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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.

Sep 30, 2020

This week Ali talks to Adamou Mohamed, an organizer and civic engagement coordinator with Church World Service. He leads their efforts working with refugee leaders on voter registration, education, and turnout.

He and Ali spoke about the unique experiences and challenges refugee voters face, and the importance of...

Sep 23, 2020

Catch this preview of our upcoming series on civic engagement and how immigrants and immigration impact the 2020 election.

Plus, stick around for a segment from another great podcast, “A Better Life?” from Feet in 2 Worlds, winner of multiple awards for journalism about and by immigrants. This clip features...

Sep 16, 2020

Reporter Tina Vasquez tells Ali about her work as a movement journalist and her work building trust within the communities she reports on, including the Black immigrant community. Tina is a senior reporter at Prism — a BIPOC-focused media outlet whose news team is 100% led by women of color — where she leads...

Sep 9, 2020

This week Ali talks to Abdi Nor Iftin, bestselling author of “Call Me American: A Memoir.” Originally from Somalia, Abdi left the dangers of his home country only to be confronted with the harsh realities of racism in the U.S.  

Abdi spoke to Ali about improving the visibility and accessibility of Black immigrant...

Sep 2, 2020

This week, Ali talks to Alan Cross, lead pastor at the Petaluma Valley Baptist Church in northern California and author of “When Heaven and Earth Collide: Racism, Southern Evangelicals, and the Better Way of Jesus.” Raised in Mississippi, Alan has preached in churches across the South.

Alan and Ali spoke about the...