Did France give us a reciept? Did we keep it?
That darn statue, what on earth are we going to do with a thing like that hanging around NYC? I don't think new arrivals to this country are really gonna believe it when the border guards smile and say "Naw, we don't mean it anymore, haven't you heard of sarcasm?" Starving, huddled masses yearning to breathe free? Nobody wants those these days. I know the whole mission of this site is to give the copper-clad lady back to the people who sent it over to us in the first place, maybe make a lame excuse like "It doesn't match the new decor" or something, but have you cast a look over towards our European friends over across the Atlantic? They aren't exactly jumping for joy at the prospect of more people coming into their countries. Six months ago, France was treated to two fucking weeks of roits by their own immigrants and sons thereof. No industrialised countries seem to want anyone moving in and applying for citizenship unless they are well-educated, young, and will make them a lot of money. Oddly enough, those highly-trained types who would just be perfect for the U.S. or E.U. or wherever, don't seem to want to move as much as they used to. With an explosion in technological jobs in places like India and China, computer savvy citizens are sticking around to make their home countries competitive with anything silicon valley or Tokyo can throw at them.
So, starving huddled masses yearning to breathe free, where are you to go? Have you thought of America's friendly neighbor to the north, Canada? At one tenth the population of the U.S. of A. it's an attractive option, and over crowding is a bit of a non-issue as of right now. Canada offers a nice package of benefits for its citizenry as well, namely socialised health-care, and that is something you just cannot put a price on. Take it from a person who has preformed dental surgery on himself, I don't care what form you want me to fill out or what line you want me to wait in, if you get me into a dentist's office for free, I love you. Perhaps one of you should call Canada, it's toll free, even, at 1-800-755-7046. Ask them if they have any need for a giant copper woman holding a torch. They're so polite up there, they might just take it because you asked.