American Sauce: New saloons and modern immigrants
March 14th, 2011
02:59 PM ET
12 years ago

American Sauce: New saloons and modern immigrants

Capitol Hill (CNN) – This week American Sauce looks at three things Congress likes to kick around a lot, but which rarely get in-depth attention from the Capitol Hill podiums: *legal* immigration, small business and obesity.

Legal Immigration

There is plenty of discussion of illegal immigration. For St. Patrick’s Day, we turn instead to the other way of entering the United States: legally. You might be surprised at a) how most legal, permanent immigrants get into the United States these days and b) how long ago Congress passed the central law setting up modern immigration policy. Wondering. Listen to the podcast here, forward to the final segment.

Small Business

Everyone wants to help them. Everyone accuses the other guy of hurting them. But what is it like to actually start a small business these days? We talk to a new restaurant owner in Atlanta who gives a vivid picture from the ground, and who says there are huge advantages to opening your doors now.

To hear that, click here and sit back. It’s at the top of the show.


What exactly is that new law aimed at reducing childhood obesity doing? We lay it out for you, in the soup aisle of a grocery store. You’ll find that in the middle of our show this week.

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soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Elliott Rodriguez

    If I got here legaly why can't everybody else

    March 14, 2011 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  2. chuck

    There is absolutely no reason in the world to stand in line for a year or two and get here legally when you can cut line today, hide for a lifetime among the masses in safe zones like Houston, Texas, have legal children and anchor yourself here for a lifetime. Now those legal anchor babies can petition at the age of 18 for their relatives to join them in the great American giveaway of free emergency room health care and public education. Did I mention free lunch?

    March 14, 2011 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |