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

Join us for the “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.

Apr 21, 2021

The Beehive State is not often at the forefront of the immigration debate, but as we discuss this week, Utah’s approach to immigration reform has a lot we can learn from 

As many of their geographical neighbors passed notoriously anti-immigrant and racist legislation, Utah’s communities were sending a different...

Apr 16, 2021

A record number of people have been attempting to cross the US-Mexico border this year, many of them children.

There are reports of a backlog of thousands of people willing to take a chance. And those turned back usually wait a bit in Mexico and try again. So how does the number of people attempting to cross the border...

Mar 31, 2021

In our upcoming series, we take a virtual road trip around Utah to talk to residents about how immigration impacts Utah and what it's like to be an immigrant in the Beehive State.

We’ll be exploring how immigrants contribute to their communities in Utah, how national immigration conversations impact – or don’t...

Mar 24, 2021

Last week’s shooting in Atlanta is part of a tragic rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders across the country. This rise is coupled with the fact that discrimination and hate faced by Asian Americans is often overlooked by press, policymakers and systems. Data collection efforts lag;

Mar 10, 2021

Ensuring safe, equitable vaccination campaigns is a challenge for communities across the country. But the rollout for an immigrant in New York City can look quite different than it does for one in small-town Iowa.

This week, Ali talks to Maria Ramos, a city council member in Storm Lake, Iowa. Maria discusses how her...