Barack Obama has rapidly increased our national debt to $17 trillion. Taxpayers
have been saddled with educating,housing,feeding, incarcerating and policing the
12 million illegals. It is time to be compassionate to the 20 million, Blacks,
legal Hispanic,White and every other unemployed and underemployed citizen. We
have already spent our treasure. Some like those that signed the letter have
certainly benefited but as a nation we are in crisis. Some common sense
legislation is needed. We don't need to repeat what happened in
1986.Employers have not covered the cost of illegal immigration.
The only moral obligation Congress has is to enact laws for US citizens not
foreigners. With 20 million citizens unable to find adequate employment, it is
ludicrous to even consider bringing in another 40 million immigrants to compete
for diminishing jobs, both skilled and unskilled. For instance, why
do we have to ensure that Asians usurp all the good-paying engineering jobs
while our own citizens face an increasingly dwindling number of middle-class
jobs? And this is a moral imperative to reward foreigners at the expense of
citizens because the 1% get to walk away with ever more? What a demented and
corrupt nation the US has become.
Oragami Well said. Reality is we are not going to round up and deport over
ten million people. Deal with it. The tea party doesn't want citizenship
for illegals because they are afraid the majority will vote democrat. A big
Kudos to KSL's Doug Wright for his courage in standing up to far right on
immigration and also the Sutherland Institute. Dave 4197 I concur with your
comments. WTZ secure borders and a reasonable immigration policy is exactly
what us RINO's want. What is your point?
Illegal immigrants are here and they are not going anywhere. We already have
defacto amnesty so what is the point of resisting change? People suffer because
the current system is broken. I know many of you like to scapegoat illegals
(they take our jobs, destroy our culture etc....), but the truth is that our
nation is strengthened by immigrants, not weakened. Bring them into the fold,
make them earn legal status (which the current senate bill does), and focus on
how YOU can contribute in a positive way. These so-called RINOs are the only
Republicans left in this county, the rest of them have lost their way and sold
their souls to the insidious and extreme selfishness and tribalism of the
libertarian and tea party wings of the GOP.
You've got to be taught to hate and fear,You've got to be taught
from year to year,It's got to be drummed in your dear little ear,You've got to be carefully taught.You've got to be
taught to be afraidOf people whose eyes are oddly made,And people
whose skin is a diff'rent shade,You've got to be carefully
taught.You've got to be taught before it's too late,Before you are six or seven or eight,To hate all the people your
relatives hate,You've got to be carefully taught!
Mr. Bean,Didn't Mitt Romney teach us that corporations are
@dave4197There is a segment of our citizen population we need to consider
here.27 million people between the ages of 18 and 64 with a high school
diploma or less who are not working. Many of them are minorities.This
demographic completes head-to-head with 8 million illegal aliens working
here.What compassion and concern do you have for them?PLUS, there
are 10 million teens out of work. Is being neighborly to trespassers
really the moral high ground here? I don't think so.
@dave4197, Redding, CA:"This letter breathes a breath of needed fresh
air into the republican party's no immigrant attitude."Republicans are not 'no immigrant.' The party is no ILLEGAL
immigrant."Mexicans are our neighbors..."Yeah,
but their citizens mostly live in the US... illegally. If Mexico was a good
neighbor it would help secure the border. But no... they want Mexicans to cross
to America to get jobs sending money to relatives in Mexico to spend there... to
bolster their economy. Nice neighbors."illegal immigrants are
mostly a bunch of poor people..."We have alotta poor people in
the US... Poor people looking for work... which illegal immigrants are
taking."...let's have a heart and help them and at the same
time Change a Bad Law like the present (anti) immigration policy."The current policy admits about one million immigrants into the US each year.
What more do you want?"Am looking for any poster who has a moral
compass to comment positively with me on this story."Few will,
because your position will eventually ruin this country. Secure borders and a
reasonable immigration policy is what we need.
@marxist:"Keep in mind there are winners and losers with mass
immigration from the south."The losers are the American workers
who are looking for work and can't find it... in our economy with 15
percent (real) unemployment. The influx of probably more than 40 million
illegal immigrants who will get amnesty and who are willing to work for less,
will mean growing numbers of idle Americans. Which means billions more of
unemployment payouts using tax dollars. Are we nuts, or what?"Keep in mind African Americans have died disproportionately in our
wars."What?? About half million whites died in the American
Civil War to guarantee freedom of black Americans. And by the way, they are not
'African' Americans. They've never lived a day of their lives in
Africa... They're Americans."They deserve better."They need to earn it... like all Americans have to.@Fred44:"Haven't we already given voting rights to those who
hire the people here illegally? So haven't we already given voting rights
to the lawbreakers?"Corporations don't vote.
This letter breathes a breath of needed fresh air into the republican
party's no immigrant attitude. I hope the republicans in congress will
listen. I don't expect any tea partiers to listen, they never do.
Certainly the above posters are not listening to any such good sense as this
letter promotes. Mexicans are our neighbors, let's be neighborly. illegal
immigrants are mostly a bunch of poor people, let's have a heart and help
them and at the same time Change a Bad Law like the present (anti) immigration
policy. I stand with the folks who wrote and signed the letter in this article.
And I've stood in the capitol against a Utah legislator who tried to pass
a mean spirited law a couple of years ago.Am looking for any poster
who has a moral compass to comment positively with me on this story.
Keep in mind there are winners and losers with mass immigration from the south.
Wealthy people generally benefit. For whites it is a wash overall. But for
African Americans this immigrant flow has been a bust. Keep in mind African
Americans have died disproportionately in our wars. They deserve better.
