Comments about ‘Sandstrom immigration bill may mean more uninsured drivers in Utah’

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Published: Friday, Aug. 13 2010 6:34 p.m. MDT

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SLars

I went to the state website, it said those qualifying for drivers privileged cards are "Individuals who are unable to establish legal/lawful presence and who are ineligible for a US Social Security Number."

A visa, guest worker etc. has legal lawful pretense, however many just drive using their country of origins license.

Other states don't need it, neither does Utah.

Will this article go into the immigration section also? It's getting a little selective what goes in there, doesn't it?

hpr

CWEB, these people were not invited by the majority of the citizens. They were invited by many religions to come and have a better life. Most were not invited by rogue businessmen either , anti-liar. Many of the businesses are not aware that their employees are illegal. They show up with either a social security number or card and become employed. Unless they do e-verify, which is not required if you are not doing government business, they do not know these individuals have fake ID and SS#. The ones who do definitely need to be punished just like the illegal does. But if they are not aware, how can you fault them. Their documents can be better than the real deal. There is already a law on the books that punishes companies that knowingly hire illegals. The state and feds need to enforce the laws we have and get even tougher on illegals. We are tired of paying for them.

hpr

CWEB, these people were not invited by the majority of the citizens. They were invited by many religions to come and have a better life. Most were not invited by rogue businessmen either , anti-liar. Many of the businesses are not aware that their employees are illegal. They show up with either a social security number or card and become employed. Unless they do e-verify, which is not required if you are not doing government business, they do not know these individuals have fake ID and SS#. The ones who do definitely need to be punished just like the illegal does. But if they are not aware, how can you fault them. Their documents can be better than the real deal. There is already a law on the books that punishes companies that knowingly hire illegals. The state and feds need to enforce the laws we have and get even tougher on illegals. We are tired of paying for them.

cc0623
Roosevelt, utah

I thought it was lame when the law passed allowing illegal aliens to get a drivers card. I hope Sandstroms bill gets passed! Illegals GO HOME!

cc0623
Roosevelt, utah

MY car insurance covers uninsured motorists.

positiverealist
Salt Lake City, UT

They won't mass deport themselves because in small towns in Mexico and Guatemala they only make about 3 to 5 dollars a day when the cost of living is much higher than that. I don't excuse them coming over the border without permission but I understand it. In La Libertad a small town in Guatemala people make $60 to $100 per month and the cost of living is over $500 per month so you need 5 people in your household working full time to make it. Many households live way under the poverty level, those that come here can make 15 to 20 times what they make at home and then they can send money back to their families. For them to self deport things have to get much worse for them here. Having them drive without insurance will move us further away from a solution. Enforcement only is not the answer, looking for reasonable solutions is the best plan. Unlawful Presence is only a Civil infraction not criminal so we can't go out and mass deport. We need to consider families, the economy and human rights for any plan we come up with.

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