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Letter: Immigration definition

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  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    June 30, 2014 6:50 p.m.

    We really need to ask ourselves, What is the problem we are trying to solve here?
    Is it a lack of low-skill labor? Or high tech workers?
    Is it to legitimize people who have been living here illegally for x number of years?
    Is it to put people in a position to participate in our political process?
    Is it to insure that the flow of willing workers will keep wages and benefits down, thus reigning in inflation?
    The politicians have failed miserably at the task of explaining the value of legalization.
    In 1994, Barbara Jordan, chair of a blue ribbon commission on immigration reform, spelled out the most important benchmark for any immigration solution: It must serve the national interest.
    I'm waiting to hear how any of these legalization plans accomplish that.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 30, 2014 11:13 a.m.

    I think I understand what "Immigration" means. Why I need politicians to define is "Immigration REFORM".

    "Reform"... could mean ANYTHING. From "Amnesty" to even stricter laws than those we have now.

    They need to define what they mean when they just throw around "Immigration Reform" on the TV each night.

    I think both sides are using the same terms, but meaning completely different things... and the PUBLIC has no idea what they mean when they say "Reform"....

  • E Sam Provo, UT
    June 30, 2014 9:58 a.m.

    You are aware that the Obama administration has deported more undocumented workers than all previous administrations combined, right? Not sure what more you want. So why don't we try compassion.

  • Mike Richards South Jordan, Utah
    June 30, 2014 8:46 a.m.

    Richard has made a clear statement about what's really going on. He's shown us that the "emperor is wearing no clothes". I agree complete with Richard.