The Immigrant Doctors Project

14 million doctors’ appointments are provided each year by physicians from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — the six countries targeted by Executive Order 13780 on March 6th, 2017. 2.3 million of these appointments are provided in areas with physician shortages. The physicians are spread out across America, providing vital services throughout the Rust Belt and Appalachia, especially in Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia, Indiana, and Kentucky.

For more information:


“Doctors From Banned Countries Serve Millions of Americans, Analysis Finds”The Boston Globe

“How Trump's Refugee Ban Hurts Health Care in Places that Voted for Him”Vox

“Entry Ban Could Cause Doctor Shortages in Trump Territory, New Research FindsNBC News

“Here's How the Travel Ban Could Affect Your Health”CNN

“Trump’s New Immigration Ban Poses Potential Health Risk”The Hill (Opinion)