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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 29, 2019

Sherif Almiggabber is an officer within the Community Engagement Unit at the Montgomery County Police Department, where he has worked for 13 years. Montgomery County, Maryland — right outside of Washington, D.C. — is one of the most diverse counties in America.

Hear his conversation with Ali about how, as an...

May 22, 2019

Marty Rosenbluth is the only immigration attorney in Lumpkin, Georgia, near the Stewart Detention Center, where detainees face a tough legal process and often lack representation. He and Ali talk about how he helps immigrants navigate the complex legal web and the lack of due process in our immigration court...

May 15, 2019

Chuck Staben is president of the University of Idaho. He has been named the “Amigo del Año” (Friend of the Year) by the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs for his work on the Caminos al Futuro program and College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) initiative, both of which provide academic support immigrant...

May 8, 2019


Susan West is director of the Conversational English Ministry for the Montgomery Baptist Association in Montgomery, Alabama.  A retired teacher, she previously taught English to the families of foreign officers receiving officer training at Maxwell Air Force Base. She highly recommends the children’s book “

May 1, 2019


Belinda Bauman is a writer, teacher and advocate living in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is the author of “Brave Souls: Experiencing the Audacious Power of Empathy.” Belinda is also the founder of the One Million Thumbprints, which advocates for women in the most dangerous conflict zones in the world. Her work...