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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Arrest,detain,deport.Repeat as needed.Arrest,detain deport.Repeat. Arrest,
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."
Withdraw your money? How about you withdraw yourselves from this place?
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.
Since Mexican Nationals send half of their income home, it will have no effect
on this boycott.
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!
"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!!
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...)
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".
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.
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.
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?
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.)
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
Maybe if the illegals paid taxes and then boycotted paying it, maybe it would
have an impact.However, illegals do not have the finance pull that
their leaders have them believe.How could they? They get paid under
the table and work at a lower wage. Sure back in their third world country that
is big time cash. But, here there is a reason why they are picking fruits and
vegetables. It's not because they're the hardest or best workers. It's because
they're cheap and the company and use fear and deportation to control them.Just think how much freedom they would have, if they would do things
Not only will I boycott in latino/latina business. But, I will demand that they
speak english to me. Let's see how things work in the reverse. I wonder if it
would be offensive to have the United States flag drapped over me when I ask
them to speak english to me? Maybe I'll have a sign that says something along
the lines, "Which laws would Jesus disobey?" or print on a shirt
"I might be legal, speak english to me". Would it be offensive if a
white person were to print "White pride" on their shirt?Instead of talking about illegal a.k.a. immigration "rights", how
about the rights of US citizens?
D&C 49: 24But before the great day of the Lord shall come, Jacob shall
flourish in the wilderness, and the Lamanites shall blossom as the rose.The Americas are the land of the Lamanites inheritance. Because of
Manifest Destiny, they were temporarily displaced by the Gentile nations. As per
prophecy and inspiration, millions will continue to migrate back north of Mexico
just as the Jews are now doing in Israel, the land of their inheritance. This is
in spite of man's law prohibiting their migration. The Lord's ways
are not man's ways. The Lamanites (those with "Indian" blood from
Mexico, Central and South America) will come regardless of the fences, real and
metaphorical that we have built to block them out. There could never be enough
visa's, work permits or permanent immigration applications granted to
accommodate their legal migration and everyone knows it. Our fear is perhaps a
basically white nation changing its color. The unknown future is
intimidating.I just hope that when the Lamanites do blossom as a
rose in "our" Gentile neighborhoods, they will remember the kindness
that we have shown to them when they do arrive in masses.
The voice of the people are speaking, DN and Latinos, are you listening? We (the
people) are fed up of your sad stories and pleading for an escape clause to
obeying the law. If you don't like the laws here you are free to move back to
your own country and speak you own language there.
I love the way "Latino activists" try to create conflict by refusing
to acknowledge that there is a difference between legal immigrants (who are
welcome to here) and illegal immigrants, who are criminals.......
As a counter measure, how about we Americans boycott every business that
employees Latino people. About 10 years should be long enough.
Immigration has stirred up some heated emotions. I'm very bothered by many
comments to this article. Too many people have let their emotions lead them to
make comments bordering on racism and outright hatred. Remember, you are talking
about real people both illegal and legal. Compassion seems to have been
Being of Tejano blood and having grown up in the heart of California's San
Joaquin valley where Cesar Chavez rose to prominence and is now buried, I am
keenly aware of the Missions of La Raza, Maldef and Mecha.Archie Archuleta
of Utah's La Raza has lost all credibility in my eyes. Why don't you publish
what La Raza's Mission is, to return the Southwest, including Utah, to Mexico by
any means necessary.They are doing it by sheer numbers, Latinos in
California outnumber all other nationalities, even though Latino isn't a nation,
and will eventually do the same here if it isn't stopped. That is why I
moved my family out of California.Don't be fooled into thinking they don't
vote, they do. La Raza and the other Latino organizations don't want social
justice, they want the land back!We need to be firm against the
lawlessness illegals bring into our communities.Sounds harsh but I've seen
first hand the impact illegals have, if you are ever in California go to East LA
or Santa Ana and marvel at how much it looks like Tijuana.
If you don't commit a serious crime, you have nothing to worry about with this
law. This bill only affects those who are arrested for felonies and serious
misdemeanors... So the real solution isn't to encourage a boycott, but to
encourage abiding by state law.
Hey people. How about we stop HIRING the illegals. If you notice a business
hiring illegals, quit supporting them. Let's require employers to check for
documentation before hiring them. Penalize the employers if caught. Quit
hiring them for their cheap labor in your yard. Quit buying their drugs. Stop
educating them with out identification. Stop providing them free health care
through our emergency departments. If they are illegal and have a baby...that
baby should be illegal too. Take our country back!
@ md"Hey people. How about we stop HIRING the illegals. If you notice
a business hiring illegals, quit supporting them."How would you
know they are here illegally?..........Yeah, that's what I thought. You see
folks, this is the kind of Nazi cattle train, knee jerk, throw the baby with the
bath water mentality that scares me to death. If you are brown and
legal, you should live in fear of what people are secretly thinking about you.
Those who have commented here, encouraging boycotts of Hispanic-owned businesses
are missing a very important point: most of those businesses are owned by
American citizens who happen to be Hispanic. They are as American as you and me!
