President Trump and his advisers do not want to understand that this country is bound together by the principles of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. These principles apply to all people. To be American is to be guided and protected by certain inalienable laws. It has nothing to do with geography, language, or religious beliefs.
In 2016, President-elect Donald Trump threatened to put Muslim citizens on a registry, once elected. Let's continue building a nation that welcomes all people in 2017 in the spirit of Emma Lazarus' poem “The New Colossus”.