Comments about ‘Salt Lake Dream Team lobbies Sen. Lee's staff for humane immigration reform’

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Published: Friday, March 15 2013 6:33 p.m. MDT

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one old man
Ogden, UT

Having personally met Sen. Lee and having had many opportunities to observe him in action, I really doubt that he is familiar with the word "Humanity." He is totally locked in on a very narrow and rigid ideology that will not allow consideration of anything that doesn't hold the possibility of increasing profit margins for a select few at the top of the heap.

ken12s
North Salt Lake, UT

What bothers me about this whole immigration issue is that the state and federal governments along with all of us that were either born in this country or immigrated here legally are now the bad guys because we don't welcome all of these lawbreakers here with open arms? They say that they are doing the low paying jobs because no one else will do them, but the jobs aren't low paying because they HAVE to be but because they CAN be, due to all of the immigrants that will work for that low pay and sometimes live several families together to share expenses. Something needs to be done but just giving them citizenship along with their anchor babies is not the answer. We did that a decade or so ago and the problem just got BIGGER!!

DN Subscriber
Cottonwood Heights, UT

I am sure that Senator Lee, and most other Utahns would be a lot more receptive to pleas for "humane immigration reform" if there were first some interest in demanding that everyone coming to the U.S. obey our laws.

Until the "immigration rights" activists understand this very basic concept: "we are a nation of laws and expect them to be followed"; there will be very little sympathy for their amnesty schemes, no matter what they call them.

Legal immigrants are welcome, but those who do not obey our laws are not. It is really that simple.

Flashback
Kearns, UT

You want humane immigration reform? Ok then, follow the law. Do what the law requires.

These people are asking for mercy without fulfilling the requirements of justice. They go hand in hand. One does not work without the other.

I like Jeb Bush's proposal. Have them go home, and then come back legally. I have no problem with that. It provides mercy while requiring justice.

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