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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 28, 2019

For this week’s episode, Ali talked to Ado Mustafic, a refugee from Bosnia who lives in Twin Falls, Idaho. Fleeing the ethnic cleansing of Bosnian Muslims, his family embarked on a two-year journey crossing borders as refugees. Ultimately, they resettled in the U.S. and started over in Idaho.

Ado talks about growing...

Aug 21, 2019

Ali talks to Jason DeParle, a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and veteran New York Times reporter. He is the author of a new book called A Good Provider is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century, which tells the story of migration through a multigenerational saga of one Filipino family.


Aug 14, 2019


This week, Ali chats with Karen Gonzalez, an immigrant from Guatemala who now advocates for refugees as the Director of Human Resources at World Relief. She is the author of the new book, The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible, and the Journey to Belong. As an immigrant, an advocate and a Christian, she discusses...

Aug 7, 2019

Continuing our focus on immigration in Ohio, Ali talks to Eileen Wilson, the director of Refugee & Immigrant Ministries at Building Hope in the City Cleveland. She oversees an incredible range of programs that help new residents transform a foreign place into their new home. They talk about Eileen’s immigrant story,...