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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.

Mar 13, 2019


Brett Hunt is the executive director of the Public Service Academy at Arizona State University. Previously, he served as a U.S. Army captain and Foreign Service officer .

Sara Nieves Pereia is a student and communications lead at the academy. Originally from the Azores islands, she recently became a U.S. citizen. Sara and her American husband moved to his home state of Arizona in 2011.

Ali spoke to Brett and Sara about the values the academy instills in students, the traumatic transition of immigration to the US, and what public service means to them.