Jeanine Pirro claims the Statue of Liberty is not meant to be welcoming to immigrants

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Citation From the January 18, 2024, edition of Fox News' The Five

JEANINE PIRRO (CO-HOST): I just want to say something about the Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France. It came here in 1886. At that time, we had an immigration law in this country where you came here and you had to be on Ellis Island. You had to be screened and you had to be documented. You had to be tested. You had to be vaccinated and you could only come in if you had a sponsor or if you were self-reliant, okay? This guy doesn't know his history. The truth is, if you understood the background of the Statue of Liberty, it's a symbol of freedom and democracy. It doesn't mean, "Everybody just show up and we'll take care of you."