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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.

Nov 28, 2018


This week, Ali's conversation with two U.S. Senators on the cutting edge of the immigration debate - Republican James Lankford of Oklahoma, and Democrat Michael Bennet from Colorado. On November 15, they were honored with the "Courage to Lead Award" at our annual convening in Washington D.C., for their work...

Nov 21, 2018

In our 2018 Thanksgiving Special, Ali travels from Indiana, to Idaho, to the southern border, with three guests with different experiences of "welcoming the stranger". 

Rafed Alsaad helped the US forces in Iraq, and had to flee his homeland to be welcomed in South Bend, Indiana. 

Priscilla Salant, a Professor Emeritus...

Nov 14, 2018


This week Joe Maddon, Manager of the World Series-winning Chicago Cubs, tells Ali about his hometown of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, and the project he established there to help the immigrant populations gain a foothold in American society. And he praises the contribution of foreign-born players to Major...

Nov 5, 2018

On the eve of the mid-term elections, Ali meets León Krauze, a prominent Mexican-born broadcaster and journalist. León is hopeful for American democracy and the future of immigrants here, despite the demonizing of them before and during this election campaign. 

And later, in Ali's weekly commentary - why neither...