I have no problems at all patronizing such a business, especially a Mexican
restaurant (which might be using somebody's grandma's recipes!).
HB116 is more reasonable and would require a federal waiver to meet the law.
Remember that "unlawful Presence" is not criminal it is only a civil
infraction so Gov Herbert can still sign this reasonable bill and make it a law
and keep his oath of office. Undocumented people pay rent, hence they pay into
the education taxes since property taxes are taken from rent and house payments
so much of the information people are misinformed about is wrong. They don't get
free Emergency care at the ER. I worked at the ER and these people are billed
for their care. My neighbor's daughter cut her finger and these undocumented
people are still making payments to the ER for that. If they lie about their
name, address etc... I suppose it is then something the hospital will write off
but the overall majority of these people don't lie, in fact the overall
statistics prove that white Americans abuse the ER rooms more than undocumented
people do. Whether you think their children should be illegal or not does not
really matter, what matters is what the constitution says and every state
Based on what I am reading from your average Utah citizen, I have some advice
for business owners here. I would think twice about hiring any U.S. citizens
with brown skin ethnicity. You may be under suspicion of hiring illegal aliens
and your business may be boycotted. If you don't believe me, read the comments
above from all of these rational, law abiding Utahans.
Will this include the Mexican food stores?By boycotting all Utah
business they hurt those that support the illegal behavior and those opposed to
it. There is no difference between that, and boycotting all stores
that hire Hispanic's because they could be here illegally. See, it's
OK for one side to do it, but if the other follows suit, it's wrong?
What about the businesses that were not supportive of the bill, and employ
illegals? What are you telling those owners? Too bad, so sad?
A boycott--great! Maybe I can walk into a store and hear only English, the State
Language. A city in Texas tried and it worked out really well. Shoplifting went
down, you could walk safely down the street and the streets stayed clean. Yep a
boycott would be a good idea. And if you are so offended when we expect you to
obey our laws--go Home. Bye now!
@JohnEddyI am definitely not a Nazi. What do you propose, sticking our
heads in the sand and continuing to go bankrupt to support illegal immigrants?
This isn't about skin color, it is about laws being broken. The government
wouldn't be as blind to me breaking the law. If I don't pay 55% of every dollar
earned to the government, in one way or another, I would be thrown in prison for
tax evasion. How about giving some solutions?
Boycott any illegal workers who show up on the jobsite or who work behind the
counters of the businesses who hire them.......I want to see how many McDonald
hamburgers the illegals can eat!
@positiverealistObviously, you have no idea about the financial situation
in emergency departments.
Why don't you all go boycott the government of Mexico? They are the incompetent
fools whose only viable policy is to send their citizens to the U.S. If you are
here illegally you have no rights at all. Your boycott will mean nothing to
us.Your economic contribution to this state is a legend in your own mind.
The money you extract from the taxpayers and the money you earn from stolen jobs
you have no right to even be working at, that is then SENT TO MEXICO ,far
outweighs the meager amount you contribute to the economy. Let the boycotts
begin, we will boycott you with our elected officials who are accountable to us.
You have no vote, you have no right to even be here.
@Johnathan EddyGet off your high horse, I'm what you would call
"Brown" and have NO FEAR! Why because I am a law abiding citizen who
has served this country through Military Service and am teaching my children to
do obey and honor the law.All we ask is for all to do the same regardless
@mdLet's stay with your argument that it's not about prejudice. It's about
the negative economic impact illegal residency is having on America.If that is truly your concern, then I must say that the true source of your
fears should not be directed at illegals. Are they a financial drain? Probably.
But the impact is equal to a pimple on the rear end of an elephant. Illegals are
an easy target because they have a face and a Hispanic surname.Criminals with the last names of Mozilo, Diamond, Fuld, Paulsen, Geithner,
Greenberg, Bernanke, Summers, Greenspan, Rubin and too many other to list here
have not only not been charged and convicted of finance fraud in the TRILLIONS
of dollars, they all have pensions in the billions. Because of the complexity of
their crimes which has caused the most horrific damage our country has ever
seen, you seem to think that getting rid of some illegal aliens will cure
America. MD, have the courage to indict the REAL bad guys. That's my
solution. Attack cancer and stop wasting so much energy on acne. Then bring fair
trade and manufacturing back to America. Problem solved!
I have never been a PC kind of guy ever it upsets me to no end that this allowed
to happen.Just why should I pay money in taxes just for it to go to non-English
speaking people here illegally that bring drugs,crime,gangs and complete
defiance of our laws and gov't wants to play pattycake with it.The 14th
ammendment needs to be redone to disallow women to come here just to have their
babies at our expense so they can stay here because of the baby.The only thing
these people contribute are headaches for all of us that do it the right way.
