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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.

May 28, 2018

Ali talks to three amazing women who are working both in public and behind the scenes to re-imagine the future for immigrants in the United States.

Left to Right:-

Gaby Pacheco, DACA recipient, and leader of TheDream.US

Karen Tumlin, Legal Director of the National Immigration Law Center

Sayu Bhojwani, President of...

May 24, 2018

This week, Ali talks with Raquel Castañeda-López, the first Latina to be elected to the Detroit City Council.

Raquel tells of her childhood struggles born and raised in a diverse but poverty-stricken section of the city, and how the local residents gave her the courage to run for office. She also lays out her vision...

May 17, 2018

Ali chats with Rafed Alsaad, who had to flee his home in Baghdad  after helping the American forces in Iraq. Now living in South Bend, Indiana, he talks about saving his wife and children, but having to leave his wider family behind, and the welcome he received from the neighbors in his new community. 

And later, why...

May 10, 2018

Ali talks with Cecillia Wang, a deputy legal director at the national ACLU about the court battles against the Trump Administration's anti-immigration campaign. 

She also directs the Center for Democracy, which encompasses the ACLU’s work on immigrants’ rights, voting rights, national security, human rights, and...

May 2, 2018

This week, the fear in America's immigrant communities as ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) continues to expand  arrests and deportations.


And Ali talks to Rondell Treviño, from Memphis,TN, who founded The Immigration Project to demonstrate how the Bible teaches us to reach out and embrace immigrants. He’s...