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Published: Thursday, March 10 2011 5:00 p.m. MST

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J. Adams
Sandy, UT

Hey, here's an update... if you are illegal you are not relevant to Utah. You have no legal rights. You don't count as a citizen of Utah. Take your money out of the bank and use it to go home to wherever you came from.

jim l
West Jordan, UT

During the boycott, please do not use the emergency room for your free healthcare, unless you have insurance to pay for it. Please dont send your children to public schools unless you have been paying your fair share of taxes. Please dont go to the food bank. If you are recieving rent subsidies, please move out. Dont send your children for free breakfast, or free school lunch. Dont take anything that is given to you, just survive on your own.

Best of all, if you are an illegal you have broken the law, just go home to country of origin. There is a difference between an illegal and a latino.. Dont mix the two.

Mom of Six
Northern Utah, UT

Boycott? So what? You send most of the money you make to foreign entities anyway. This money could be used for American Citizens to create more jobs and growth in our own country. Go back to your country of origin and come here legally...then we'll talk. Boycotts rarely help anyone's cause anyway.

murray, utah

you also cost us more than you bring in by not paying taxes / dealing drugs/ accidents no insurance/ violence/ not paying for your children education. plus the crime rate you bring to us

John Charity Spring
Alloway, NJ

Apparently, we are about to be ushered into a new age of tyranny: a tyranny of the masses.

Do these illegal immigrants really think that the best way to get what they want is by invoking economic terrorism against small family owned businesses? Is it not enough to break the law to get here that they have to go on and destroy the business community they move into?

It will be interesting to see whether the larger community is willing to put down its video games and ipods long enoungh to see what is going on around them. Will it let this new tyranny of the masses go unopposed. In reality, a tyranny of the masses is just as destructive as a tyranny of one despotic ruler.

spokane, wa

Arrest,detain,deport.Repeat as needed.Arrest,detain deport.Repeat. Arrest, detain deport.Repeat.

Salt Lake City, UT

I believe the Hispanic community should be careful in their assumption that this bill is against Hispanics. Not So!! It is really focused upon those in the community, Hispanic or otherwise, that continue to commit crimes. Utah's bill is a model of what other states can do to help solve the problem. If Hispanics will work together with the rest of the community to solve the problem, they will discover that no one in the community is "out to get them."

Ted H.
Midvale, UT

Withdraw your money? How about you withdraw yourselves from this place?

sandy, utah

we just want you to buy a ticket to get back to your country, we don't need you here, we don't need your business, go to your country and open your business there! what a dream not having you guys in the store, just keep this boycott forever! never go to store again.

South Salt Lake, UT

Since Mexican Nationals send half of their income home, it will have no effect on this boycott.

Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT

Empty threats!

I live all around illegals (and some LEGAL immigrants), so I know: illegal immigrants DO NOT put their money in banks (they're continually worried that they'll be deported, and they would have to leave their money behind!)

Ever seen an illegal write a check, or carry a credit card? If they had those they wouldn't be needing to wire money via western union "back home".

I see the illegals with wads of cash paying for their beer and mexican soda at the grocery store, but usually have WIC and food stamps to cover their actual food purchases.

LEGAL latinos don't identify with illegal trespassers' any more than anglos do, but the illegal lobbyists who would like to protect their $5.00 per hour labor supply would like you to believe that!

Any sort of a "boycott" would have negligible results because the illegal aliens don't have all that much purchasing power after they send all their "extra" funds back home!

Legal immigrants UNDERSTAND that they're welcome here. Illegal immigrants need to "use the front door" to get here.

Anything else just won't work in the long run!

Salt Lake City, Utah

"Latino groups are calling on their community to not shop at any Utah stores for two weeks"??

Would that include food stores, gas stations, Walmart, and McDonalds? Good luck with that!!

Vernal, UT

I won't even get the benefit of the boycott. Oddly enough, I'll be in Mexico during most of it. But the difference is - I'll be legal.

(I can't wait for all the Hispanic markets and such to complain about the effects of the boycott. Too darn bad...)

Viva la Migra
American Fork, UT

It will be interesting to see where Herbert's priorities lie. He's already ignored the will of countless citizens by signing into law the "Hide legislative corruption in the shadows act". Now he has two different groups asking him to veto immigration related bills.

Would Herbert really appease the illegals and veto the moderate enforcement bill, yet sign into law the amnesty bill? That would be a slap in the face to the nearly 100 State delegates who met with him the other day. That would probably make it really difficult for him to even get out of the convention in 2012.

I'm beginning to wonder if he's really a "flu fighter".

Saint George, UT

Jose is on the right track. The boycott needs to be extended indefinitely, and needs to head south of the border.


My family will not be participating. I call upon the Hispanic's to start obeying the law, before they lose any support we have from the populace.

Provo, UT

What a great idea! A town in Texas tried this and guess what. You heard English in the fast food places, shoplifting incidents dropped, and Taxpayers felt free to walk the streets without fear.
So--- go right ahead -it would be nice to hear just plain English again.

Mesa, AZ

RRB has a very valid point. When the illegals boldly march upon the capitol in Phoenix making their demands, and these protests are shown on the news again and again, they lose support from the populace. The signs the illegals are holding, the t-shirts they are wearing, and the chants they are yelling both baffle and gall me. They are illegal. What part of illegal don't THEY understand?

denver, co

Please distinguish between legal and illegal residents and also legal and illegal hispanics. Why hurt those here legally so you can help those here illegally? Its going to backfire on you if you do this since this country is governed by the rule of law.

Rifleman: all they need to do if they can is stock up now but then how is that a real boycott? (and pray they dont run out of stuff and or need petrol in those 2 weeks.)

Ogden, UT

Game On! Boycott? OK I will not support any Hispanic owned business! But not for the short term! Forever. You called it you live with it. I encourage all citizens to do the same. No more Mexican Restuarants for me that are owned by Hispanics.

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