The Statue of Liberty was not built to welcome immigrants to New York. Its official name is Liberty and lighting the world. It was built by people in France to celebrate America’s first 100 years.
Yes, the Statue of Liberty holds a torch in one hand and a tablet marked July 4th, 1776 in the other, and invites everyone in the world to admire and embrace the ideas and values that made America great. They include rights for everyone, accepting responsibility for the choices
People who bring these ideals and values to their own countries can enjoy the American dream without having to come to America.