Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

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.

Jun 19, 2019



This week, Ali goes back to school, and joins an English language class of immigrant Whole Foods employees. It's part of the National Immigration Forum's program "Skills and Opportunity for the New American Workforce."  As Ali discovered, it's not simply enabling them to better engage with the customers –...

Jun 12, 2019

Daniel Garza Headshot

This week we meet Daniel Garza, who started life picking crops with his Mexican American family, and rose to be a senior advisor in the George W. Bush Administration. Now he's a leading advocate for Hispanic immigrants. He leads the Libre Initiative, a grassroots non-profit which works to empower the Hispanic...

Jun 5, 2019

Pati Headshot

This week, Ali talks to Pati Jinich, host of the popular James Beard Award-winning and Emmy-nominated PBS series Pati's Mexican Table.

Pati taught Ali how to prepare nopales, or cactus paddles, as the two discussed Pati’s love for food, her family’s history of migration, and the dish she’d serve lawmakers to...

May 29, 2019

Sherif Almiggabber is an officer within the Community Engagement Unit at the Montgomery County Police Department, where he has worked for 13 years. Montgomery County, Maryland — right outside of Washington, D.C. — is one of the most diverse counties in America.

Hear his conversation with Ali about how, as an...

May 22, 2019

Marty Rosenbluth is the only immigration attorney in Lumpkin, Georgia, near the Stewart Detention Center, where detainees face a tough legal process and often lack representation. He and Ali talk about how he helps immigrants navigate the complex legal web and the lack of due process in our immigration court...