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How Places Like Houston Will Help Solve America’s Immigration Issues

(Above: Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum. (Photo Courtesy: NIF/Ali-Noorani.com) As executive director of the National Immigration Forum, Ali Noorani advocates for the value of immigrants and immigration. That’s not an easy job these days amid debate over so-called “sanctuary cities” and the 287(g) program, the Trump Administration’s plans for a border […]

Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum. (Photo Courtesy: NIF/Ali-Noorani.com)(Above: Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum. (Photo Courtesy: NIF/Ali-Noorani.com)

There Goes the Neighborhood - Book CoverAs executive director of the National Immigration Forum, Ali Noorani advocates for the value of immigrants and immigration. That’s not an easy job these days amid debate over so-called “sanctuary cities” and the 287(g) program, the Trump Administration’s plans for a border wall and ongoing court challenges to the president’s executive orders on immigration.

Noorani was recently in Houston and talked with Joshua Zinn about his views on immigration, the policies of the current administration, about his new book There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome and Meet the Challenge of American Immigrationand about what future he sees for Greater Houston’s immigrant population.

Noorani says that in his travels across the country, he has reason to be hopeful that country will find a productive solution to its immigration issues.

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