Truth,Haven't we already given voting rights to those who hire
the people here illegally? So haven't we already given voting rights to
"We have a moral obligation to secure God-given rights of freedom and
liberty to all people."The so-called God-given rights can be
found in other nations. So, illegal immigrants, go home and look to your own
countries for these rights. We know why you want to immigrate to America...
because we have politicians who want to hand out largesse to you... financed by
the American taxpayer."It's not a political issue."Typical lie of the liberal left. It IS a political issue. Democrats
are hoping to add possibly 20 to 40 million new voters to their rolls via their
amnesty action.Democrats are currently pushing to give illegal
immigrants a pathway to citizenship, designed to take 13 years but will not
include voting privileges, Medicare, Medicaid, etc. What the Dems are not
telling us is, after the 'pathway' is established they will push for
these other denied privileges. And what is the logic? They will maintain that
it is unfair and disingenuous to be legally in the US but denied all the
benefits. And they will us the US Constitution's 'Equal
Protection' clause to do it.
Immigration reform is fine, but if it is just code words for
amnesty, and looking the other way to illegal immigration and not securing our
borders,.That is just plain immoral and wrong.
To GOP leaders:Read the platform.
Americans OPPOSE by 4-to-1 any increase to immigration from current levels. Yet
that’s EXACTLY what the Senate delivered — mass expansion of both
foreign “guest worker” programs and immigration.This
nation struggles with real unemployment at nearly 15%, falling wages and
escalating poverty. Yet the Senate delivers legislation to enrich corporations
and elites while leaving the middle-class and poor to confront DECADES of
increased unemployment and declining wages. FACTS confirmed by the CBO.America has as abundance of workers with the skills, education and
intelligence for EVERY available job. The only “shortage” we face is
of plutocrats recognizing the need for self-preservation.The
American people have spoken — the only way such legislation becomes law in
OUR nation is at the point of a gun. Will putting the heads of plutocrats on
pikes be necessary to end their pointless stream of propaganda?—The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to
keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny
in government.– Thomas Jefferson
If you give these lawbreakers voting rights, then say good bye to Texas,
Florida, Arizona, just like we did in California in 1988!
Stan "said Republicans in Congress should be making decisions based on party
principles". It is sad when some former leaders in the Republican party see
that rewarding those that have broken our laws as being a part of decisions
based on GOP principles. It is also sad when these leaders think nothing of
giving a slap in face to those immigrants who have paid the price and gone
through the process of legal citizenship only to pander to a group that they
hope will give them votes in the future.It can be agreed that the
visa and green card system may need some reforms and adjustments but let us be
truthful and genuine in these efforts and let's do them based on true GOP
It is abundantly clear that the GOP is impeding our progress as a nation.
100 people that would sell out the Republican party with 46 million Democrats
and destroy our two party system, plus sink our economy for 10 years to get
cheap labor. Let's get Americans back into the jobs that were
taken from them, before Obamacare and companies moving to 29hour employees do
more damage to our economy. Without all this illegal surplus labor they will
have to keep employees working 40 hours. Bring back enforcement and
start charging employers who hire people here illegally with felonies, like the
law says. It's not surpising that they want reform, it gives employers
amnesty also. Is it a moral obligation to bail out dishonest employers?
It's interesting how these elite, wealthy Utahns, who have selfishly
enriched themselves by bending or breaking multiple laws want to now redefine
the term morality to meet their own questionable standards. Supporting a policy which would harm the citizens of our country while
favoring foreigners who have willfully violated our laws is amoral.Some of them want to just focus on the so-called dreamers, aka children
brought here by their parents. But the details of this proposal reveal that
these "children" can be as old as 35, and as soon as they are granted
amnesty, their parents are also immediately allowed to stay, which covers about
75% of the current illegal alien population.I don't know why
these so-called Republican leaders are so bent on fulfilling the amnesty dreams
of Obama and other Democrat leaders. Whoever has their ear is giving them
horrible political advice. Is the prospect of earning a few extra dollars from
cheap labor worth adding an overwhelming number of voters who will elect future
Democrat politicians, who will end taking that money through higher taxes?
Voters have a moral obligation to get rid of politicians who break their solemn
oath to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against
all enemies, foreign and domestic."If they are going to reward
lawbreakers, then let's all stop paying our taxes today, and expect amnesty
for our illegal acts, since that is the new RINO approved policy.Legal immigration is welcome, but illegal immigration will destroy our
Since when do we have a "moral obligation" to reward lawbreakers?
There is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in the current Senate bill or the House of
Representatives ideas that will benefit legal American citizens. In fact, its
just the opposite.The ONLY ones who benefit are the
illegal/unethical employers. The rest of us will pay the social costs of higher
unemployment, 20 million "new" employees looking for jobs, etc.Lobbyists for smarmy employers are putting EVERYTHING they have into passage
of the current amnesty legislation.Ever wonder WHY the minimum wage
remains so low? Employers' constant use of cheap (and illegal0 labor is
one major factor.I don't understand how Obama can be FOR jobs for
Americans, yet, at the same time allow tens of millions of illegal workers to
take their jobs.Amnesty legislation also rewards illegal behaviors;
something we should ALL be against.
Taking care of Americans, not Illegals is whats a moral obligation for this
nation. Say No to any form of amnesty!
This is the kind of people the GOP must rid themselves of if they are going to
have a future.....Just say no to the RINO's of the GOP!
It's not about passing immigration reform. It's about what is in the
reform law. That is where the problem is. That is where the fight is. A
classis case of "The Devil is in the Details".
The elites have spoken. It must be the right thing to do...if your bottom line
benefits from cheap labor.Stay strong, Congressmen. They aren't your
constituents; we are.