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Published: Tuesday, July 1 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Cottonwood Heights, UT

Obama faced "...demands for bold action to stem deportations..."?

Obama already has ended most deportations. That is a major reason for the sudden increase in unaccompanied minors coming here illegally.

Reports today indicate 70% of the Border Patrol is not patrolling borders, but rather is baby-sitting illegal children. Obama asked for an additional $2 billion for border patrol funding, but you can be sure it is not to secure the borders, but to provide more baby sitters and bus and plane tickets to send these kids (and other illegals) anywhere but home.

The world has turned upside down, and this is as if bank robbers are complaining that banks do not give them enough money. And, the banks apologize and put out more money earmarked exclusively for bank robbers.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Go secure the border barack and send illegal Mexicans back to Mexico

Logan, UT

The president keeps chiding Congress for not doing their job. And yet he still hasn't secured the border, which he earlier pledged to do and is actually required to do under current immigration law. Hopefully, he will not cow-toe to this fringe lobby group who is demanding things that will hurt American workers and especially those currently unemployed.

Giving work permits to millions here illegally will make unemployment for American citizens that much worse. There are already not enough jobs available for those wanting them, without allowing trespassers from outside our country to come in and compete for those same jobs. It would make no sense at all.

There is no sensible reason to grant amnesty to lawbreakers, just because they've been getting away with it for certain length of time. That is in essence saying that the longer you get away with breaking out laws, the more will be your reward... up to and including citizenship. Ridiculous.

Before even considering passing any new immigration laws, the president and Congress need to show a real resolve for adhering to current immigration laws including maintaining a secure border and deporting lawbreakers in a timely manner.

Richfield, UT

This makes no sense. The AFL-CIO is a union that is supposed to protect American jobs, not jeopardize them. With the economy still struggling so much, why would they or anyone else lawfully here in this country want to give out millions more work permits when there currently aren't enough jobs to go around for those legally here? It would be a different issue if we had full employment. But we're not even close to that point.

The more rewards given to those who break our laws, the more incentive there is for others to also break our laws. It's not rocket science. Reward law-breaking and more law-breaking will happen. Soon, things will be totally out of control. They are approaching that point already and with devastating results. There are reasons why this is the slowest and worst recession recovery in history. Foreigners illegally stealing American jobs is a major part of that. And yet this group wants to legitimize such actions. Pathetic.

I sincerely hope and pray no one in Washington DC is stupid and/or gullible enough to go along with this fringe group's demands.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

This is a political move that will work again.

Cedar Hills, UT

as with every mess we face - Barack created this one by his lawless executive orders which gave the invite to all who wanted to come ...to just come and we will take them. Now we are facing a train wreck because of that insane decision.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Interdictions at the border are NOT deportations – deportations have NOT increased under this misadministration.

"Tens of thousands of young children are being exploited and are being put at great danger “ Kerry said. The children dying at the border (or before they get there) are the responsibility of the BO misadministration and their supporters who are screaming “WE ARE OFFERING AMNESTY” to central America.

Woodland Hills, UT

Build the wall, arm it, deport all illegals, create efficient legal entry, set minimum standards for language competency and end the endless welfare state. These folks can come here legally and orderly. This is America, we have laws and order here. There is opportunity for these folks to do it the right way. We must stop this chaos, things will never get better for them unless it is done with law and order!

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

We do not need to "stem deportations." We need to INCREASE deportations until illegal aliens get the message that they cannot come here and stay. They cannot come here and work until such time as the politicians grant another amnesty.
The latest magnet is an awful situation involving children. Let's stop encouraging that by cracking down on deportations.

Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT

YOUR voice counts.

If you haven't already done it - please write/call/email your elected representatives to let them know how YOU feel about illegal alien trespassing.

The amnesty advocates are putting BIG MONEY into selling the American middle class a "bag of nonsense". The Chamber of Commerce, who have DEEP pockets, are doing their best to get the ear of Congresspersons. Zuckerberg (the facebook billionaire)thinks he shouldn't have to pay American college graduates the going wage rate for 2 or 3 college degrees. He thinks he should bring in workers form India or China and have their American counterparts train them, then FIRE the American workers. Of course, Orrin (EVERYTHING has a price)Hatch is echoing that same nonsense.

There is NO shortage of STEM graduates - what there is is a shortage of employers who want to pay their LEGAL employees a fair wage!

