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What really drives the immigration debate? It’s people, not politics.

Join us for “Only in America with Ali Noorani” podcast, to hear how Americans from all walks of life and from across the political spectrum are experiencing changes in their communities as a result of immigration.

Faith leaders, law enforcement officials, business owners and others speak openly about the way culture, identity and values are shaping and defining our country, and they offer a constructive way forward in the immigration debate.

Feb 12, 2020

Americans’ perceptions of immigrants and refugees often boil down to a key question: Are immigrants givers or takers to our communities? When you take a deeper dive, it’s clear that immigrants are contributing. Across a variety of industries, they’re starting businesses, creating jobs, paying taxes, and, in many...


Feb 5, 2020

We wrap up our border series, Between a Wall and a Hard Place, by taking a step back and looking at the region as a whole. Ali talks to Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Martha Bárcena Coqui about practical solutions to meet border challenges and what an ideal future for the U.S.-Mexico border would look like.

Americans...


Jan 29, 2020

In the third episode of our journey along the U.S.-Mexico border, we take a look at the chaos that migrants face when they arrive in the U.S. due to new border policies from the Trump administration. Rules such as the Migrant Protection Protocols — implemented one year ago — are creating more disorder rather...


Jan 22, 2020

We continue our series, Between a Wall and a Hard Place, by hearing about migrant shelters in the border region, how the faith community is helping, and the challenges they face in doing so.

Ali talks to Sami DiPasquale, a faith leader in El Paso, Texas, who leads two organizations that help recent immigrants:...


Jan 15, 2020

For the first episode of our new border series, Ali talks to Jason De León, a MacArthur Genius Fellow and author of The Land of Open Graves. Jason has explored the human consequences of deterrence policies through an in-depth anthropological study of crossings through the Sonoran desert — and how deterrence has...