal immigration in it's history as we have for the past thirty years. One million legal immigrants every year.
No, it's an excellent reminder of our history and the realities of the early days of our country and how it came to be.
Just because some people who can't grasp context and the fact that over a 200+ year period that realities of a countries immigration policies are naturally going to change keep ignorantly pointing to it as some kind of holy gospel for how immigraiton laws must be isn't a reason to tear it down.
The suggestions by some of deciding modern immigration policy based on the ideals of the Statue of Liberty is about as intelligent and logical (ie, not) as those who attempt to compare illegal immigrants to the early colonists.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.