The freebies we have been supplying to illegal trespassers will quadruple in the next 5 yrs. if we don't get the invasion stopped. They (illegal trespassers)WILL destroy the middle class. There is no way the system can absorb that many new (skilled or unskilled)workers.

Just enforce the law - its NOT "rocket science"!

Phoenix, AZ

Note to Obama: It's not that difficult... You don't need another $2 billion. You don't need more border agents. You don't need more immigration judges. Just load the illegals on a bus (or plane) and ship them back to the Mexican border. Let Mexico decide what do do with them. Stop being wimp letting our neighbors to the south dictate what our immigration laws will be.

Murray, UT

The AFL-CIO is an international union, they no longer support the American worker.

The House passed more immigration bills this year than the Senate, but Harry Reid never let them come to the Senate floor. Congress has tried to pass laws, but they are not the laws Obama wants.

Records show the Administration knew the surge at the border was coming and did nothing to stop it. On January 29, 2014, the federal government posted an advertisement seeking bids for a vendor to contract to handle 65,000 ‘Unaccompanied Alien Children’ crossing the southern border. This raises serious questions.--Senate Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala

I think the American people have been set up to accept another amnesty, and he's using children to do it.

utah, UT

Don't overlook who is writing this article. Go to the Drudge report for the truth about the conditions of these immigration camps, one of which is at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

Sandy, UT

You can mince words, mealy-mouth around forever, and continue to complicate the obvious . . . but the simple truth is that we are continuing to be systematically invaded by miscellaneous unaccounted populations from all over the world. Once they get into Mexico and have help from the Mexican government, the cartels, the drug traffickers, the human traffickers, etc., they're well on their way to exploitation, victimization, and invasion. By communicating the policies advocated by the cheap-labor lobby and the cheap-liberal-constituency, many in the administration, the union thugs, and other cronies are causing serious harm to the people trying to get here, as well as those who already reside here. It's a total recipe for more disaster, and it's not nuclear physics . . . it's simple and it's criminal.

saratoga springs, UT

His political debts are coming calling, his political debtors want their due. Watch what happens next, Executive order after Executive Order, he promised them results for votes, they voted now they want results.

Sioux City, IA

All that needs to be done is to deport all illegal aliens regardless of which country they came here from and to fine those who have employed as specified by our current laws. The failure of his predecessors to fully enforce the current laws is no excuse for President Obama to ignore the laws up to this point and to continue to do so.

Third try screen name
Mapleton, UT

Ironically, Obama threatens to be a law unto himself at the very time his previous fiats have resulted in the current crisis at the border.
Children, some under the age of TWO, are left at the border. They come here without their parents because OBAMA created the deferred action program and these kids want to be DREAMers, too.
You need more than a pen and a cell phone to enact laws here, Mr. President. In fact, the president is supposed to execute the laws passed by Congress. How about some enforcement?

clearfield, UT

The hard core truth is about La Raza and other radical organizations is that they want a Spanish speaking America first, and they want to get rid of Euro/Western culture here completely. America, along with Canada, are the only two English speaking countries in the Western Hemisphere. And the Hispanic radicals want to change that. Take a look at Southern California. Many ATM machines have Spanish as first choice, and English as the 2nd. And do we really believe that the illegals want to learn English? In many places, it would do them no good, as the entire community and workforce speaks Spannish. This is what is going on. A cultural takeover. And some leaders in the Latino community have as much as admitted it. In Spanish.

Kearns, UT

Let's secure the border first. I propose that the U.S. Army would be an excellent force to patrol the border. But then some would say that would be illegal. Yea, whatever. They wouldn't be arresting anyone, they'd be keeping them from coming in. The next time a Mexican Army helicopter or jeep that comes over the border shooting at Americans gets shot down or blown to smithereens. Since we are no longer using the Army, putting them on the border would be a good thing. Just embed some Border Patrol agents with them to arrest the law breakers. The Army's job is to defend our country. Who said they have to do it overseas? The current wave of illegal immigration is a threat to the freedom of the U.S. Let the Army defend it. It also might make the drug cartels think twice.

salt lake city, UT

The GOP is the gift that keeps giving elections to the libs. Whether it's true or not, the war on woman and their inter-party quibbling on immigration has convinced the majority of Americans they can not lead. Lations and women overwhelming went Democrat in the last election and it appears they'll do it again. For all the Ostrich Conservatives out there do the math. You can't win a national election without more support from woman and minorities. You're going to lose again.

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