Since President Trump instated his immigration ban, stories of how it's affecting people have circulated on social media. One photo shared on Facebook shows how the ban impacts our country's caregivers.
The Committee of Interns and Residents, the largest housestaff union in the United States, posted the photo:
The man in the picture is Dr. Mazin Khalid of Interfaith Medical Center in New York. Before coming to the U.S., he practiced in Sudan and Saudi Arabia. The sign he's holding reads, "I am taking care of your mom ... but I can't go see mine."
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It was also shared on Twitter by economist and writer Mohamed El Dahshan:
The image has gone viral on both platforms, generating thousands of shares.
Khalid isn't the only doctor affected by the executive order -- even in his own medical center. Another resident, Dr. Kamal Fadlalla, was unable to return to the U.S. to practice medicine after visiting his native country of Sudan.
Around one in four doctors in the U.S. are foreign born; 40 percent of foreign-born doctors are originally from Asia.