Born and raised in Detroit, Fayrouz Saad has always been proud of her Lebanese heritage.
"My parents moved from Lebanon and started a halal meat shop in Detroit's Eastern Market," she said. "I'm a product of their American Dream. I want to protect the America that brought them here."
And now, Saad hopes to become the nation's first Muslim-American congresswoman.
Running in Michigan's 11th Congressional District, she's one of more than 90 Muslim-Americans competing in federal, state, and local races this year -- a record number for a group seeking to increase its political involvement in the age of President Donald Trump.
"It's the first time in my life the American Dream is being threatened," Saad, who's hoping to replace retiring GOP Rep. Dave Trott, told ABC News.