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From the National Immigration Forum, “Only in America” brings you the people behind our nation’s immigration debate.

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 on immigration.


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In the final episode of our pre-election deep dive into civic engagement, Ali hears about the experiences of two first-time voters who recently became U.S. citizens through the Forum’s New American Workforce program.

Karla Garcia, a Honduran immigrant who works for the D.C. Board of Elections, talks about her father’s experience voting for the first time this year and the changes she’s seen in the Latinx electorate over the years. Ambica Prakash, an entrepreneur born and raised in India, spoke about her journey through the naturalization process and her perspective on civic engagement as a new American.


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One of my favorites. A beautiful and inspiring look into what truly makes America great."

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