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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 30, 2019

Ali talks to author and former speechwriter for President Obama, Adam Frankel, about the trauma that migrants face, how that can affect future generations, and how to address it.

In his new book, “The Survivors: A Story of War, Inheritance, and Healing,” Adam describes his family’s journey from the Holocaust to...

Oct 23, 2019

Felipe Jacome is a photographer and artist focusing on “issues of human mobility and human rights.” His latest project, “Caminantes,” documents immigrant journeys — and the reasons for them — through portraits of Venezuelan refugees.

Born in Ecuador, Felipe immigrated to the U.S. with his family as a...

Oct 16, 2019

South Tulsa Baptist Church in suburban Tulsa, Oklahoma, is helping immigrants from more than 30 countries thrive and navigate a new life through their international and refugee ministry. Ali talks to Eric Costanzo, the church’s lead pastor, and Cesar Quintero, an active member of the church community and an...

Oct 9, 2019


Oscar Cásares is the author of Brownsville, Amigoland and the new novel Where We Come From. He teaches creative writing at the University of Texas at Austin.

Originally from the border town of Brownsville, Texas, Oscar grew up surrounded by stories of life on the border. He and Ali spoke about what led him to become...

Oct 2, 2019

Ali talks to author and comedian Maeve Higgins, who is host of the podcast “Maeve in America: Immigration IRL.” Maeve brings listeners “funny, beautiful and sometimes maddening immigration stories, told by the people who’ve lived them.”

An Irish immigrant herself, Maeve hopes to show native-born Americans how...