731. Family Reunification with Dr Arsalan Shahid

It was a great pleasure to be joined in the tortoise shack by Dr Arsalan Shahid. We discuss how he came from Pakistan to Ireland in 2016, had to give up his ambition to become a surgeon because of our non-training of immigrant doctors, was married in early 2020 and how now, after an earlier miscarriage, he and his lovely wife Namra Javed are due their first child any day now. All of this would be a time for celebration except the Irish state has refused a visa to Namra’s mother a 3 month visa to help them after the birth of the baby. This is a cruel and ludicrous situation and we’re urging you all to ask Minister Helen McEntee to intervene here.

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  1. Excellent initiative by The Echo Chamber for raising this topic .Its a plight of every other Noneu Nchd working in Irish Health system and discriminatory policies of Irish Immigration department .

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