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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.

Jul 29, 2020

This week we hear about what happened around immigration in the 1990s, and how that’s affected today’s conversations.

Ali talks to Doris Meissner, a former Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. She’s currently a Senior Fellow and Director of the U.S. Immigration Policy Program at...


Jul 22, 2020

This week, we pick up where we left off and take a look at what happened in immigration between the 1960s and 1980s. Following the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, the next major immigration reform came during the Reagan era of the 1980s, and Charles Kamasaki was a firsthand witness. He’s now a Senior Cabinet...


Jul 15, 2020

This week, we take a look at what we can learn from our nation’s history around immigration reform that could help shape the future of it.

Ali talks to Jia Lynn Yang, deputy national editor at the New York Times and author of One Mighty and Irresistible Tide: The Epic Struggle Over American Immigration,...


Jul 8, 2020

We often hear people say they don’t have a problem with people coming to the U.S. — as long as they are coming here legally. But our legal immigration system is complex and challenging to navigate — and the increasing number of threats it faces from the Trump administration only intensifies this.

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Jul 1, 2020

This week, we hear about the South Carolina churches receiving masks made by refugees in Greece. Ali hears from two South Carolinians who are distributing thousands of masks to their communities.

David Lee is a missionary of the North American Mission Board’s Ministry Evangelism Team. He serves as Director of Lay...