In partnership with the Hampton Roads Society of Hospital Medicine featuring Mr Ali Noorani, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Immigration Forum. There are many challenges for immigrant medical professionals who work in this country and COVID 19 restrictions have actually heightened the barriers faced by these badly needed physicians, nurses, and technicians. The ability of these health care professionals to get medical licenses and obtain visas has been hampered by the current crisis and the impact has been greatly felt throughout the country and here in Southeast Virginia. Mr Noorani will discuss current and future policies related to this issue in light of the recently completed national election.
The National Immigration Forum is a nonpartisan advocacy organization working with faith, law enforcement and business leaders to promote the value of immigrants and immigration. Growing up in California as the son of Pakistani immigrants, Mr Noorani quickly learned how to forge alliances among people of wide-ranging backgrounds, a skill that has served him extraordinarily well as one of the nation’s most innovative coalition builders. He provides a principled and reasoned voice on immigration policy and politics, and has appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, NBC News, ABC News, PBS NewsHour and various radio and local news programs. He has been quoted on the pages of most of the nation’s major dailies and is a regular speaker at conferences and campuses across the country