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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.

Jun 27, 2018

This week, Ali talks with DACA recipient Esmeralda Tovar-Contreras. She's the mother of a 19-month-old baby and her fiance is in the U.S. Army. As thousands of Dreamers are threatened with deportation by the Trump administration's decision to rescind DACA, Esmeralda hasn't moved back in to the shadows. Instead,...

Jun 20, 2018


Kathy Tran arrived as a refugee from Vietnam in 1980 as a child. Now she's a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. On World Refugee Day, Ali chats with Kathy about her desperate flight from war, her run for high office, and how she's living proof of the reality of the American...

Jun 18, 2018

In this special edition, the incredible story of the FBI informant who helped to break up an MS-13 gang in Boston, MA. Ali talks to journalist Michele McPhee who tells the story in next week's edition of Newsweek.

They discuss how the cooperation of Boston's immigrant community with law enforcement plays a vital role...

Jun 13, 2018

Ali visits the storied town of Storm Lake, Iowa, which proudly has one of the most diverse populations in rural America, and chats with the new Mayor, Mike Porsch. And later, the crackdown on asylum-seekers at the southern border, and the ongoing divisions in Congress over DACA. 

Jun 7, 2018

A Texas judge speaks out as hundreds of migrant children, separated from their parents who fled violence in Central and South America, are sent to detention centers near the southern US border.

And Ali chats with Jenny Yang and Matt Soerens from World Relief about how to unite the evangelical movement around...