"My patient asked me to evaluate him for evidence of his beatings and torture. This is a common scenario for doctors who examine asylum seekers. By documenting physical marks and psychological effects of refugees’ trauma, we can add credibility to their applications seeking asylum in the United States. But during the Trump administration, the asylum process ground to a halt, among many controversial actions taken against immigration. I received so few requests for my evaluations, I worried I had accidentally been dropped from the email list — I had not. Helping these people secure legal status is more likely to save lives than any regular clinic visit."