The Samel family immigrated to the U.S. from Sudan in 2010. They became naturalized citizens in May 2015 and moved into a new house in Iowa City, Iowa, that December.
The house had actually been built for them with help from Habitat for Humanity and as part of the city's National Day of Service and Remembrance in honor of 9/11. The Muslim family — Amar Samel and his wife, Muna Abdalla, along with their four children — were happily settling into their new American lives, including jobs and schooling.
They'd been living in the house 11 months when Amar Samel returned home from a memorial service to find a less-than-welcoming note on the door:
“You can all go home now. We don’t want (a racial epithet) and terrorists here. #Trump.”