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From Arizona, the business case for the Dreamers, and for NAFTA

Only in America with Ali Noorani

Release Date: 01/10/2018

What is ‘Great Replacement’ Theory and how can we push back against it? show art What is ‘Great Replacement’ Theory and how can we push back against it?

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It’s a bigoted ideology that has led to hate and violence – and to U.S. laws and fringe political movements. But why does it continue to shape immigration policies and pop up in cable news and social media? This week we speak to Alan Cross, a Southern Baptist pastor, and author who has written extensively on the role of the church in race relations. Be sure to check out our in-depth explainer and resource page about the ‘Great Replacement’ theory’s origins, misconceptions a

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Welcoming Afghans, Part VI show art Welcoming Afghans, Part VI

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This week, we bring you the story of a diverse coalition made up of former presidents, business coalition leaders, and many more working together to help Afghan evacuees. In the last episode of our “Welcoming Afghans” series, we talk to Nazanin Ash, CEO of Welcome.us and Nadia Hashimi a member of the National Welcome Council at Welcome.us.  

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Welcoming Afghans, Part V show art Welcoming Afghans, Part V

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Picture this: 2 veterans helping Afghan evacuees find safety and build new lives in Ohio using mostly social media and fundraising sites. In one of the most moving and engaging episodes we’ve had yet, Matt Carpenter and Rick Stockburger detail their mission to help 150 people evacuate Afghanistan this fall. They also detail what some of these evacuees are facing coming to the US as well as stories of working and fighting alongside Afghan nationals in the hopes of building a more democratic Afghanistan.

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Welcoming Afghans, Part IV: Veterans Day show art Welcoming Afghans, Part IV: Veterans Day

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Veterans Day is a day to celebrate those who have served and are serving in the Armed Forces – and their commitment to the effort to welcome Afghans to America is no exception. In this week’s episode, we look at how the military community has stepped up to the challenge of welcoming new arrivals – and how these connections, along with new legislation, can set Afghans up for success. We speak this week with Margaret Stock, Nazanin Ash, Nadia Hashimi.

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Welcoming Afghans Part III show art Welcoming Afghans Part III

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Through digital and in-person efforts, countless people around the U.S. continue to help Afghan evacuees resettle in their new community. This week we bring you stories from two local organizations helping in a big way.

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Welcoming Afghans Part II show art Welcoming Afghans Part II

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This week, the story of one organization that is showing up in a big way for Afghan evacuees: The International Institute of Akron has been welcoming immigrants and refugees to Akron for over 100 years, but recent changes in the refugee ceiling – and then the military withdrawal from Afghanistan this year – has changed their work in big ways. In the second part of our multi-part series about helping Afghan evacuees, we speak with Madhu Sharma, the Executive Director of The International

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Welcoming Afghans, Part I show art Welcoming Afghans, Part I

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Thousands of Afghan evacuees are still unmoored months after the U.S withdrawal from Afghanistan. Many remain on military bases in the U.S. and across the world. Their stories don’t end with evacuation - in fact, it’s just the beginning of a resettlement process that requires a formidable amount of planning, resources, and cooperation across communities. In our first episode, we speak to Bri Stensrud, Director of Women of Welcome.

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Sikh Captain America show art Sikh Captain America

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We are back! Thank you for joining us after our brief break.  

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What do borders mean in a globalized world? show art What do borders mean in a globalized world?

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This week we look at the symbolism and substance of borders. We’ve covered the US/Mexico border previously, but this time we take a large look at borderlands and what those lines mean for the people living on either side.

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Reconciliation and Immigration Reform show art Reconciliation and Immigration Reform

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Immigration reform for Dreamers could be on the horizon, but what does achieving it through budget reconciliation mean for future immigration reform efforts? This week we speak to Bill Kristol director of Defending Democracy Together. Our conversation looks at what the potentially $3.5 trillion budget package would really mean for DACA and other immigration laws as well as the future of bipartisan legislation.  

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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 long-term success.