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Published: Saturday, May 5 2012 5:38 p.m. MDT

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Cottonwood Heights, UT

The pro-amnesty crowd is sure quick to condemn this.

But what is their solution to (a) enforcing our laws and (b) identifying people who are breaking the law by being here illegally?

Until they come up with a better solution, I kind of like this one.

The mere fact that people are opposed to enforcing our laws points out the need to get serious about enforcing our laws, or abandoning the pretext that ANY laws should be obeyed?

Moderate
Salt Lake City, UT

Saw a great sign today:
We are illegal aliens.
We came to take your jobs.
But you didn't have any.

What a silly website. People should just start entering names from the phone book. If every "report" has to be investigated, it will overwhelm their resources.

Reasonable Person
Layton, UT

Supporting a for-profit, anonymous website (registry hidden in Panama) where you can report anyone if you don't like the color of their skin, as "illegal"? Really?

Is that what our nation has come to?

Remember, when Brigham Young arrived, he led his pilgrims into Mexican territory.

UTAH Bill
Salt Lake City, UT

Yep - the people claiming to be Christians are checking in to show us how to treat people. They just don't get it.

Voice
Saint George, UT

What does Christianity or any religion have to do with this? What does Brigham Young have to do with today's issues? Religion and past history is irrelevant.

This issue is an ongoing onslaught of people sneaking into our country and helping themselves to our resources.

Midwest Mom
Soldiers Grove, WI

What a terrible way to treat your neighbors.

BrentBot
Salt Lake City, UT

What happened in the Old West when an outlaw evaded justice? A posse was formed. If the Federal Government won't do its job (because not apprehending illegals increases Democrats' votes), a "posse" needs to help.

Thanks, posse, for helping to enforce the law. Just make sure your facts are correct.

tenx
Santa Clara, UT

I have been told by an ICE agent that they have been directed to "cool it" until after the election. So maybe this web site can provide some information for them when things are "back to normal". Who is worse, the politicians who want the illegal vote (and the vote of those who support illegal immigration) or the public who is trying to do something about the illegal invasion?

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

If the activists and church leaders would stop shooting the messenger we might make some progress here.
In August of 1994 Barbara Jordan was reporting to Congress on behalf of the Clinton immigration reform commission. She said: "Unlawful immigration is unacceptable. Enforcement measures have not sufficiently stemmed these movements. Failure to develop more effective strategies to curb unlawful immigration has blurred distinctions between legal and illegal immigrants."
Fast forward 18 years and 30% of all foreign-born are here illegally, despite all these amnesty programs and adjustments. And despite one million green cards issued annually.
Pandering and lack of enforcement are not likely to fix that problem.
Some of us simply refuse to remain quiet about this travesty. Labeling us intolerant and bigoted seem a bit counterproductive.

Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT

This website simply reflects the resentment LEGAL citizens feel towards the lax (if any)enforcement of our nations immigration laws.

WHAT will it take to convince law enforcement to enforce all the laws; not just the ones they agree with?

IF law enforcement would do their job, we wouldn't have this website and we WOULD be using legal citizens tax dollars for legal citizens, rather than supporting whoever sneaks across the border.

toshi1066
OGDEN, UT

I see the new wave of Nazism has arrived. So remember people to be a proper supporter of the Fatherland you need to spy on your friends and neighbors and turn in anyone who doesn't conform!

watchman
Salt Lake City, UT

At last a tool emerges that may help citizens to maintain and protect legal citizenship without working on futile attempts to get lawmakers and local council people to establish helplful laws.

The article states that many people say this web site will encourage more discrimination and hostilities but the real cause lies in the fact that our elected officials continue to allow the illegal activities while citizens become more frustrated with what they experience and observe taking place in their communities and workplaces.

Some say that much of the reporting will be irresponsible but businesses can protect themselves merely by signing up for E-verify and individuals can carry proof of legality like most citizens already do.

Kudos to those in the private sector for establishing a method of combating one of this country's most serious problems.

williary
Kearns, UT

Something like this would have been very handy for the German government during WWII.

Based on nothing but fear, prejudice and bigotry.

Next we could add a "Suspected Illegal Alien" button on Facebook for people to select on someones profile. It would have as much accuracy as this website.

You people really don't see anything wrong with this approach? I don't care how poorly you believe the issue is being dealt with, starting a blind witch-hunt is the solution?

Can you imagine how offended one of these Tea Party posters would be if their name popped up on this site! They cry foul, be disgusted that their freedoms were being questioned by somone based on no evidence. And they would turn around and throw out the name of the first hispanic person they could think of just to get even.

Such a sad statement about our society.

williary
Kearns, UT

@Brent

Couple things. First the Federal Government is doing it's job. There have been more deportations under the current DEMOCRATIC President than there were in 8 years under the previous REPUBLICAN administration. But those facts don't get reported on Fox News.

Second, I heard from a friend of a friend that you may be a tax evader, you've been reported to the IRS.

That is all the evidence this site of "justice" requires. A log in, and an agenda.

williary
Kearns, UT

50,000 more illegal aliens were deported in 2011 than in 2008, Bush's last year in office.

But it's the Democrats who are "lax" on immigration.

Fox News at it's best.

LOL

zac terry
Salt Lake City, UT

A step to closing a once open society. Foster the development of a thug caste among the people, eager to bring intimidation, scrutiny, anger, and possibly violence against perceived outsiders and other "threats" to the in-group's metaphorical purity and vitality.

See Naomi Wolf, The End of America, Letters of Warning to a Young Patriot

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

williary,
Obama himself admits that his high deportation numbers are misleading. He is counting the people he has "deported" at the border, people who were captured and held less than 48 hours. Those numbers are bogus when it comes to the real problem since they never lived in the United States.
You can either turn them back south or process them. Obama boosted his numbers by processing them.
Not that Bush did us any favors, but let's not pat Obama on the back here.

future president
Logan, Utah

I just got on the website and reported some people; Mickey Mouse, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili from the Spurs. Hopefully those guys get deported soon...........

Oatmeal
Woods Cross, UT

Blacklisting (including this internet list) is wrong because it hurts the innocent, it subverts justice and using such a method reveals the nastiness and heartlessness in so many human souls.

And if "Say No to BO" thinks I am wrong, he can go to this website and type in his own name and the names of all of his children. Does he get it now?

Arkad01
Mexico City, DF

All part of fulfilling the prophecy to regarding Lehi's children becoming a "hiss and a byword".

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