"I think that's unfortunate for a lot of reasons," Herbert said
Wednesday.It is certainly unfortunate that the Governor failed to
provide any leadership on the issue. He could have intervened with House
leaders or just changed one vote on the Rules Committee but he didn't.He can still intervene and get it passed if he really wants to - but he won't
because he wants to use it as a campaign issue in order to get people to forget
his support of HB116.
Sorry, I don't believe it!If the Guv. would have wanted e-verify bad
enough, they WOULD HAVE come through for him.If "push came to
shove", all he would have had to do was threaten to veto something the
legislature passed (and wanted badly) and they would have visited e-verify and
applied TOUGH penalties for non-compliance.On Utahs capital hill,
EVERYONE is trying to shift blame.Its an election year!
If the Governor can't get one vote in his own party, he is not an effective
leader.Philpott is looking better and better, he will kill HB116.
Congratulation, Utah, by refusing to hear HB 477 Everify; you have joined the
VERY small minority of US voters who OPPOSE mandatory Everify to protect US
jobs.New Poll from NumbersUSA:"Most people assume
that favoring enforcement against illegal immigration is a crowd-pleaser among
Republican voters. And that is certainly true for mandatory E-Verify: 94% favor - 6% oppose: REPUBLICANS 84% favor - 16% oppose:
INDEPENDENTS 81% favor Â 19% oppose: DEMOCRATS
I think he's lying. That is my well-considered opinion. I think that the
decision was made months ago, if not a year ago, that NOTHING was going to touch
or threaten HB116 -- which meant that NONE of the immigration bills for this
session were going to be allowed to move forward.