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What really drives the immigration debate? It’s people, not politics. Join us for “Only in America” 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.
 
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The largest gathering of progressive activists and leaders from across the country kicked off with a plan to critically assess the early accomplishments of the progressive movement under the new presidential administration and Congress that progressives have helped bring to power. They also came together with plans for the long haul – for carrying out the great new mission of our lifetimes: mobilizing a democratic majority to make progressive change that can shape America’s Future Now! Atten ...
 
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Ali meets with Jarrett Barrios, the CEO of the Red Cross Los Angeles, who tells of the mission to Houston, Texas, after Hurricane Harvey. Many undocumented immigrants whose homes were wrecked still refused to go to the shelters, for fear of deportation. And, later, why the citizenship question on the 2020 census will under-count key populations ...…
 
“We did not understand the country’s identity crisis…Consequently, we left in the hands of the opposition the hearts and minds of those we could have persuaded to support reform…Looking for an answer to their question of cultural identity, we gave them a political answer instead.” ALI NOORANI, Executive Director, National Immigration Forum, tal ...…
 
This week, Ali ponders how Congress - with it's competing and ever-divisive stances on immigration, will manage to safeguard the Dreamers. And he chats with Jer Swigart, from Bend, Oregon, the co-author of "Mending the Divides" and leader of the Global Immersion Project, on faith-based peacemaking and healing between communities.…
 
This week, host Ali Noorani examines the challenges ahead as Congress wrestles with the future of DACA, with the deadline looming. And the CEO of Arizona's Chamber of Commerce, Glenn Hamer, tells him about the indispensable role played by immigrants in the state's booming economy; why Dreamers must be allowed to stay, and how NAFTA can be a lon ...…
 
With the fate of thousands of DACA recipients still in the hands of a deadlocked Congress, Ali chats with four members of the Voices of Christian Dreamers, who visited Capitol Hill this week to plea for their American futures. Guests; Liz Dong Ruth Velazquez Vanessa Gutierrez Amado Lobatos The Des Moines Register DACA story…
 
Ali breaks down the math in the immigration debate on Capitol Hill, and talks to Bernardo Castro, a young Utah dreamer lobbying for an American future for himself and his family. Ali also chats with author Michelle Warren about her latest book, "The Power of Proximity", and her life among the diverse communities of the Denver, Co. suburbs.…
 
Ali talks with Dr. Eduardo Padron, the President of Miami-Dade College - America's largest community college. Dr. Padron talks about his optimism for the future of immigrants in the U.S., despite the "ugly rhetoric" currently surrounding the issue. Plus, Ali gives his weekly take on events on Capitol Hill.…
 
Ali visits the cattle plains of Idaho, where thousands of hispanic immigrants have powered the booming dairy economy. But industry leaders fear labor shortages if deportations increase.
 
Ali talks with the award-winning author Helen Thorpe, who spent a school year watching refugee children who'd fled war, famine and disasters flourish in a classroom in Denver, Co.
 
Congress is running out of time to choose what to do with the Dream Act recipients. And Ali goes to Illinois, and hears from the sheriff who changed his mind on immigration.
 
Ali is in Chicago, finding out how people reconcile their faith with the politics surrounding immigration. And how baseball's World Series is boosted by multi-cultural stars.
 
Ali visits Texas, where employment has risen thanks to the North American Free Trade Agreement. And he finds out how the people of Houston came together to meet the challenges of Hurricane Harvey.
 
Ali travels west to find out how diversity is affecting rural communities. And, we ask: does God believe in borders?
 
In this episode that aired live on Facebook first, I talk with renowned activist and immigration advocate Ali Noorani. His critically acclaimed book "There Goes the Neighborhood" takes a look back at the challenges of immigration reform and what can be done in the future. Insightful discussion!Here is the Facebook Live video link also:https://w ...…
 
http://jlptalk.com GUEST: Ali Noorani (ImmigrationForum.org) author of “There Goes the Neighborhood,” defends and debates refugees and immigrants in America. They debate Trump’s travel ban (he agrees with courts, citing First Amendment), and Jesse says he doesn’t trust him because Muslims are allowed to lie to the infidel. Callers compare him t ...…
 
The possibility that a Donald Trump administration might restrict Muslim immigration and compile a registry of Muslim Americans has raised alarms among ethnic and religious groups, civil libertarians, and others. Ann Burroughs, interim president and CEO of the Japanese American National Museum and chair of the board of directors of Amnesty Inte ...…
 
Author Lawrence Hill, executive director of the National Immigration Forum Ali Noorani, WBEZ's Yolanda Perdomo discuss the current refugee crisis in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe, and US and Canadian immigration policies.
 
The national immigration debate is raging again, following the new laws passed in Arizona. Supporters say the federal government is failing to secure this nation and stop the flood of illegals, but critics like Ali Noorani of the National Immigration Forum say this law won't help Arizona. He says it will only encourage immigrants to hide from p ...…
 
America's Future Now live from Washington DC. The Politics of Immigration: What Needs to be Done Workers, Justice and Immigration Reform with speakers: Moderator: Gabe Gonzalez, Center for Community Change Ali Noorani, National Immigration Forum Angelica Salas, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) Eddie Sotelo* “Piolin” ...…
 
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