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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.

May 17, 2018

Ali chats with Rafed Alsaad, who had to flee his home in Baghdad  after helping the American forces in Iraq. Now living in South Bend, Indiana, he talks about saving his wife and children, but having to leave his wider family behind, and the welcome he received from the neighbors in his new community. 

And later, why France's immigrants are now the country's top bakers.


Mahmoud M'seddi, winner of the Parisian Baguette section of the French annual Festival of Bread, with President Emmanuel Macron.