-May 20, 2013-
3:00 -- The head of the IRS's labor union met with President Obama the day before the IRS launched its targeted program of Tea Party groups. Surely, it's just a coincidence.
4:00 -- Is Obama a flake? Here's an analysis that supports the conclusion that he is.
5:00 -- Shariah law in North Carolina - is it needed or are Republican lawmakers just scaremongering?
-May 21, 2013-
3:00 -- The Asheville TEA Party protests outisde the local IRS offices. Plus, french fries & curly fries.
4:00 -- French fries, curly fries, drive-ins, and radio frequency waves. Plus, if you had to pick a species of infestation, what would it be?
5:00 -- Pete's battles flies in his apartment. Plus, trivia!
-May 22, 2013-
3:00 -- Highlights of today's congressional hearing on the IRS scandal.
4:00 -- Belgian racing pigeons and pot-fed pigs who get the munchies.
5:00 -- The Charlotte Bobcats will change their name back to the Hornets. Because that'll make them be less sucky?
-May 23, 2013-
3:00 -- We start off with trivia! Then, a city in New Hampshire seeks a court order to prevent citizens from getting too close to parking meter enforcement, after the citizens launched a campaign to feed meters for strangers. Plus, a stolen poptart in Charlotte leads to an arrest, and the UN urges us all to eat insects to fight obesity.
4:00 -- Kevin King, Managing Editor of the Asheville and Hendersonville Tribunes, joins us to talk about the latest issue on news stands today. Also, the 38 signs you're from North Carolina.
5:00 -- Pete convinces Producer Tank to eat a fried grasshopper for $10.
-May 24, 2013-
3:00 -- Two Muslim terrorists kill a British soldier while people stand around and watch. Does it say something about the culture? Plus, Dr. Mark DeWeaver joins us to talk about whether the Chinese economy is collapsing.
4:00 -- The political spat between NC Rep. Robert Brawley and Speaker of the House Thom Tillis.
5:00 -- Free burgers for the guy who rescued three Cleveland women held captive for more than a decade. Plus, the Buncombe County budget recommendation from Manager Wanda Green.
Two Republican Senators from border states have rolled out bill that would give visas to young illegal immigrants as long as they meet certain criteria.
According to the news release from Senators Kay Bailey Hutchinson (TX) and John Kyl (AZ), the immigrants would need to attend school (and earn a bachelor's, associate's, vocational/technical, or advanced degree within 6 years), or serve in the U.S. military (for at least 4 years).
To be eligible:
- Applicant must have lived in the United States for five years prior to enactment;
- Applicant must have entered the country before the age of 14;
- Applicant must have good moral character;
- Applicant must not have committed a felony, must not have committed more than one misdemeanor, must not have committed a crime of moral turpitude, and must not have a final order of removal pending;
- Applicant must have knowledge of the English language, of American history, and of principles of U.S. government;
- Applicant must be 28 or younger at the time of application (unless applicant is under 32 and possesses a bachelor's degree from a U.S. college at the time of application);
- Applicants pay an application fee;
- Applicants complete a medical exam and submit biometric and biographic data as part of a background check.
To maintain W-1 visa status, visa holders:
- Must check in every six months with the DHS, and be compliant with program requirements;
- Must not access public welfare benefits;
- Must not access federal student loans, or other federal benefits, but may work while in school
- Do not have access to a green card while here on the W-1 visa.
This reads very much like the DREAM Act which the President essentially enacted all on his own by refusing to deport young illegal immigrants who were not violent criminals.
The big difference is that this ACHIEVE Act does NOT give the participants citizenship, whereas the DREAM Act does.
“Ours is better than the Dream Act because it doesn’t allow them to cut in line,” Hutchison said.”It doesn’t keep them from applying under the rules today, but it doesn’t give them a special preference before those who have waited in line for years to get into the citizenship track.”
Democrats and DREAM Act supporters decried the act as political pandering and counter productive to the pursuit of immigration reform.
United We Dream, an advocacy group for immigrant youth education issued a statement calling the Achieve Act a “cynical political gesture” and rejected it out right for not providing a path to citizenship.
Some Democrats in Congress say they'll pursue a comprehensive immigration bill, so this proposal won't go very far.
Here's the video of the announcement: