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Published: Monday, Oct. 1 2012 8:00 p.m. MDT

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lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Mike in Cedar,
so everyone who disagrees with you is cold hearted and bigoted? What a bigoted thing to say!

nothing constructive to add?

Sandy, UT


I would not at all be surprised if Obama has deported more immigrants. More laborers in America means more competition. This goes totally against the unions and guilds to whom President Obama is so beholden. It only makes logical sense to me that Obama, unless it is politically expedient at a given moment in time, such as in the case in CA that you've pointed out, will oppose immigration. Immigration equals competition which equals bad news for unions which ultimately equals bad news for the politicians they, the unions, support.

Salt Lake City, UT

Yeah. Same old, same old.....mixing the legal with illegal immigration. Is it just to confuse people? How can anyone think that having people here that draw off of our social service and education budgets with very little paying into them can make good economical sense?

One of the chief subjects in this campaign is JOBS. Through identity thefts and payment under the table thousands of American citizen's jobs have been lost. Is there any concern shown about these facts? These facts should be one of the primary concerns when we talk about the high unemployment rate.

Murray, UT

Obama has deported less than Bush. His administration has added those turned away at the border. Sometimes the people have been turned away several times, and counted each time.

Apprehensions for immigration violations peaked at 1.8 million in 2000 but dropped to 516,992 in 2010—the lowest level since 1972. source: Federal Justice Statistics Program

Obama's program to deport violent criminals does not deport people committing ID theft, or sex offenders. Check it out, the list of offenses deported is very minor.

Over a million green cards and 2.5 million visas with 23 million unemployed or looking for full time work. Compassion to those here legally is needed. The game of cheap labor needs to stop.

USS Enterprise, UT

I wish somebody could explain how educating more people means that there will be more jobs available. The article said that the economy would improve because there would be more college graduates.

Don't we already have a lot of college graduates that are out of work? So, how does it help to add more to the mix?

Bluffdale, UT

bloomberg and murdock are not liberals so if they like the dream act it is for cooks and house keepers for the rich. they are billionaires. cheap help is the bread and butter of consevatives. they hate unions and anthing that helps the working class. they would have company owned houseing and stores like in the early 1900s with no hope of a better future as long as they make more money. money is their god and the only thing they care about. the deadly sin is greed it controls our country super pacs prove this and with them no truth is known, because there is no check or rule of law to govern them. they say anthing they want and can not be stoped from telling untruths.the party system is brocken and needs to go.

the truth
Holladay, UT


And Yet, it is the extreme left that is proposing and extolling these "cheap labor" policies and programs.

How do you explain that?

It is the right that is desiring the closing borders to all but LEGAL immigrants, which would cause an INCREASE in labor costs.

SO again, ow do you explain that?

Me thinks you got something backwards somewhere.

Ogden, UT


"It's a con job to supply cheap labor for business, and to flood the country with millions of relatives."

It's a con job alright... so that Obama can secure the Hispanic vote in the next presidential election.

Xenia, OH

The Washington Post, New York Times and Chronicle of Higher Education have all reported that PhDs with STEM degrees (even recent grads) are doing temp office work. 1.8 million Americans with engineering degrees are not working in engineering, but the President showed Jennifer Wedell (and everyone else) he either doesn't care or is clueless. Huffington Post-MBA mows lawns for a living. Chronicle of Higher Education- PhD comes with food stamps. Washington Post -U.S. pushes for more scientists, but the jobs aren’t there.

Why does everyone focus on how "immigrants" will benefit from U.S. immigration policies but not not how Americans will be impacted; especially those of us at the bottom ?
Shouldn't the effects of these policies on our own people, especially those who are already struggling, be our primary concern? Not how we can benefit foreign nationals.
It's immoral to have an immigration policy that hurts the poorest working , or trying to work, Americans.

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