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Published: Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:30 p.m. MDT

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2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Do we need "Immigration Reform"... or "Illegal Immigration Reform"?
I keep them completely seperate in my mind. I now some people think they are the same thing.

I think we need both. We need to make it easier to immigrate legally. We don't need to legislate to make it easier to transition after comming here illegally (once you get caught). That just encourages the current trend of comming here illegally in hopes of finding a way to stay later.

I say we focus on improving LEGAL immigration, and not accomodating ILLEGAL immigration. But I know that's not politically correct to say that now days. Most politicians think we need more Dream Act, etc, type legislation.

I hope this "comprehensive" legislation works out in the end and actually increases the chances of people comming here LEGALLY (and doesn't continue encouraging people to come illegally and then litigate their way to citizenship). I can always hope...

1conservative
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

If the current amnesty (thats what "reform" means even when politicians tell you it doesn't)legislation passes it will be the worst thing that has happened to poor and middle-class Americans since 1986. That was when Reagan passed the "amnesty to end all amnesties".

Amnesty depresses wages and rewards unlawful behavior. It MAINTAINS a poor class of people.
The social services costs to legal Americans will be in the trillions of dollars.
It will also be terrifically expensive to administer. More bureaucrats.

The ABSOLUTE WORST thing about it is it won't solve the problem. Another 25 million illegal trespassers will simply walk in and demand the same thing, another amnesty!

Why do people expect that a "new" law will be any better enforced than the "old" law?

Illegal and unethical employers are behind it, and should be ashamed of themselves.

They (politicians) talk big about securing the border, it will NEVER happen. Why don't they do it without a "new" law?

Answer: because they listen to unethical employers who want to become wealthier, NOT law-abiding Americans.

1conservative
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

BTW - the H1B visa increase that Hatch is supporting basically makes it so you and I, the taxpayers get to subsidize foreign students here in our universities, then, to add insult to injury, American companies get to hire those workers for a fraction of what they would have to pay American workers.

They (high tech employers)claim they can't get enough skilled workers, but that's because they prefer to hire foreign workers at much less in wages.

SLars
Provo, UT

The 1986 amnesty promised no more illegal immigration, and strong enforcement. Nothing happened except amnesty.

It won't this time either.

History will look back at this time, and the people who sold out the American worker.

Bryan
Syracuse, UT

When people mention "Comprehensive Immigration Reform", what they actually mean is amnesty. Amnesty has been tried in the past, but still illegal aliens keep streaming into our country. The real immigration reform that we need is to require e-verify for all employers and immediately deport all illegal aliens when they are caught.

RRB
SLC, UT

The only way to stop illegal immigration, is to enforce the laws. I don't see that happening.

Piecemeal is the only way to go. Pass the items that help the problem, and discard those that just make it worse in the future.

As the law sits, it does nothing to restore faith in government or business.

National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council. Speaking before the House Judiciary Committee, Chris Crane, President of the ICE union; “ICE is now guided in large part by the influences of powerful special interest groups that advocate on behalf of illegal aliens,” Crane said. “These influences have in large part eroded the order, stability and effectiveness of the agency, creating confusion among all ICE employees. For the last four years it has been a roller coaster for ICE officers with regard to who they can or cannot arrest and which federal laws they will be permitted to enforce.”

prelax
Murray, UT

And the corruption continues.

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

The "Comprehensive Immigration Bill" will pass. There's no party that dares to oppose it at this point, so I just hope they can compromise and get it right before they pass it.

Politicians learned from the last election that it's electorial suicide to offend the Hispanic voter. The new taboo in American politics is to speak out on immigration, or suggest enforcing illegal immigration law.

My problem is... the litteral "amnesty" bill passed during the Reagan administration didn't solve our illegal immigration problems. So we shouldn't try that again. I know this bill is different, I just hope we have learned lessons from the things we have tried that have failed.

Casca
Orleans, IN

With all the mandatory TRIGGERS rejected by The Gang of Eight and other Democrats and a few Republics, this bill (S.477) will fall fail in the House of Representatives.The People's Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama was ridiculed,by a bunch of senile Senators who could care less, about the American public and the huge forthcoming taxes they will be burdened with?

IT ISN'T OVER TILL ITS OVER! THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL HAVE THE LAST SAY. Since the growing controversy with the IRS, which is supposed to be impartial lines of activists-members are joining the TEA PARTY, NumbersUSA, American Patrol. Americans who love their liberty are scrutinizing each politicians who votes for S.477, and both parties the primaries are nearly here and the only way they will survive if illegal aliens commit perjury as they did in the presidential election.

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