Ali Noorani is president & chief executive officer of the National Immigration Forum, a nonpartisan advocacy organization working with faith, law enforcement and business leaders to promote the value of immigrants and immigration. Through innovative constituency, communications and advocacy strategies, Ali is one of the nation’s most creative coalition builders.
Ali provides a principled and reasoned voice on immigration policy and politics at the local, national and global level. He 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.
Ali is an Emerson Dial Fellow, a Fellow at the Arizona State University Social Transformation Lab, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, holds a Master’s in Public Health from Boston University and is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. Ali lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife Toya Gavin, and is the author of “There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration,” (Prometheus, April 2017) and the upcoming “Crossing Borders: The Reconciliation of a Nation of Immigrants,” (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022), as well as host of the “Only in America” podcast.