Liberty has been framed
The Statue of Liberty was a gift to the United States from the people of France. It is an icon of freedom and of the United States, and was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad.
But it was a long time ago…
Nowadays, there is a worrying increase of xenophobia in France, with dumb actions taken by some political leaders that do nothing to improve the situation… :-(
Read this article from the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/19/world/europe/frances-burkini-bans-are-about-more-than-religion-or-clothing.html