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Published: Saturday, June 8 2013 8:52 a.m. MDT

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Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

The very premise of rewarding illegal behavior is wrong.
We should give any needed labor preference to people who have waited patiently to enter our country.
Those who have broken our laws and live in the shadows should be invited to leave. That will send the required message to the world.
Of course, most politicians don't see it that way. They believe we should tap illegal aliens as our guest workers.
We must also consider the actual NEED for foreign labor. By my calculations we have over 37 million teens and less-educated adults waiting in the wings for those 8 million jobs. Why aren't we coaxing our own people into the labor market?
The cynic in me suggests that for politicians it is all about anchor baby votes and future voters. For business it is cheap labor. For activist groups, it's about power. For churches, it's about attendance.
Everyone's got an agenda and it has nothing to do with what is best for our nation.

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