An online campaign is gaining notoriety for its unusual message -- Deport the Statue of Liberty?
The group that wants to deport the Statue of Liberty claims Lady Liberty is an undocumented immigrant from France!
Legals for the Preservation of American Culture is trying to drum up support for this unusual campaign.
The video starts with Lady Liberty going into the immigration office in New York City, and her encounter with an immigration agent.
The video, which has appeared on YouTube, is sparking a lot of conversation.
Both it and the campaign, all a spoof produced for the organization Breakthrough, waims to "break through" the immigration debate with humor.
While some have been offended, others on Twitter get the joke.
How an immigrant saved the Statue of Liberty
It's interesting to note that the Statue of Liberty may not have existed today without the help of an immigrant.
According to the National Park Service, when the statue arrived in pieces in 1885, there was not enough money to afford a pedestal for it. No one was interested in paying for it at the time.
So Joseph Pulitzer, a Hungarian-born immigrant who ran The World newspaper in New York City, launched a campaign attacking not only the rich, but also the general masses, for not supporting this gift from "the whole people of France to the whole people of America."
In the end, his campaign collected over $100,000 from 120,000 people across the country. Many gave less than a dollar.
I always wondered why we had something that represents the United States in such a profound way made and designed from another country, and France of all places, the country that can't stand us.
Well the feelings mutual, I'd love to see us take the statue of liberty down and replace it with one designed and made right here in the good ol USA.
We should give the statue of liberty to France so they could replace that ugly Eiffel Tower with it, we'd be doing them a favor.