J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press
Conservatives demand border security before any amnesty. Democrats and many Republicans alike say the new immigration bill does exactly that with its promises of more agents, technology and fencing. It's a ruse because discretion is given to the Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, to decide what provisions in regard to fencing and technology is implemented, and she is already on record saying that the border is secure now.
Such promises have been provided to sucker Republicans and get their way. Of course Napolitano is not going to secure the border, and anyone who thinks she will is foolish, including our own Sen. Orrin Hatch, who supports the bill, a bill also larded up with pork for the constituents of Sen. Harry Reid and Sen. Bernie Sanders. We'll now see how majority leader John Boehner deals with the bill in the House. I doubt he will stand up for conservative principles and will instead fold to the leftists again.
Salt Lake City
- Jay Evensen: Utahns support Common Core, even...
- 20 of the most influential and innovative...
- Mary Barker: Our economic discourse tends to...
- Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Lessons learned from...
- In our opinion: Park City's slippery slopes
- Richard Davis: The State Board can do better...
- Join the discussion: Is Common Core just...
- Letter: Criminalizing marijuana
- Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb:... 82
- Letter: Police brutality 62
- School fees: Is Utah really family... 47
- Mary Barker: Our economic discourse... 43
- Richard Davis: The State Board can do... 41
- Whitt Flora: It's time to put U.S.... 35
- Constitutional commitments trump tribal... 31
- Robert J. Samuelson: Do Democrats do it... 28