On November 9th, President Trump signed a proclamation that bans certain asylum seekers from seeking protection in the United States. This proclamation is cruel, unnecessary, and illegal. It has life or death consequences for families and individuals who are fleeing violence, desperation, and persecution. All people have the right to seek a safe place to call home, and seeking asylum is protected within U.S. and international law. We must demand that our Members of Congress defend our values and decry this proclamation.