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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.

Nov 21, 2018

In our 2018 Thanksgiving Special, Ali travels from Indiana, to Idaho, to the southern border, with three guests with different experiences of "welcoming the stranger". 

Rafed Alsaad helped the US forces in Iraq, and had to flee his homeland to be welcomed in South Bend, Indiana. 

Priscilla Salant, a Professor Emeritus...

Oct 15, 2018


Americans want to move on from the polarized and rancorous political debate about immigration, full of misplaced fear and disinformation, to solutions based on what the Founding Fathers wanted: the results of our "Living Room Conversations" held throughout the country in 2018. Listen to the findings from...

Aug 1, 2018

This week, New York City Councilman Carlos Menchaca tells Ali Noorani how he got elected - by listening to the needs of the diverse communities he now serves, and empowering them to become active citizens in the democratic process. Plus, an update on the separated migrant children still without their...

Jun 13, 2018

Ali visits the storied town of Storm Lake, Iowa, which proudly has one of the most diverse populations in rural America, and chats with the new Mayor, Mike Porsch. And later, the crackdown on asylum-seekers at the southern border, and the ongoing divisions in Congress over DACA.