5-year span saw boom in Latino company growth
How many of these businesses are owned by illegals and/or financed by drug
money. Or better yet SBA loans that citizens can't get.What amount of
taxes did these business owners pay. Where these cash businesses like taco
vending,landscape,yard work,construction not meeting zoning regulations.How long have these individuals lived in the state?where did they come
from? What amount of state assistance are they recieving ?These are
question I would like the author to reveal.
And why is everybody crying about illegal-immigration?We have enough
room for growth.I am a 49-year-old, white male who has learned that
the Latino people are a kind, hard-working people. The entire
illegal-immigration issue is a red-herring folks. This allows the politicians to
get the public focused on less important issues, like immigration, all the while
spending billions on a war, on national health-care and on themselves.
Now there's the American way. See a need and fill it with services and products.
What is the point of this article? It appears to be racially motivated to try
and explain how oppressed the latino community is. I suggest a follow up article
showing how many construction jobs are being taken away from Utahns by illegal
Darned those Latinos! I'll bet they're all illegals like the first poster says
(sarcasm inserted). We're all immigrants to this country in one form or
another. But I'm assuming that since your ancestors "stole" this country away
from the natives and you've set your claims "illegally" to whatever you now own,
that no one else should be able to come here, especially if they are of color.
Or do you just not like people in general.
How many white business owners are financed by drug money, what amount of taxes
did these business owners pay? Were they meeting zoning regulations? How long
have these individuals lived in the state: Where did they come from? What
amount of assistance are they receiving? These are questions I would like
Pastor88 to answer.
I wonder how those businesses will do if Utah passes any kind of law similar to
Arizona? Their clientele might scamper off in the night.
I agree with the comments made against the success of Latino businesses in Utah.
Are illegals coming here to establish legitimate businesses through illegal
means? The question is still ILLEGAL immigration, not how well Latinos are doing
Some of the responses to this article are kind of funny. The Latino community is
a very important part of our state. We can embrace and support them in all the
good things that they do and become partners with them in building a better
community. Or we can continue to spread lies and hate and they will continue to
grow and prosper due to their hard work ethic and morals and they will be taking
our place. Hopefully more will see threw the hate and make the right choice and
accept each other as brothers.
Of course Latino-owned businesses are booming. Historically, Latinos in the
U.S. tend to conduct business with other Latinos. We ALL tend to do this;
associate with others who are similar to ourselves.The recent
anti-illegal immigration furor (which is only about 4 decades too late, thanks
to the treasonist fools in Congress) has only increased Latinos' desire to
conduct business with other Latinos.And, at 10-20 MILLION of them in
the U.S., there are more than a few potential customers to walk into these
businesses.If these businesses are owned by LEGAl immigrants and
conduct business with only other LEGAL immigrants, then more power to them.But if either the owners or their customers are illegal, shut them down.
Good for them. I've seen the long hours and hard work that many immigrants put
in without complaint, their living more than one family to a home, their sharing
a vehicle. Perhaps, they raised the funds to start a business by being thrifty.
Perhaps,they were willing to do the job for less profit. Being the
pro-capitalist state UT is, I'd think the masses would be cheering them on.
Xenophobia still seems to be rampant on the boards, but at least there appears
to more balance with respect to this particular story. The moderator may not
consider my comment germane, but here goes anyway.I was in DC
touring the Holocaust museum and given the recent public outcry in the midst of
an economic crisis, I couldn't dismiss the parallels with the rise of Nazi
Germany. Like we are now, the unemployment rate and economy were, respectively,
high and sluggish. Insert Hispanics (naturalized or not) in place of Jews and
you have the racial scapegoat for budgetary and hence economic problems. You
have an ultraconservative fringe group (Tea Party) "ineffective" leadership and
a culture of entitlement (yes ... even "contributing" members of society have
this malady). Adjacent, resource rich nations, perfect for "colonizing" once
the final solution to the Latino Question has been implemented. Could it
really happen again? The Great Depression could never happen again either, but
arguably we are very close. I'll be watching the next ten years closely.
