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Published: Friday, May 24 2013 8:49 a.m. MDT

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Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

Explain to me why we are detaining people for a year?
BIA hearings ought to wrap up in a matter of minutes. You either have papers or you don't.
Your visa is either valid or expired.
How hard is that?
We've made this more complicated than it should be by granting individual amnesty based on frivolous information about how long they have been here, whether they speak English, the status of other family members, whether they have a job (illegally), where other family members are at the time, who they are caregivers for...rather than simply establishing the facts of the case. If there are extenuating circumstances they can be aired via video conference FROM THE EMBASSY in their home country.
Giving them free immigration court representation is a serious case of the tail wagging the dog, something that has helped create this illegal alien mess in the first place.

Tators
Hyrum, UT

Since the majority of American citizens want illegal aliens deported, it doesn't make sense that American taxpayers should now have to foot the bill for those same illegal immigrants to fight their mostly inevitable deportations.

I agree with the above comment that deportation proceedings should be expedited and not drug out over months or longer. It's not rocket science to determine if someone is in our country illegally or not. Lawyers often muddy the waters with their attempts at finding and trying to use loopholes to skirt the basic premise of our immigration laws. The longer the delays they cause, the more taxpayer money they receive.

Knowing that they will now receive free (at least to them) legal representation that will increase their odds of staying, more illegal aliens will now be willing to risk the attempt at coming here illegally. Sadly, this new law will actually provide additional incentive for illegal behavior.

RichardB
Murray, UT

Other sources report the Senate bill provides 150 million for lawyers, and 150 million for pro-illegal groups like LaRaza.

Americans are really getting the shaft.

Vernon Briggs, a Cornell University labor economics professor stated:
"The toleration of illegal immigration undermines all of our labor; it rips at the social fabric. It's a race to the bottom. The one who plays by the rules is penalized... a guest worker program guarantees wages will never go up, and there is no way American citizens can compete with guest workers."

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