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'Utah Solution' to immigration to be put to the test

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  • JBrady Murray, Ut
    March 12, 2011 4:27 a.m.

    We are a nation of legal immigrants. We are also a nation of laws and should never tolerate rewarding of illegal behavior to satisfy the greed of a few.

    Utah is not Arizona, their laws were based on the principles of right and wrong, Utah's solution is based on greed of the business community. We should not be bragging, but cowering in the dark.

  • RShackleford Saint George, UT
    March 11, 2011 11:55 p.m.

    It amazes me how the DNews can print these pro-illegal alien (not immigrant) pieces day after day and not put them in the editorial section where they belong.

    We The People of Utah will not stand for Amnesty and we will certainly not stand for the actions like that of our AG and Sen. Robles representing the interests of Mexican Nationals and Mexico, above those of Utah and The United States of America.

    (I am talking about legal redress, guaranteed by our constitution not any kind of threat, in case the DNews wants to pull this post.)

  • CJ Murray, UT
    March 11, 2011 9:42 p.m.

    If Burbank doesn't like the enforcement bill then we know it is on the right track for sure. He may have to start doing his job. We need a new Police Chief as soon as possible. This law is a total waste of time. If Herbert signs this into law we will be flooded with illegals and he will be done as Governor.

  • Noah So Ogden, Ut
    March 11, 2011 4:50 p.m.

    Utahns are law-abiding and prefer compassionate state enforcement to amnesty, which has created the problems they now face: document fraud, child ID theft, job competition for unskilled Americans, more crime in the streets, and increased taxpayer expenses. That's why I am confused by the passage of HB 116.

    I also question the creation of guest worker programs under HB 116 or HB 469 because they are unconstitutional (this is federal territory), unnecessary (federal guest worker programs already exist), and counterproductive in helping unemployed Utahns.

    With respect to HB 497, I hope you will ignore the distortions bill opponents are circulating and focus on what citizens want -- more effective immigration enforcement. Unlike the other two bills, HB 497 is clearly constitutional and worthy of being signed into law.

  • Christy Beaverton, OR
    March 11, 2011 4:47 p.m.

    We are a nation of immigrants. Get used to it.

  • Jazz Bass Man Wellsville, Utah
    March 11, 2011 12:52 p.m.

    Does governor Herbert really want to go the way of the RINSO Chris Cannnon and Bob Bennett? Do these legislators really think we are this stupid and that we'll just go back to sleep and forget what they've done here? I say no, andd we need to prove it to them that we are angry and we mean business.

    If Herbert signs the amnesty bill (HB 116) then it's time for Utahns to rise up and recall him. If nothing else, we must REMEMBER these actions by all of these traitors the next time they ask us for our votes.

  • lawenforcementfromAZ Glendale, AZ
    March 11, 2011 11:48 a.m.

    I am truly saddened by the action of the Utah Legislature. I hope the citizens of Utah realize that not only have their legislators passed a law that is contrary to their wishes, but they are congradulating themselves on doing so.

    It's sad.

  • michaelitos Salt Lake City, UT
    March 11, 2011 11:32 a.m.

    I LOVE the legislation! It's a good, comprehensive way to deal with a complex issue.

    I applaud our legislators for innovative solutions that balance justice with compassion.

    Now, if only the Federal government could do the same.

  • CB Salt Lake City, UT
    March 11, 2011 10:21 a.m.

    "Utah Solution?" Quite a label for stupidity. Anyone purposely stepping in "do-do" can't complain about having to clean off their shoes.
    Opening the doors of the state to an influx of illegals is asking for an influx of criminal behavior, dependents on welfare, medical care, school overload with students that lower the ability of teachers to teach at grade level. But,hey, don't look at the morass called California, just comfort yourselves with the thought that you know how to do it better.

  • legalimmigrant Springville, Utah
    March 11, 2011 9:29 a.m.

    Please sign the online petition to urge Herber to veto HB 116 (the "giving away work permits to illegals" bill). Google "veto HB 116" and sign the petition. Thanks.

  • SLars Provo, UT
    March 11, 2011 8:56 a.m.

    The Salt Lake Chamber of commerce needs to be shut down. If they can't support Americans, then Americans should stop supporting them.

  • Emophiliac Vernal, UT
    March 11, 2011 7:39 a.m.

    Only 1 of the immigration bills passed by the Utah Legislature is even close to what Utahns want. There are already existing Federal programs to bring in agricultural workers. The only problem is, no one is checking to make sure that Utah businesses employ legal workers. And that, of course, is what the Salt Lake Chamber was concerned about all along. Businesses want to be able to hire illegals for wages that legal workers won't accept. And they pass the cost of illegals in our Community on to us and all Businesses. Why don't Businesses figure out that they are paying unemployment insurance for Utahns, while only some businesses get the advantage of illegal workers?

  • Richardf New Harmony, Ut
    March 11, 2011 7:28 a.m.

    So what's so "wrong" about Arizona? Too AMERICAN for you?

  • mohokat Ogden, UT
    March 11, 2011 7:26 a.m.

    My Utah Solution is this. Work very hard to make sure those who voted for this travesty do not enjoy re election. Hear me Sen Reid.

  • RRB SLC, UT
    March 11, 2011 7:13 a.m.

    For a person breaking the law to come here and work illegally, buying a guest worker pass is amnesty.

    This is an all out assault on the survival of the American family.

  • RRB SLC, UT
    March 11, 2011 6:11 a.m.

    Since June 2009, illegal immigrants gained 373,920 jobs, while U.S. born workers lost 1.2 million. (PEW Hispanic center) With real US unemployment at 16-22% (including those out of benefits, or working part time) there is no reason for any job to go to a non American. The issue of illegal immigration is now a fight for the survival of the American family.

  • Swordmaiden Truthseeker West Jordan, Utah
    March 11, 2011 4:51 a.m.

    OK, Citizens of Utah, Have You Had Enough? I Sure Have!
    Enough of This!
    Enough of them Kowtowing to the Lobbyist from Energy Polutions
    Enough Good Trusting Friends of Ken Salazar
    Enough Bills eroding Parental Rights
    Enough Progressive destruction of the Family
    Enough Unrighteous Dominion!
    Look around you for one worthy to be called your Representative, because you sure dont have one now!
    Yes, Yours! It is Not all the other guy!
    They get in, they get tarnished
    99% of the time its all about the money, the other 1% its the glory, But, it.s not You theyre out to impress.
    They, like Bennett, do not believe you will remember
    A 79% increase in Illegals
    Only State giving them Prenatal Care
    WE all know they Directly compete with us, then plead Poverty to get whatever they can. I know, Im not supposed to voice what we (& They) know to be true.
    38% Increase in removing children from our homes
    40% Decrease in efforts to keep them in the home
    Remember when they told us one day this would be the Wickedest place on Earth? Who rules Salt Lake?
    Enough!

  • RRB SLC, UT
    March 11, 2011 2:08 a.m.

    HB469? That bill makes it possible for Utah to set up it's own department of slavery. How did that ever get passed? A person can sponsor someone coming here from another country, set them up as a housekeeper, concubine etc. Send them home if they don't work out, and to make sure they don't run away, they are restricted to Utah and can't leave the state.

    Yeah, the Federal government will allow that for sure.

  • Hunt Spanish Fork, UT
    March 11, 2011 12:43 a.m.

    "The guest worker program does not provide a pathway to citizenship."

    This claim made by the Dnews is completely false. All a guest worker must do is continue applying and working until his/her kids, born in the U.S., turn 18 and then they can be sponsored for citizenship.

    It's back door amnesty and the dishonesty in the way the bill has been presented is shameful.