|George Takai, as a child and in Star Trek|
The "light on the hill" became a symbol of incarceration and subtitude for many Japanese descent US citizens, who were born in the US but because of their race were incarcerated for years. Their bank accounts were frozen after being put on a Japanese registry, and soon they were arrested and carted off to "internment" camps.
It may be surprising to many, but Star Trek's original cast member Sulu (George Takai) was among them. His family was taken custody when he was a child and they spent three years in a US concentration camp. For the Japanese back then, it started with the registry.
Watch as the Japanese jailing is discussed in the context of Trump's Muslim registry plans today: