Text of Sen. Orrin Hatch introducing immigration bill

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  • twells Ogden, UT
    Oct. 22, 2010 3:02 p.m.

    Explain to me why illegal immigrants get any kind of State and Federal aid? What happened to the case in which the workers at
    Work Force Services notified law enforcement of fradulant Socical Security numbers?

    I have relatives in the State of Washington that have to have a "head count" for all illegal school age children to be documented so the Federal Governemtn will reimburse the school district for the expense. I'm pretty sure each state is required to do the same.

    Are all politicians the same? Hatch has been in office to long. America should demand that a senator should not be able to serve more than two terms. This would be twelve years. The President of the United States can only serve two terms. It is time for a Constitutional amendment.

    Why do we elect people that can't do what is required? Enforce the Constitution.

  • John Pack Lambert of Michigan Ypsilanti, MI
    Oct. 4, 2010 8:43 a.m.

    The diversity visa program was instituted to increase the number of white immigrants to the US. Its purposes are inherently anti-Asian and anti-Latino and ending it is wise. This will also allow for easier full immigrant status for spouses of American nationals.

    The lack of proper oversight and notification in the area of SSN fraud is disturbing.

    Contrary to the claims of some, Senator Hatch clearly acknowledges that overstaying visas is a source of a portion of the undocumented immigrants in the US.

    I would like to see provisions for regularizing immigrant status.

    However I think both those who favor mass deportation and those who favor immediate regularized status ignore the fact that Hatch has attempted to write a bill that has a chance of being passed, as opposed to just hallow political posturing.

    He does not appeal the the empty rhetoric Chavitznits, but he does present a plan that might be implemented into law.

  • Y'shua friend. Hurricane, UT
    Oct. 1, 2010 1:32 a.m.

    The problem here is Mexico can't take back the territory they believe belongs to them by force of arms, so the next best strategy is by population displacement. Some times called the Trojan Horse plan, when you have enough of your own countrymen occupying a territory, you take it just like we took the aria we now call Texas. What we have is much more than just illegal immigration, it is an illegal invasion, and our government is not only allowing Mexico to get away with it, they are helping them to accomplish it.

  • RichardB Murray, UT
    Sept. 30, 2010 10:34 p.m.

    Going after American business, and not after foreign individuals is not fair. It doesn't work on it's own. You need to go after both groups, and the organizations that encourage the criminal activity.

    Arizona laws that force self deportation are the cheapest and most effective.

    And every police officer needs to be able to enforce immigration laws, it's the only way to keep the Feds honest. We allow local enforcement of many Federal laws, immigration should not be an exception.

    Sept. 30, 2010 10:26 p.m.

    Good for you, Mr. Hatch! I'm glad that someone is finally trying to get to the bottom of this problem! The ideas that you've presented sound quite feasable. During this time with congress taking a lengthy recess, and not addressing the Bush Tax Cuts, and some other important pieces of legislation, I'm glad that someone is addressing this, because it is an important issue. The other thing that needs to be addressed is how long must a person wait to become a citizen, and how much should the cost be? My understanding is that the current cost is ridiculous!

  • OlpuebloguyInWyo Evanston, WY
    Sept. 30, 2010 7:57 p.m.

    Someone needs to ask the question..."How much $$ does the US Gov't send to Mexico in 'aid' annually?"

    My guess is in the millions if not billions. Maybe we should withhold all $$'s until they fix the problems they have which may actually encourage their citizens to stay home if fixed.

    Maybe just withhold all "aid" to all countries. Does anyone send the US aid? Doubt it. Helping those who need it is one thing but sending $$ to a foreign country without accountability of those funds, is wasteful and irresponsible.

  • kurly Ogden, UT
    Sept. 30, 2010 4:46 p.m.

    Its about time that this was done, but this is not far enough .its time to man our bourders with armed guards , stop the flow and , search and convict the persons involved.no 3 strikes and your out policy . 1 conviction and your in jail 5-10 years minimum

  • hbeckett Colfax, CA
    Sept. 30, 2010 3:55 p.m.

    I read the text and thought it represented good legislation if it does not become watered down and other bills of pork spending attached to it.

  • Anonymous Infinity American Fork, UT
    Sept. 30, 2010 12:18 p.m.

    Re: Brother CS

    I agree with you that it is time for Senator Hatch to retire. Political office is not a career, plain and simple. 30 years is enough for anyone. Actually my suggestion is a maximum of 10 years total in public elective office; the office holder chooses how he/she wants to spend those 10 years. Excessive time in public office is a central reason why we have the problems in government we have today. If anyone has ever viewed C-Span (U.S. House of Representives, or the U.S. Senate) has to agree with me that those bodies have evolved into nother more than a totally selfserving, parlimentarian hodgepodge of legal giberish. It's sickening what this great nation has become with all these officials and their bureaucratic friends and lobbyists. Government at all levels, including sales taxes, fees, income taxess, property taxes taking over 50% of citizen income. This is intolerable. Welfare and associated payments to people not even U.S. citizens is just appalling. Half of the U.S. Forestry/BLM land across the west is infested with marijuana growing.

    We need to get back to basics. Start by voting out democrats!

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    Sept. 30, 2010 11:41 a.m.

    Hatch's introduction of the bill "Strengthening Our Commitment to Legal Immigration and America's Security Act"?. Two word's, "YOUR FIRED". Use "your ill gotten gain's monies" to srart Illegal Immigration Enforcement Act and to enact it like yesterday. Why are Illegal Aliens getting in state tuition in Utah? How does this benefit the people of Utah?. The battle over illegal immigration is being waged on a surprising front Utah, where some lawmakers are scrambling to drop perks that have lured tens of thousands of undocumented workers to the Beehive State. Legislators are under pressure from citizen groups such as the Utah Minuteman Project, whose members have demanded an end to Utah's position as a sanctuary state where illegal aliens and their children feel welcome to ignore any and all of our laws. A poll conducted by the Desert Morning News found that 60 percent of Utahns favor a local role in the enforcement of illegal immigration laws, with 85 percent desiring citizenship checks before immigrants can receive public benefits. You and Bob Benett brought illegal's there in Utah, and, hugged them along, in droves of 10's of thousands. Who are you fooling anyway?.