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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.

Oct 31, 2018

This week, Ali talks with Shirley Hoogstra, President of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. 

She spoke of the diversity of her college populations, how they're working to become international citizens, and how people with different views can hear each other, civility.  


Oct 24, 2018

This week, Ali chats with two business executives who are leading the way on immigration reform. 

Pete Wiersma, a dairy farm owner, is the President of the Idaho Dairyman's Association. His grandparents came to the U.S. from the Netherlands, where they owned a farm which dated back to the 16th century. 


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Oct 15, 2018


Americans want to move on from the polarized and rancorous political debate about immigration, full of misplaced fear and disinformation, to solutions based on what the Founding Fathers wanted: the results of our "Living Room Conversations" held throughout the country in 2018. Listen to the findings from...

Oct 10, 2018

This time, Ali meets the Texas Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran, who represents District 3 in San Antonio, where she was born and raised. She tells Ali about her family roots all the way back to The Alamo; the importance of social justice in her politics, the influence of "radical nuns", and how fixing the sidewalks is at...

Oct 3, 2018

This week, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Art Cullen talks to Ali in his home town, Storm Lake, IA, which has welcomed immigrants for generations from Vietnam to Guatemala. Storm Lake's  population and economy continue to grow, bucking the trend of other Iowa cities and serving as a model for integration...