The doctor from new York, who is at the forefront of the fight against coronavirus, was denied a green card

A doctor from new York who treats patients with the coronavirus, said the letter had plunged her into shock: her application for a green card was rejected.

«Every day I’m putting myself on doing this work and my brain «blew up» what they don’t appreciate it or don’t see value in my work,» he told Chris Cuomo during an interview with CNN’s Dr. Julie to Iafrate. «It’s like a slap in the face».

Julia is a teacher at the Columbia University Medical Center and specializiruetsya sports medicine. But she says volunteers volunteered to work at the forefront of the fight against the coronavirus that gripped the city. «Because I’m a doctor,» says Julia. «Because that’s what I’m doing, because I know that I can help.»

I deserve to be here. #helpdrjstay #ImmigrantsAreEssential

— Dr. Julia Iafrate, DO, CAQSM, FAAPMR (@thenewDrJ) May 4, 2020

Julia, who immigrated to the U.S. from Canada, said she has lived in the U.S. for 13 years, completing the internship program at Mayo Clinic and graduate school at the University of Iowa. Almost 3 years she worked at Columbia University Medical Center and was a doctor USA Ski Team and Columbia University Athletics.

A few days ago, as told to Julia, she learned from the Service of citizenship and immigration of the United States that its application for green card was rejected.

The girl says that she was in shock, and her superiors at work. «They are asking you to be an expert in your field… and I did. I proved it again and again. And I’m shocked that they did not consider it necessary to have someone like me here.»

The question about Julia in the Service of citizenship and immigration, the United States said that they do not comment on decisions in individual cases.

The administration trump did restrictions on immigration more strict in recent weeks in response to the pandemic coronavirus, and warned that it may be because officials are working to protect the jobs of Americans. Defenders of the rights of immigrants argue that immigrants are at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic and their work is an important part of the economy.

Meanwhile, Julia said that appealed to her case.

She said that for the first time in my life feeling helpless. «It’s hard… I don’t know what to do. I don’t know what could have done better,» she says. «I don’t know what could be done differently».