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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.

Aug 29, 2018

This week, Ali mourns the passing of Senator John McCain, a strong advocate of "American Exceptionalism." And he chats with another  Vietnam veteran - Former Idaho Chief Justice Jim Jones, who is championing the rights of American immigrants...

Aug 22, 2018

This week, Ali meets author Gena Thomas, who with her husband fostered a 4-year-old undocumented girl from Honduras. Gena talks about putting Christianity into action - starting with tortillas, and ending with...

Aug 15, 2018

This week, Ali talks with Ronald Brownstein, Atlantic Media's Editorial Director for Strategic Partnerships and a veteran political journalist. They talk baseball, America's changing demographics, and the prospects for the upcoming elections amid the controversy surrounding the Trump administration's immigration...

Aug 8, 2018

This week Ali chats with three authors whose work captures the contemporary conversation surrounding immigration and American identity. 

Michelle Warren

Dr. Sandro Galea


Aug 1, 2018

This week, New York City Councilman Carlos Menchaca tells Ali Noorani how he got elected - by listening to the needs of the diverse communities he now serves, and empowering them to become active citizens in the democratic process. Plus, an update on the separated migrant children still without their...