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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.

Jun 26, 2019

This week, on the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, Ali remembers the sacrifice of thousands of immigrant laborers from China through the work of a California artist.

Jason Ma created the musical "Gold Mountain" based on the lives of those who struggled to complete the project, which shortened a perilous months-long journey to less than week, and transformed the American economy.

Jason talks about his life, work and family, and how the musical has revived the memory of the enormous sacrifice made by the Chinese workers.