Hey, that is a good idea. We can't get the state to pass an E-Verify bill but we
can boycott business that employ illegals. Which would probably be much more
effective in the long run anyway. If all the people, who are mad
because of the illegal mess we are in, refuse to support businesses that employ
illegals that would have a much bigger impact than a few state 'illegal'
enforcement officers trying to police all these businesses.If
illegals can't find jobs they will self deport and take their families with
them.This boycott thing is a heck of a good idea. Wish we had
thought of this two years ago.Thanks Jose Gutierrez president of the
Utah Hispanic Latino Coalition and Archie Archuleta, Utah La Raza chairman.
How refreshing !! I am looking forward to the two-weeks boycott. We won't have
to hear the Spanish language spoken aloud while they obtain groceries with food
stamps paided with my tax money. Please, prolongue the boycott! I will make an
effort to double my purchasing power during that period of time and I encourage
all Utah's hardworking, tax-payers to do the same!
So, we will see a rush of Food Stamp Horizon cards used right before the boycott
and a rush when it ends? This will really show citizens how much clout
@Jonathan Eddy"But before the great day of the Lord shall come,
Jacob shall flourish in the wilderness, and the Lamanites shall blossom as the
rose. The Americas are the land of the Lamanites inheritance."Sorry, Jonathan but Hispanics have zero, nada 'Jacob' DNA. It's all from the
East (orient). There's some Mid-East DNA around (gasp) Palmyra New York. "The Lamanites (those with "Indian" blood from Mexico,
Central and South America) will come regardless of the fences, real and
metaphorical that we have built to block them out."That's true.
And the recently passed Utah law will see to that. They will all come via
Nuevo Leon, Meheeko with work visas."Our fear is perhaps a
basically white nation changing its color. The unknown future is
intimidating."It's a race between them and the Muslims to see
who will take over first. Would be interesting to see a civil war between these
two groups."I just hope that when the Lamanites do blossom as a
rose in "our" Gentile neighborhoods, they will remember the kindness
that we have shown to them when they do arrive in masses."Don't
count on it.
@Jonathan Eddy:"How would you know they are here
illegally?..........Yeah, that's what I thought. You see folks, this is the kind
of Nazi cattle train, knee jerk, throw the baby with the bath water mentality
that scares me to death."Then perhaps Senor Gutierrez should
abandon off his call for a boycott."If you are brown and legal,
you should live in fear of what people are secretly thinking about you."If you are brown and legal you should be assisting with sending illegals
home. Who better than you would know who they are and where they live? --------------@Jonathan Eddy"If you don't
believe me, read the comments above from all of these rational, law abiding
Utahans."Apparently only those with brown skin can legally
They can boycott all they want and it's not going to hurt any legitimate
business anywhere.They can take what little money they have in the bank and I
don't care.If they want to protest then they go back to Mexico and protest your
gov't there til you get results!Don't bring your problems here to us and live
for free and have us pay for it.
It is time to face reality. "He that entereth not by the door of the
sheepfold, but climbeth up some other easy is the same as a thief and a
robber". Now the editors may not like what I have to say as of late and
edit this out, however, these are not my words but those of our Master.
I have an idea to "support" this boycott.Let those of us
who want the illegal aliens out of here so WE, our citizens, can find the jobs
these illegal aliens hold, do our shopping in the next two weeks -- and then,
let US, those of us that want our laws honored; those of us whom believe that we
should be looking out for our own first; let us NOT buy anything for the
following two weeks after their boycott.We KNOW that 75% of our
citizens want these foreigner illegal aliens out of here. So let's take them up
on their boycott. It is time that we stepped up and stopped putting up with
their intimidation and threats. Perhaps it's time we did some boycotting of our
Why would a couple of extremists like Gutierrez and Archuleta believe that
hispanics will follow their boycott? The hispanics I know, both native born
Americans and immigrants, are opposed to illegal immigration. I think these two
amigos get more media attention than their actual power and support would
justify. In fact, I think they are a couple of race-card-players, cut from the
same cloth as nuts like Al Sharpton. I wonder why the D-News gives them so much
coverage when they are so out of touch?
@JonEdWow. Talk about blowing one issue into a thousand. I believe that
ALL people who break the law should be punished accordingly.
The first people who were hurt in the Arizona boycott were the hispanic
businesses and then the many business who hired legal hispanic workers to cook,
clean rooms and generally employed in the tourist and service industries. It
hurt most the people that the boycott claimed to be supporting. This
is like the unions striking against and boycotting Bashas' grocery stores. They
quite effectively put Bashas out of business. Now there are NO jobs, union or
non-union! These things always seem to backfire.
As the Latinos begin the boycott, please remember to boycott The unemployment
office, W.I.C., S.S.I., Food stamps, the food bank, emergency rooms, clinics,
doctors, hospitals where there were 4800 children born to illegal parents last
year, legal aid, public schools, just to name a few. Will you also boycott the
illegal store front operations that sell fake I.D., pirated media, illegal
alcohol, drugs, firearms, and pornography? Maybe if the boycott lasts long
enough, people will remeber what it was like without illegals.
Are they going to boycott all welfare services while they are at it?