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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.

Feb 26, 2020

This week, Ali speaks to Nafy Flatley, a Senegal-born chef and entrepreneur who founded the food and beverage company Teranga.

In a conversation at San Francisco’s La Cocina, Ali spoke to Nafy about her journey to the U.S., the challenges of starting a business,  and how her idea of the American Dream has evolved.


Feb 19, 2020

We begin our series, “The Myth of the Immigrant Burden,” by learning about the contributions of immigrants in the trucking industry through the lens of the growth of the Punjabi trucking community in California.

Ali talks with Raman Dhillon, head of the North American Punjabi Trucking Association about how the...

Feb 12, 2020

Americans’ perceptions of immigrants and refugees often boil down to a key question: Are immigrants givers or takers to our communities? When you take a deeper dive, it’s clear that immigrants are contributing. Across a variety of industries, they’re starting businesses, creating jobs, paying taxes, and, in many...

Feb 5, 2020

We wrap up our border series, Between a Wall and a Hard Place, by taking a step back and looking at the region as a whole. Ali talks to Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Martha Bárcena Coqui about practical solutions to meet border challenges and what an ideal future for the U.S.-Mexico border would look like.