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Published: Thursday, June 27 2013 11:15 p.m. MDT

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Ft Thomas, KY

If I lived in fear of arrest every day of my life, I wouldn't pray and sing. I would start obeying the law. Problem solved.


The problem with our laws is the lack of enforcement. This bill does nothing to change this. The bill requires a plan for border and interior enforcement, but nothing for it's implimentation.

The CBO projected that the passage of S.744 would result in a deficit reduction by $197 billion in ten years. This would be achieved if the Social Security and Medicare "trust funds" were raided, which would bankrupt these programs in the future — shame on the CBO for failing to acknowledge this important fact. If only general funds were used to fund the new costs, as under law should be the case, the CBO projects a deficit of $14.2 billion.

It would be difficult to write a bill worse than this.

Bill Shakespeare
Salt Lake City, UT

If this becomes law it will be awesome because all of the holier-than-thou people saying these people are "breaking the law" won't be able to say it any more. Hahahaha.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

Wow, the Deseret News has 44 photos of this group. They don't have 44 photos of General Conference.
I bet I can guess the editorial position of this newspaper.
So, where are the immigration police? They are under orders NOT to deport people unless they have committed and been convicted of violent felonies.
And where did that directive come from? From an administration that is ignoring the laws of the United States. Gone are the worksite raids. Gone are the No Match letters.
So, what's the point of marching when politicians, preachers and police chiefs have already got your back?
It is disgusting what our country has become. Does Congress think we are stupid?

Forest Grove, OR

We have the highest unemployment ever in the US, with around 15% of the workforce out of work, and the solution is to bring even more immigrants into the US to compete for even fewer jobs, especially the remaining few good high tech jobs?

If this does not confirm how out of touch the Senate and government in general is to their constituents, then I don't know what will. They have always done the bidding of the 1%, against the interest of the 99% they are supposed to represent.

Ogden, UT

We hope that we will not be held accountable for violating the laws of the U.S.We also hope that in not being held accountable we will be rewarded with citizenship so we can enjoy all the perks available.


Clarification to my previous post.

The CBO projected that the passage of S.744 would result in a deficit reduction by $197 billion in ten years. This would be achieved because the Social Security and Medicare "trust funds" are raided to pay the costs, which would bankrupt these programs in the future — shame on the CBO for failing to acknowledge this important fact. If only general funds were used to fund the new costs, as under law should be the case, the CBO projects a deficit of $14.2 billion.

It's really not helping the economy, it's raiding social security/medicare funds.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Want to keep your family together?


We want your family to stay together too.

Go be law abiding citizens where you belong, in the country where you are legal

DN Subscriber 2

Here is a simple bit of advice for all the folks here illegally, and hoping and praying for something that "...will give them a way to become legal citizens."

There already is a way to become legal citizens. It is called legal immigration. Millions of people do it, so it is not a mystery.

What we have is a large number of people who simply want something but do not want to be bothered to obey the laws, or do the hard work, or wait the required to achieve that goal.

Some want to be rich, so they rob banks, which is breaking the law.

Others want to live in the U.S. and become citizens, so the ignore the laws, cross the border illegally, have children here and then demand that they be given amnesty and citizenship.

Failure to enforce our laws, and repeated amnesty programs is destroying the very core concept of "the rule of law" and make previously law abiding citizens wonder why they should comply with all the other laws.

Legal immigrants are already welcome, but illegal immigration must be stopped and punished, never rewarded!

Informed Voter
South Jordan, UT

If you want to be legal, then go home and apply for a legal visa! You are not a victim. You are an illegal who sneaked into the U.S. You should be in fear of arrest, but our police chief and the federal government refuse to enforce the law. If I tried in Mexico what you are doing here, there would be no tolerance. I would be in jail or immediately deported.....after paying a fine (bribe).

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

"...Latinos in Utah find hope...".

This bill has absolutely NO CHANCE of EVER being brought before the House.

Sioux City, IA

Their children are citizens because they were born here.
This tells me one of 2 different things:
1. They had these children when they were under the age of 16 and were unaware that they were here without Gov't Permission. Or.
2. They knew that they could be caught and deported but ignored our laws and had children that they could be separated from.
Neither scenario shows any willingness to get legal permission just like many others have done before them and continue to do.
They want Gov't Permission without having to pay the penalty for breaking the Immigration Laws.

Salt Lake City, UT

Senator Hatch made a big mistake in this bill by attaching the massive increases to the H-1B visa which is normally used by tech companies in hiring. As such, millions of US tech workers are forced to urge their representatives to oppose this bill. The H-1B visa deserves its own bill, and has nothing to do with amnesty, or a path to legalization, or whatever, for the millions of undocumented immigrants. The proposal to increase the H-1B visa is simply pandering to the cheap-labor lobby of CEOs and sends a message to the American public that this bill is NOT about doing what is right for Americans and undocumented immigrants, but is all about pandering to cheap-labor lobbyists.

Ogden, UT

@techpubs In addition they have those anchor babies in hopes that that will prevent them from being deported. I bet that if they get citizenship they will not give up their previous citizenship. They do not give a twit about being U.S. citizens they just want status. Remember a couple of years ago they were waving the mexican flag and defileing the American Flag. That will remain the case. Their allegiance will always be to Mexico.

The Rock
Federal Way, WA

"Latinos in Utah find hope as immigration reform bill passes Senate"

People who understand freedom are dismayed.

Sioux City, IA

This bill passed the Senate due to the massive amount of "pork" that was promised to get Senators who opposed it to vote for it. Harry Reid even got a measly $100 million for Las Vegas that has nothing to do with immigration. Let's hope that those in the House reject this bill.

Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT

This may possibly be the first time (at least in my memory)when the U.S. Senate has worked AGAINST the American people, and totally FOR illegal alien trespassers.

Most of us have known for quite some time how totally dysfunctional the Senate is. This proves it.
They have followed the wishes of their business lobbyist friends (including the high-tech companies)and put LEGAL U.S. citizens interests on a "back burner".

kearns, UT

NO DUAL CITIZENSHIP! As a precondition to gaining U.S. citizenship all applicants, that's ALL APPLICANTS, must first renounce their previous national status prior to being sworn in as U.S. citizens.

John Pack Lambert of Michigan
Ypsilanti, MI

To pass this bill in the house organizations like this will have to show that they have significant presence in some districts. The key will be showing voters who agree with GOP representatives and would vote for them, but might change their mind if they fail to pass this. I am not sure this will be easy, but it needs to be done.

John Pack Lambert of Michigan
Ypsilanti, MI

I am saddened by the heartlessness of many of these comments. Many people have come here fleeing real violence, and they much rather would risk arrest here than being killed where they came from. The lack of compassion is quite sickening, and to degree you get to decide who belongs is disturbing. All children born in the US are citizens.

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