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Published: Monday, June 24 2013 10:00 a.m. MDT

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Irony Guy
Bountiful, Utah

Hard-right Republicans are really hard-hearted. No path for citizenship? None? My own representative Chris Stewart is so hard on this point that I simply don't understand him.

Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT

The current Senate immigration bill being debated offers absolutely no guarantees that the border will ever be secure. Napolitano can "opt out" of ever actually following through with enforcement.

The current immigration bill will be a total DISASTER to the U.S. economy. Its not sustainable, it has all kinds of "special carve-outs" for things in Harry Reids state and (expensive)exemptions for Hollywood actors.

It adds 20 million "new" workers to the workforce.

Who DOESN'T think there will be another 20 million following behind to steal THEIR amnesty?

If you haven't already done so, please call Sen. Hatch's office and let him know how badly we DON'T want another amnesty.

one old man
Ogden, UT

They'd better watch out. According to a guy named Jesus, the Lord dislikes people who hate others. Maybe they need to carry umbrellas with lightning rods just in case.

SoCalChris
Riverside, CA

The sky won't fall if immigration reform passes. However, it will be a disaster for the GOP if we continue to have policies shaped by fear, bogus studies, anger and extreme rhetoric.

Having said that, I don't understand why the discussion is not about path to legal status rather than citizenship. Allow decent illegal immigrants with deep roots here to come out of the shadows, but say they are precluded from becoming citizens. Take away the fear of those like Ann Coulter who believe a new Hispanic voting block will doom the country as well as the concern that they will be a burden on entitlement programs. Make the Dems put up or shut up. Are they guided by compassion or do they have an ulterior motive?

There ought to be a consequence for immigrating illegally and denying citizenship is a fair and reasonable one.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@Fitness Freak
"The current immigration bill will be a total DISASTER to the U.S. economy."

The non-partisan CBO says it'll reduce the deficit 150 billion the next 10 years.

"It adds 20 million "new" workers to the workforce."

They're already here and working.

John Pack Lambert of Michigan
Ypsilanti, MI

The real pressure needs to be placed on the house and it needs to be placed district by district. People need to make it clear to members of the house that their are lots of people in their districts who want immigration law to change and are not hard hearted.

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