Editorial board note: this article was originally published on November 24, 2016 and we felt it still has meaning today.

Those of us who immigrated to the United States, or whose parents did so, understand the meaning and comfort provided by the Statue of Liberty. It is a beacon of hope and faith that it can all get better. Who couldn’t look at that beautiful face, with her welcoming eyes, and not feel as though you have found home?

I think we all know what it feels like to find your home, and Lady Liberty has guided us home for decades. But even the gracious lady seems to have reservations about the way America’s new leader, Donald Trump, would guide her people. To be fair, it is not her job to command what Americans do, but rather, where they go. Let’s just hope that Lady Liberty isn’t ashamed by the fact that she convinced so many new Americans to walk on her soil.