Only in America with Ali Noorani
Summary: 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.
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. And, as usual, Ali gives his take on events in Congress.
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.
Ali visits Texas, where employment rates have risen thanks to the North American Free Trade Agreement. And he finds out how the people of Houston came together in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Ali travels out west to find out how diversity is affecting rural communities. And, we ask: does God believe in borders?