I shop at latino stores, the food is better and cheaper, if you want good low
priced produce go to the latino markets.It is also may way to vote with my
money.Who am I going to support a multi-billion dollar corporation, or an
independant businessman?especially when the small businessman offers a
better product at a lower price.
Yes guy with a brain, that's just what we need to start doing, requiring
business owners to ask their customers if they are here legally and punish a
business because of who might walk in their door. Apparently your screen name
is just a clever title.The overwhelming majority of people of latino
descent (here legally or not) are good decent people. We should welcome any
good, decent people to our society.
I'm so disappointed in some of the comments in this message board, particularly
in that of the guy "with brains" who starts so well and end his comments in such
a not-so-brainy way. If the Department of Justice should shut down every
business that does business with "illegals" we'd be in a Soviet country where
you'd had to check people's papers before selling anything. In this age of
financial crisis, it's incredible how many "conservatives" who scream their love
for free enterprise would be upset as the increase in business/job creation in
your state. Isn't the small business the largest creator of jobs and therefore
the greatest generator of tax revenue? Congratulations to those who have the
vision to start a small business and live the American Dream while many
Americans dream of being Donald Trump. It is business what keeps the economy
moving, not the idea of doing business. It's ambition paired with work and not
only the desire. Let's learn from these entepreneurs and strengthen our country!
@pastor88. Who are you to judge? And how can you call yourself a pastor? Do you
actually follow Christ?
I know racism isn't part of this. "How many of these businesses are owned by
illegals and/or financed by drug money." Do you really believe this question is
asked about white business owners in Utah?"I was in DC touring the
Holocaust museum and given the recent public outcry in the midst of an economic
crisis, I couldn't dismiss the parallels with the rise of Nazi Germany.""In Germany they first came for the Communists,and I didn't speak
up because I wasn't a Communist.Then they came for the Jews,and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.Then they came for
the trade unionists,and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade
unionist.Then they came for the Catholics,and I didn't speak
up because I was a Protestant.Then they came for me –and
by that time no one was left to speak up."Yesterday, I read an essay
on a conservative website saying Catholics were treatening American with their
If things keep trending the way they have been this summer, it won't be long
before the authors of the illegal list start smashing the windows of these
businesses, and painting "Verboten" graffiti on the storefronts.
I live near two latin markets. I've always wondered why the illegals don't just
buy their groceries at the big stores like I do!Then I noticed:The amount of beer getting delivered every morning!Then when
you see the people leaving with the beer (if those kids are 21, I'm 150!)Then I wondered: how can they POSSIBLY come up with i.d. showing their
age to be 21?Then I remembered: they don't/can't get drivers
licenses, so they must just be showing their mexican i.d. (I've seen that stuff,
its a real bad joke, ANYONE could print it)Ever heard of raids/i.d.
checks at ANY of the latin markets? Didn't think so!Apparentally
"sanctuary" refers also to basic ordinance enforcement also!One set of rules for latinos: a whole other set for ALL THE REST of us!
Are these Americans or Latinos. There IS a difference.
So much for the theory that hispanics are only taking jobs. Looks like they are
creating them also.What next can we complain about?
Great article. I love to continue seeing these articles focusing on the illegal
alien problem. When Latino businesses enjoy a 78% increase, then one has to
wonder why and how. Census records show that latinos make up less than 15% of
the total population of the U.S., so figures showing this incredible rise in
latino business proves that the figures are wrong and that we are being overrun
by illegals. Thank you again, DN, for keeping this in the news and keeping our
focus where it belongs - on supporting laws and the enforcement of such laws
that will stop illegal immigration.
@Attentive: Better head back to school if you equate %15 percent population
rate with 78 percent business increase. The two are mutually exclusive.
If they are illegal business owners, questions will not be asked of them. If it
is an American Citizen who opened the business, well then you probably go broke.