What do immigrant doctors bring to America?

14 million doctors' appointments are provided each year by physicians from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — the six countries targeted by the recent Executive Order. They are spread out across America, providing vital services throughout the Rust Belt and Appalachia, especially in Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia, Indiana and Kentucky.

Where Patients Rely On Them

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There are more than 7,000 doctors from the six targeted countries working in America.

94% of Americans live in a community with at least one doctor from an affected country.

These doctors provide their services to millions of Americans, offering:

The five cities with the highest share of doctors from targeted countries are:

  1. Detroit, Michigan
  2. Toledo, Ohio
  3. Los Angeles, California
  4. Cleveland, Ohio
  5. Dayton, Ohio

In many of the places where these doctors work, longtime residents have seen jobs leave and life get harder. Their hospitals are often faced with a shortage of medical residents and doctors, and rely on immigrants to fill critical vacancies.

Doctors from the six affected countries provide 2.3 million appointments each year in areas with doctor shortages.

Patients across America are relying on their doctors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. These professionals provide critical services to Americans by helping them bring their pregnancies to term, managing their diabetes, or performing the surgeries they need.

Limiting visas for citizens of these countries makes it harder for these doctors to live and work in the United States. No one should have to choose between seeing their family and the place they've made home.

The ban also shuts out the next generation of doctors who want to come and serve communities in America.

Want to do something about it?

We can help you call your representatives in Congress, and tell them how many times each year the residents in your district see doctors from the six targeted countries.

Are you a doctor or a patient who has been personally affected by the executive orders banning immigration from these six countries? If you'd like to tell us your story, we'd love to hear it.