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No wall surrounds the Statue of Liberty

People look out at the Statue of Liberty

People look out at the Statue of Liberty from the Staten Island Ferry on Aug. 3, 2017, in New York City. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt

The letter “The importance of understanding each other across walls” [Just Sayin’, July 29] was beautifully written and profoundly true.

The thing about walls is those who would wall others out simultaneously wall themselves in, and in so doing create a self-imposed prison.

Either the Trump administration doesn’t understand the polarizing aspect of a barrier, or, sadly and dangerously, does.

Everyone who came to this land, except for our maligned American Indians, was either an immigrant or a descendant of immigrants. There is no wall around the Statue of Liberty; she stands tall and symbolizes the reason why America is great and good.

Susan Scalone, Shoreham

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