CCSS 2022 Speakers

Exhibit Hall

Crossing Borders: The Reconciliation of a Nation of Immigrants

Saturday Afternoon Keynote
Saturday, March 5
Ali Noorani

President & CEO, National Immigration Forum
One of our nation’s best coalition builders, Ali Noorani, President and CEO of the National Immigration Forum speaks exclusively to CCSS members about the moving stories of American immigrants and their journeys. Mr. Noorani presents the complexities of migration through families fleeing violence and poverty. Ali has spent years building bridges between immigrants and their often conservative communities. This keynote introduces CCSS members to modern-day migrants and the people that help them on both sides of the border. Going beyond partisan debate, Noorani offers insight as to why families make the decision to leave home and offers workable and real solutions to our nation's immigration crisis.  No matter where you sit on the political spectrum, you will have a more humane and nuanced understanding of our country's immigration issues after this session.   

Ali Noorani

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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.