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Ali Noorani has more than a decade of successful leadership in public policy advocacy, non-profit management and coalition organizing, across a wide range of issues. As a key figure among a new generation of national leaders, he continues this mission as Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum.
Under Noorani’s leadership since 2008, the Forum is a powerful and key advocate on numerous immigration issues, working in alliance with business, law enforcement, faith and immigrant leadership across the country to advance much needed reforms to our nation’s immigration system.
Noorani provides a principled and reasoned voice on immigration policy and politics, and has appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, NBC News, ABC News, 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.
Prior to joining the Forum, Noorani was Executive Director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA). Before taking the helm at MIRA, Noorani served as the Director of Public Health for the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center and Codman Square Health Center, two large community health centers in Boston. Prior to that, Noorani worked for the City of Boston coordinating funding and technical assistance to regional environmental projects.