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Published: Sunday, Nov. 3 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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anti-liar
Salt Lake City, UT

"Action is the real measure of intelligence."

No; CORRECT action is the real measure intelligence. Rewarding persons who disrespect this nation, its laws and its sovereignty with the rare prize of U.S. residency while millions around the world continue to respectfully wait in line, is outrageously unjust and immoral on its face. Those pushing for it -- for cheap labor, primarily -- know that it is wrong; that is why they cloak it behind the euphemism, "comprehensive immigration reform." The insinuation that enforcing immigration law is immoral, is a despicable lie.

There is no valid reason why illegal aliens should be legalized. It doesn't matter whether we are able to deport them all overnight. It is not necessary to do so. All that is necessary is letting them know that they are in fact subject to the law and to penalty and deportation if caught, instead of assuring them that they have virtual immunity at the law, as now. Most of them would then self-deport. The reason they are here in such vast numbers is that they know that America is a pushover that doesn't back its immigration laws with a willingness to deport.

Enforce the law!

Brer Rabbit
Spanish Fork, UT

I support a form of "immigration reform" but not the amnesty (legalization) that is being proposed. Legalization(amnesty) will not solve the problem, but in my opinion increase the problem. The reason that the United States has a problem with illegal immigration is because the laws are not enforced, and immigration anarchy prevails.

I don't think that enforcement is necessary against the illegal aliens, but enforcement of employment laws would do far more to solve the problem. Here is my suggestion: 1) Year number one, require all employers with 10 or more employees to use E-Verify 2) year two require all employers to use E-Verify 3) year three employers check all employees that have no been E-Verified. 4) Year four review the success and apply more pressure where necessary against those employing and harboring illegal aliens.

As a punishment for non-compliance require that the employers business license be revoked. If the employer isn't required to have a business license penalties of say $10,000 per employee could be applied. This in my opinion is immigration reform.

Flooding the labor market with foreign labor is really about cheap labor, which causes unemployment and depressed wages.

Rawhide Kid
Sevier County, UT

Briar Rabbit is right on. LaVarr Webb is a liberal.

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