Emma Lazarus, The New Colossus, 1883
And earlier in the poem dedicated for the new Statue of Liberty which would sit on the Hudson Bay, a gift from America’s old allies France…
‘Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand. Glows worldwide welcome.’
Today those same French must wait at least 30 days along with the rest of the European Union, or those in the Shengen free-travel zone.
Before they can re-enter America.
The UK, now out of the European Union, is exempt.
While Ireland is a special case.
Which will allow me (for now) to visit the Florida Keys in a week and a half… https://fla-keys.com.
But what will be when the American Travel fair, IPW, throws open its doors in Las Vegas I’ll just have to wait and see.
And hope that my friends who I meet up with every year in an American city will be there.
Of Chinese, German, Jordanian and a very annoying Australian Alpha Male although in the spirit of the New Colossus I’d let him back in
I know Lady Liberty has her arms outstretched for us all and let’s hope the 30-day suspension achieves its aim.
And that this tempest-tost traveller, and those like me, will all be toasting our favourite country with our favourite people…