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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.

Sep 18, 2019


For this week’s Citizenship Day episode, Ali speaks with Valdeta Mehanja, a MAVNI program recruit and Army Black Hawk pilot-in-training who is currently serving in the Alabama National Guard. Originally from Kosovo, Val spent time in German refugee camps before working as a military contractor for the U.S.,...

Sep 11, 2019

Sheriff Peter Koutoujian of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, is dedicated to building trust with all residents of the incredibly large and diverse county. As a former state representative and a leader in state and national law enforcement associations, his position as an elected official gives him a unique platform...

Sep 4, 2019

Matthew McCarthy is the CEO of Ben & Jerry’s, where he leads a company known for its commitment to advocating for immigrants and refugees, along with a plethora of other important social issues.

Matthew and Ali talked about what it’s like to lead Ben & Jerry’s,  and the role that social and political...

Aug 28, 2019

For this week’s episode, Ali talked to Ado Mustafic, a refugee from Bosnia who lives in Twin Falls, Idaho. Fleeing the ethnic cleansing of Bosnian Muslims, his family embarked on a two-year journey crossing borders as refugees. Ultimately, they resettled in the U.S. and started over in Idaho.

Ado talks about growing...

Aug 21, 2019

Ali talks to Jason DeParle, a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and veteran New York Times reporter. He is the author of a new book called A Good Provider is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century, which tells the story of migration through a multigenerational saga of one Filipino family.