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Published: Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:20 p.m. MDT

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prelax
Murray, UT

Those here legally want want Sen. Hatch to stand up for Utah families also. That would involve enforcing our immigration laws, charging those here illegally with id theft, social security fraud, and perjury and deporting them to stop another wave of illegal aliens.

How can people come here illegally, break the laws, and then demand taxpayer assisted schooling ($6000 federal) ($4000-8000 state). And then demand citizenship that belongs to those who come here legally? Breaking the law is suppose to invoke fear over punishment.

Devilion
Taylorsville, UT

Our great country is built on Immigration, no one can say otherwise. I would like everyone who comes here to do so legally. Coming here out side the law only leads me to think there might be something in that persons past they are trying to hide. I agree with the plan for biometerics to be taken at ports of entry. I also think a full background check should be required. We could look at Mexico on immigration policy as a guide on this. One can not enter Mexico unless they can prove they will not be a burden on the state, and pass a full back ground check. I'm against blanket amnesty for illegal aliens no matter what country they came from. I think learning English should also be required it is our Nations offical language after all. If I moved to another country I would have to learn that nations language to conduct any offical busniess there, such as drive a car.

DN Subscriber
Cottonwood Heights, UT

No, Senator Hatch, please do NOT vote for the amnesty scheme that rewards people who break our laws. This bill has been watered down, and the meager provisions to try to secure our borders have been neutered, and the rewards for illegal acts have been increased.

I am disgusted at the community activists who always show up demanding we abandon our laws and national security instead of demanding that those who seek to become U.S. citizens and partake of the benefits of citizenship or legal residency be given special privileges and rewards at the expense of those who obey the laws.

I call on Hatch to support legal immigration and double our efforts to enforce all of our laws.

I also ask the community activists to tell U.S. citizens which laws we should be free to ignore. Taxes, traffic, criminal, civil? Are we a nation of laws or not? Why should some people be allowed to ignore laws and others held accountable?

techpubs
Sioux City, IA

From 1986 through 1996 we the people were promised that the following would occur in exchange for granting amnesty to illegal aliens who were in our Nation:
1. The borders would be secured so this wouldn't happen again.
2. There would be a system for employers to identify legal immigrants from illegal alien workers.
3. Employers who hired illegal alien workers would be punished.
None of that has happened due to a lack of enforcement by our Nat'l Leaders.
So this time around I believe that we need to demand that they enforce the current Immigration Laws before they attempt to change them.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

Our lack of political will to enforce the law has resulted in 11 million+ illegal aliens living here, approximately ONE THIRD of all the foreign-born persons in the United States.
An enforcement-only bill is in order, not an amnesty plan. It defies logic that anyone would believe legalization would deter future unlawful presence.
When you have a problem, you step up enforcement. That goes for people living here illegally as well as people speeding in school zones.
Why is this so hard to understand?

RRB
SLC, UT

Why should we obey our laws? The government, business and foreign citizens on our soil don't.

mohokat
Ogden, UT

What they are asking for is not reform it is amnesty. That is what it is all about. The system is not broken it is unenforced. The pols before and now have no interest in enforcement what they are looking for is votes.This bill like all others with no guarantee of enforcemnt is all smoke and mirrors.

Doug10
Roosevelt, UT

If Latinos call on Hatch to support them they need to speak his language. He had 12 million dollars in his re-election war chest during the last election. His campaign office said that 11 million dollars came from interested citizens outside of Utah.

So if he can only raise $960,000 from 2.5 million voters then only 10% of his attention is paid to Utahns. The outside people who did fill his pockets are the ones who occupy 90% of his time and efforts.

The equation is already in plaace so if Latinos want to be heard all they have to do is "pay the price"

The business of buying and selling is alive and well in Washington.

wrz
Pheonix, AZ

Why can't this woman go to school in Mexico? I'm sure Mexico has universities sufficient to meet her needs. Just think, she could study in her own native tongue.

wrz
Pheonix, AZ

Devilion
"I agree with the plan for biometrics to be taken at ports of entry."

How can biometrics at ports of entry help keep illegals from flooding into this country... as they have done for decades? Sure, the government will have data bases with personal data on immigrants who pass through the ports. But how will the government find these folks and get them exported? We hear the government doesn't have the personnel or resources to round the millions that are here now. Just askin'.

"If I moved to another country I would have to learn that nations language..."

Not if you and millions that speak like you do, came as well. We now have such a large number of Hispanics in the US that they don't need to learn English. They have their own little enclaves. And note how everything is now written in two languages... English and Spanish. In fact, in many cases you can't even get a job if you don't speak Spanish.

Bryan
Syracuse, UT

Hatch needs to stand up and represent the citizens that he represents, not the illegal aliens that have invaded our country. Instead of promoting an amnesty (which this bill is) we need to focus more on border security, interior enforcement, and laws to punish companies that knowingly hire illegal aliens.

AmericaV
Huntsville, AL

My own kid is graduating high school with scholarship in hand. Going to a state school where I live still is not affordable with that. Is anyone helping Amerians?

tenx
Santa Clara, UT

Well she came to the right person, one who co-sponsored the orginal Dream Act. Of course during campaign time he (Hatch) talks about getting tough on illegals but after getting elected (more times than Moss) changes course and now becomes a gang of eight member. I think we have too many gangs in the USA including those in Washington. How about listening to the 84% of Utahns who constantly call for enforcement of our immigration laws, laws that are mostly ignored? Count the comments to the DMN and see how many (don't) support giving the illegals a free pass. Viva LEGAL immigration for Real Immigrants.

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