The exploitation of guest workers is what this commission is about. It is
apparent that the Sutherland Institute, Utah Chamber of Commerce, and the Utah
Downtown Alliance have no real concern for the well being of workers from
Mexico.Studies already exist from various states and watch groups
about guest worker abuse. 'No way to treat a Guest' by Farmworker
Justice, 'Close to Slavery' by the Southern Poverty Law Center are
just a couple of studies. Testimonies before the U.S. Congress and
U.S. Senate detail the lack of protection for guest workers by the Department of
Labor. The United States recently lost the largest human trafficking case in
U.S. history. This high lights the lack of protection. Utah has one big black
eye since Thai workers were enslaved in Utah hog and egg farms.Now
Utah will become engaged in the delivery of Mexican guest workers into the hands
of predatory employers. Watch for news reports on a high number of Mexican
women placed into restaurant work for less than .62 cents on the dollar, along
with sexual abuse.Sadly, one would have thought slavery, a relic of
barbarism stopped 150 years ago.
Other news sources say the study is for impacts of immigrants on crime in Utah.
It does not divide legal and illegal. Release the study to the
In the news today in several papers, from a government study: "Immigrants
who were identified under a federal fingerprinting program as possibly being
here illegally but who were not detained by immigration authorities went on to
be arrested again on more than 1,800 serious offenses, according to a report by
the Congressional Research Service. The charges included 19 murders, three
attempted murders and 142 sex crimes". from the Star Tribune Many Utah police agencies refuse to check the "Hispanic" box, checking
"white" instead. They refuse to divide them. It's happening all
over the country. Citizens have no voice when business can buy people. Cutting
labor cost in half can cause people to destroy their children's future. Perhaps the committee needs to be reminded that it's against the
law, whether crossing borders, committing perjury filling out a I-9 form, or
stealing social security numbers.
The man accused of killing Millard County sheriff's deputy Josie Greathouse
Fox was in our country illegally after having already been deported once .... or
twice. I'm not sure which it was.
I think that this commission is nothing but a dog and pony show. Yesterday they
were simply trying to show that they were listening to both sides. However with
few exceptions most of the commission were bored and not paying attentionAll of the legislators on this commission have a voting record that
demonstrates that they are enablers and support cheap illegal labor in Utah.
They support the employers that use the illegal labor. Salt Lake City, and the
entire state of Utah is considered to be a "sanctuary state," because
Utah has laws that attract illegal aliens to Utah, and don't enforce their
laws that obstruct illegal immigration.
Morgan is about as pro-illegal as you can get. "Morgan said he's
not trying to say illegal immigrants are not committing crimes including
identity theft. But, he said, that could be resolved through a guest worker
program or giving them some sort of number that allows them to work." DN
Feb 25 2012A committee stacked with pro-illegal business is not
going to solve anything.