“The New Colossus,” Emma Lazarus’ poem, although a later addition to Liberty Island, has now become synonymous with the Statue of Liberty itself. Its words, however, are not without controversy. Was Lazarus arguing that the United States is morally obligated to open her door to the poor and the oppressed? If so, what role does/should business play in granting immigrants entry? The poem frames this discussion of a contemporary understanding of what it means to be human in a global society and, building on this concept, the paper evaluates current US employment-based immigration law and suggests a paradigm to assess future policy .
Kenel, Sally A. and Boegel, Ellen K. Esq.
"“The Golden Door”: Does Business Hold the Key?,"
Journal of Religion and Business Ethics: Vol. 1, Article 1.
Available at: https://via.library.depaul.edu/jrbe/vol1/iss2/1