Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free

Graham Gale

Personal Statement

I believe this country was built on the backs of immigrants. Here legally or not; slaves or slaves to the dream; the fortunate and the unfortunate. Most wanting to just make a better life for themselves. I am an immigrant. I was married near this statue. It has a real place in my life. The process to become a citizen can be onerous, challenging, intimidating, and ultimately rewarding or heart-breaking. Dark foreboding skies hover over the lady with the lamp but with hope for brighter days ahead.


Photograph of back side of Statue of Liberty looking across the water


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