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Published: Tuesday, Feb. 25 2014 2:26 p.m. MST

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Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

Businesses want to keep wages and benefits down.
Now there's a shocker!

FT
salt lake city, UT

Bohner or the GOP won't do anything about the issue. They're broken, unable to lead. They'll have to wait until either they clean house or the Democrats regain power.

Spoc
Ogden, UT

It is interesting how readily newspapers across the country pick up on any AP story, regardless of it's merit or accuracy and just print it word for word without alteration or editorial. ("No Changes" is probably in their contract.)

A really good journalist would want to know the answer to the motivation question. This legislation they are so intent on seeing enacted, why is "failure to act not an option". Is the timing so important? Why?

I would also like to know something about their motivation. What caused this business group to band together? Is it a noble quest, or do they have a business interest in feeding the current oversupply of labor, thus reducing their operational costs?

(Subliminal message: Profit is evil, unless it is our profit.)

Please, Editorial Board, make like Paul Harvey and tell us "the rest of the story".

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

Spoc,
The DN Editorial Board seeks any and all stories that fortify their position; that illegal aliens deserve some form of amnesty. The fact that the source comes from afar makes it all the more appealing to them.
The Utah Compact has been exposed as a product of the Chamber of Commerce so they need more ammo against those of us who see the folly in legalization programs.

SCfan
clearfield, UT

FT

You are going to be waiting a long time for the Democrats to regain Congress.

As for the term "immigration reform", that is a meaningless phrase. It is not that we all don't agree in reform, it is in what fashion it takes place. There are those of us who want it when the borders are secure from infiltration of people and drugs. Not happening yet. There are those who want total amnesty, and no border enforcement. Not going to happen, hopefully. And then there are those who want some middle ground. Very complicated to agree to. That is what is holding up reform in Congress. And President Obama seems to be unwilling to have it any other way but his way. One persons opinion vs. 535 opinions about what to do. I'll take the wisdom of the 535 over one agenda driven President.

wrz
Phoenix, AZ

@FT:
"They'll have to wait until either they clean house or the Democrats regain power."

They (Democrats) already had their chance. That's what go this country into the immigration mess in the first place... a glut of immigrants, illegal and otherwise. Driving wages down, putting Americans out of work. Driving our national debt sky-high.

We Don't need new immigration laws. We have plenty on the books now to do the job. The problem is, we don't have politicians or law enforcement at the federal level with any willpower to enforce the laws that we have.

The proponents of so-called immigration reform is to provide amnesty/citizenship to illegals who are in this country. It is not only grossly unfair to potential immigrants who are waiting in line but just encourages more to come for the same treatment.

Let's enforce the immigration laws currently on our books... including E-Verify.

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