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Published: Thursday, Feb. 6 2014 12:30 p.m. MST

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Isn't hpocritical ans sad that those who support illegal immigrants being able to take jobs away from law abiding Americans are those who throw a fit when corporations send jobs overseas. They both result in Americans losing jobs to non-Americans. There is no difference. Well, except for the fact that one is legal and the other is not.

FT
salt lake city, UT

This is politics, plain and simple. As has been the case with most social issues over the past 50 years, the GOP just does not have the stomach to lead. They have the majority in Congress and can certainly pass a bill if they could get their own members to just compromise within their own party.

GZE
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Heavens forbid we get anything done in an election year.

techpubs
Sioux City, IA

@FT:
This is not a social issue. It is an issue of whether or not our laws will be enforced or ignored. No Administration since 1986 has fully enforced the current law. No Congress has fully funded enforcement either. So until our Gov't can prove that they know how to fund and enforce the current laws there should be no changes made.

FT
salt lake city, UT

@techpubs
Immigration laws are being enforced more now than ever. As with every law, there are degrees of variation but anyone who has studied immigration and is objective agrees that there is more enforcement now than there ever has been. I've been traveling the SW for years and just go South of Phoenix and look for yourself if you don't think things have gotten much better over the last 5 years. For the GOP this is strictly political within their own ranks. The party cannot come to a compromise to get something passed. It's just a ruse to say something would be done if they trusted BO on enforcement. I'm afraid that the GOP needs to lose another national presidental race before they realize they swept this under the rug for too long.

VST
Bountiful, UT

FT said, “This is politics, plain and simple.”

Of course it is. So was Benghazi and what they did inside the IRS.

Do you think the Democrats are immune to playing politics?

This is not just a game played by Republicans.

FT
salt lake city, UT

@VST
But rarely do you see one political party be so dysfunctional within it's own caucus to get something passed. I cannot support the GOP because outside of hating Obama I don't know what they stand for and what they'll do. Seems they're just content to shoot themselves in the foot instead of taking aim on the important issues of our day.

UTAH Bill
Salt Lake City, UT

This do-nothing Congress continues its trend. But, it hits a new low when Boehner and others blame Obama for their own inability to act.

prelax
Murray, UT

Why pass new laws when Obama won't enforce them. Our immigration policy has been to give amnesty the past 30 years. It's a failed policy.

1conservative
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

When we already have 50 million Americans out of work, why would we want another 30 million competing for those jobs?

There's nothing at all wrong with the laws we already have. Just enforce them.

RichardB
Murray, UT

Watch out for John Boehner, he wants to wait until after the party primaries to keep supporters from losing their party nomination(Like Bennett). Then he will try to pass a version of the toxic Senate bill for the business lobbyists.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

Who represents the GOP?
I say the platform the delegates approved in 2012 is the place to look.
We oppose amnesty because it rewards bad behavior.
We support a strong border defense.
We support enforcement partnerships between local and federal law enforcement.
What Boehner and Ryan have been selling favors businesses (the Chamber) and panders to Latino voters who are going to vote democrat anyway.
So, to those who think Boehner/Rove/Ryan/Rubio/Cantor/Hatch represent the Republican voters, you are mistaken. And election years are when they fear the voters.
This is NOT a Tea Party thing. It is the platform of the mainstream party to oppose amnesty plans, regardless of what the elites want to call it.

Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT

"FT" IF the laws were being enforced we wouldn't even be talking about a "new" law.

The border patrol says illegal alien trespassers are coming en masse. Who should we believe, Obama, or the border patrol?

Most of us know the answer to that one!

FT
salt lake city, UT

@ Fitness Freak
We have laws and enforcement for murder, rape, etc and yet those acts continue as well. Please, anyone looking at this objectively knows the GOP can't pass legislation because they can't unify on something. Time to throw them all of them out of office and get some people in there who can get something done.
Have you driven along the border lately? It's a war zone. Every car gets pulled over at least once and checked out. No way you can keep everyone out.

VST
Bountiful, UT

@FT,

You did not answer my one question. You chose instead, to pontificate.

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