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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.

Apr 29, 2020

Immigrants are essential to the health of Americans, representing a major part of our healthcare industry workforce in both medical and nonmedical professions. We’ve seen how their work has been essential for our aging and growing nation, and we will only continue to need their contributions even more as our...

Apr 23, 2020

For this week’s episode, Ali talks to the Forum’s VP of Policy and Advocacy, Jacinta Ma, about the proclamation President Trump issued on Wednesday suspending some forms of immigration for at least 60 days.

They discuss what this policy means for immigrants and Americans — and the kinds of solutions we should be...

Apr 15, 2020

We finish our latest series by continuing to examine how America needs a modernized visa process for the agriculture industry, this time through the perspective of a larger growing operation.

Ali talks to Soren Bjorn, president of Driscoll’s of the Americas. An immigrant and a recently naturalized U.S. citizen, Soren...

Apr 8, 2020

Farm work is essential — workers spend their days in the fields ensuring there’s no disruption to our food supply and that there’s food on our tables. Yet many farmworkers are undocumented, and our immigration policies lack adequate pathways to legally fill these jobs. 

Ali talks to Teresa Romero, President of...

Apr 1, 2020

In the second episode of our series focused on the agriculture industry, we hear about the challenges that U.S. farms face due to a lack of workers.

Ali talks to Fred Strathmeyer Jr., the Pennsylvania Deputy Secretary for Plant Industry and Consumer Protection. Fred talks about his department’s commitment to a...