Ali Noorani says America’s debate over immigration isn’t just a political issue, it’s a cultural one. Noorani directs the National Immigration Forum, and he says at the heart of the debate is fear about jobs, security, and our identity as a nation. So, Noorani set out to look for solutions not in the halls of government, but in churches, businesses, and communities across the country. Noorani is in Utah this week; he’ll join us to talk about meeting the challenge of American immigration.
Ali Noorani is executive director of the National Immigration Forum, a Washington-based advocacy group for immigrants and immigration. He's the author of There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration. [Independent bookstores|Amazon]
Events in Salt Lake City
- Tuesday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m., Noorani will give a reading at The King's English Bookshop, 1511 S 1500 E in Salt Lake City. More information at kingsenglish.com
- Wednesday at Noon, Noorani is the keynote speaker at the Salt Lake Chamber's New Pioneers Dream Awards Luncheon, which recognizes the contributions of immigrants to the community. For more information and to register, visit slchamber.com
From the Archive:
- Want to learn more about the Utah Compact on immigration? Listen to Doug's 2011 conversation The Utah Compact, the LDS Church, and State Immigration Reform.