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Published: Thursday, Feb. 24 2011 10:51 a.m. MST

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jmfay
denver, co

Thank you UT lawmakers. Now can you consider coming to CO to knock some sense into ours?

We the People
Sandy, UT

No more illegal immigrants. No benefits for those who come here illegally, except a ticket home.

cerana
Littleton, CO

Todd Landfried, spokesman for Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform, told the committee that "ill-considered" state laws will hurt Utah's economy as they have Arizona's.

"Doing something doesn't meant doing anything," he said. "While Arizona is leading, it's not leading in a direction you want to follow."

Well, Mr Todd Landfried, Arizona is leading in the right direction. A lot of illegals have left your state and headed to Utah and Colorado and other places. They are afraid. Now its time for other states to send the illegals to their final destination, their home country.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

It appears that Tolman's plea to back off went unheeded. And for good reason.

In 1981 a federal commission, led by Rev Hesburgh of Notre Dame (and filled with Carter democrats), issued a report on the immigration problem.
They suggested:
Better border security
Better visa control
Better work eligibility verification
Worksite enforcement
Deportation of those here illegally.

Similar panels gave similar recommendations in 1994 and 1997. And a perusal of the 9/11 commission spoke in similar terms.

THEY AREN'T LISTENING to their OWN commissions.

So, the states must speak up, supported by the citizens.

We know what the Chamber of Commerce will say. We know what the unions will say. We know what Latino activists will say.

It's time to listen to the citizens.

Stay strong, legislators.

legalimmigrant
Springville, Utah

House Bill 116 (Guest Worker Program) passed the House yesterday. The senate is voting TODAY!!!Contact your representatives - google 'Utah Senate', go to site and the district maps section, enter your address and you will see who your reps are. Urge them to opppose any guest worker or amnesty bills, and to suppport enforcement only bills. I already did.

MomTaxpayerCitizen
Olathe, KS

Foreign freeloaders and criminals have been taking advantage of U.S. taxpayers for decades, and our elected officials are starting to understand that we want something done now!!!

Belching Cow
Sandy, UT

"until the federal government addresses the problem"

Is that suppose to be a joke cause it is pretty funny.

Janell
Ventura, Ca

Why was Todd Landfried speaking anyway? He's spokesman for "Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform" (a group that probably should be known as Arizona Businesses that like cheap labor at the expense of the American worker). Shouldn't he be promoting Amnesty in Arizona? Oh yeah, the citizens of Arizona have made their feelings known, so he's trying it here instead.
I think it's time WE made our feelings known to our legislators, too.

RichardB
Murray, UT

"Sen. Margaret Dayton, R-Orem, noted the word "illegal" does not appear in the document. "I think it's misleading at a time when we're talking about illegal immigration," she said.

"You're using immigration and illegal immigration as if they're the same thing," she told Romero.

Romero replied that the two are "absolutely tied together. You cannot solve one without the other."

That is the problem right there. They refuse to accept our immigration laws. There is a big difference between legal and illegal to most of us.

TRUTH
Salt Lake City, UT

Mr. Romero is an Attorney...all attorneys like Ross have trouble distinguishing between Legal and Illegal....lets hope his constiuents can convince him at his next election what that difference might be!

tom_e
Kaysville, UT

It is very crowded around the woodwork right now with all the people coming out to tell us how they really feel about the foreign invasion. By the way did the Salt Lake Chamber pay for Todd Landfried's visit to Utah?

TallGuy1970
Syracuse, UT

No matter what you stance on immigration, I think everyone knows that the federal government has dropped the ball on this issue and refuses to pick it up. This resolution was worthless because it asks the state to sit back and do nothing, and that would be a great disservice to EVERYONE involved.

Jazz Bass Man
Wellsville, Utah

Finally some good news on the war against the illegal freeloaders who are bankrupting our country and our state. It's about time they started listening to the will of the PEOPLE (yes, those same people that the lawmakers work for) and not to the open borders crowd who want to turn Utah into Juarez like Tony Yapias, LA RAZA and the MEcha/reconquista movement.

Note to lawmakers: The people are awake and watching very closely what happens with these new illegal immigration enforcement bills. Remember what we the voters did to Chris Cannon and Bob Bennett.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Romero wonders why a similar resolution passed but his did not? The other resolution called on the feds to act, his said wait for the feds to act. the former does not preculde the state from doing something, while the latter does. The martyr complex does not look good, Mr. Romero.

Razzle2
Bluffdale, UT

The Senate is smarter than the House. YES!
I am for fighting ILLEGAL immigration law IF it does NOT hurt LEGAL immigration and our American citizens. This bill ties the hands of our own law enforcement and scares are own Legal Citizens that are not Caucasian.
Make a better bill and strike every bill that is only black and white - all or nothing. "Absolutes lead to the dark side."

Razzle2
Bluffdale, UT

Sorry about my remark above. I jumped to conclusions. I didn't know what I was talking about.
I meant to say that I only support illegal immigration laws if they do not encourage racial profiling that may hurt our LEGAL immigrants and own American citizens. The House failed to do this. I still hope the Senate is smarter than the House.
Regarding Romero's resolution, although it is from the other side, it is still all or nothing black or white absolute and not helpful either.

calou84523
Ferron, Utah

It's good to see our legislators are listening to their constituents . . . . they need to remember illegals don't vote Utahans do!

beetdiggingcougar
Provo, UT

Romero sure has had a lot of proposed bills voted down this session. Maybe he should figure out what Utahns want. He seems he would be a better fit in the California Assembly with his crazy ideas.

Bob Pomeroy
Bisbee, AZ

nuts

DeltaFoxtrot
West Valley, UT

Immigration reform can be ridiculously simple.

Make employing an illegal alien a felony punishable by jail time and a $100,000 fine.

Illegals come here primarily for work. If the jobs dry up they will go elsewhere. No need to spend billions deporting them. Simply start jailing people who employ them instead. Put a few business owners behind bars, seize their assets and I guarantee you employers will get the message loud and clear.

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