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Published: Saturday, July 5 2014 5:45 p.m. MDT

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Cedar Hills, UT

As a citizen of USA, I am concern that No Law will be respected by the people since those ones continues their lawless actions like current president in the white house. What currently called "comprehensive solution" from us senate is simply a vote-buying action plan from D party. It’s a bribe, not a solution this nation needed.

Richfield, UT

@ Eliyahu:

Where in the Constitution is the totally misused and misapplied Anchor-Baby law?
It was a law created after the Civil War to allow the children of slaves (who themselves weren't legal citizens) to finally start becoming citizens. And it served that purpose. The trouble is, it was written somewhat ambiguously and has become misunderstood and misused to a great extent. Anyone who takes time to actually read the law will understand exactly what I'm saying.

The law only needs to be clarified back to it's original meaning... not changed. It has allowed millions of children to unlawfully become USA citizens. Thus, the incentive to sneak across the border long enough to give birth continues. It's actually ridiculous how badly it's become misinterpreted, misunderstood and misapplied.

House Republicans have said for years that once the administration gets the border secure, as legally called out and required the last time amnesty was granted about 30 years ago, then they will actually start discussing some sort of immigration reform. But not until then. Obama is proving he can't be trusted and isn't even capable of securing our border... the very basis of national sovereignty.

Mcallen, TX

Are we being betrayed by our political leaders?

salt lake city, UT

The GOP's ad hoc leader advocates self deportation. Why don't the Republicans in the house just pass another worthless bill and vot to have all the illegals just leave on their own?

Alpine, UT

@ FT:

You have a habit and history of making unsubstantiated and rebarbative statements about Republicans using this comment platform. In this particular case, who is the current GOP leader advocating self-deportation and when and where did this supposed advocation happen?

You also referenced a previous "worthless bill" passed by the GOP. Which bill are you referring to? In answer to your question as to why don't they do it... Well, they have don't need to. Democrats seem to already be taking care of that end of things. For verification, please reference the actions and/or lack of actions of Harry Reid throughout this legislative session.

Newport Beach, CA

Since when is it Congress's job to re-write existing laws, when a solid majority of their constituents don't want them re-writting?

The one person who has a job and who isn't doing it is the person who is sworn to faithfully execute the laws of the United States, and who doesn't want to, and so isn't.

We the people have decided to allow this many people to move to our country, and no more. This is little different than the people of a town deciding to allow only so much development, so infrastructure, schools, and social resources aren't overburdened. We expect the laws we chose to be governed by to be enforced, not ignored.

Arlington, VA

Can any one of you cite which immigration laws the Obama administration is not enforcing? Reading your comments reveals that you have little, if any, understanding of U.S. immigration laws. Instead, you would rather parrot the talking points of political leaders and pundits that suit your dislike for the current administration. Whether you believe it or not, deportation continues apace. The problems facing this adminstration are the exact same facing the previous several, and so far nobody in Washington has come up with a solution. The "flood" of children on the Southern border is a but a drop in the bucket of the total problem and, by the way, is the result of policies that have been in place long before Obama became president.

Phoenix, AZ

"The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, a.k.a Public Law 99-603."

No, no. Copy/paste the pertinent verbiage.

"The Constitution gives Congress the power "To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization,"

True. And it does not say the Congress can delegate modification of the law. Any law.

"Nowhere in the Constitution does it say the implementation of that rule cannot be delegated..."

True. In fact, the Constitution says the president shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed... There is no authorization to change the law. 'Amnesty' is a change.

"...and the Constitution makes no mention of immigration."

True... especially in Article II. 'Naturalize' in Article I involves immigration.

"All illegal immigrants are not similarly situated - some have been here longer, some have legal spouses or children..."

They're all illegal.

"Three or more people are not similarly situated to two people, children are not similarly situated to adults, relatives are not similarly situated to legal strangers. These are very basic legal concepts."

Two people of the same sex are not 'similarly situated' regarding marriage. I could point out the differences but DN moderators would deny.

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