States talk immigration economics at Utah summit

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  • MormonConservative A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    Oct. 26, 2011 6:09 p.m.

    Utah and the LDS Church don't run my life, nor make law's for the rest of the Country.

    The people do.

    WE NEED JOBS - not illegals taking them.


    DEPORT ALL ILLEGALS - make them take their kid's with them.

    STOP THE International Student Exchange PROGRAM'S - these foreign exchange students never go back and over stay their Visa's.

  • lawenforcementfromAZ Glendale, AZ
    Oct. 26, 2011 5:31 p.m.

    It's interesting that on one hand, Utah invents a magnet for illegal immigrants by permitting them to work and pay taxes, grant drivers licenses and in-state tuition, just like Texas did by granting in-state college tuition (note: the illegal immigrant population accepted the invitation resulting in 40% of new jobs created in Texas going to illegal immigrants)

    But on the other hand, Utah (and federal laws) also opend illegal immigrants to arrest and deportation.

    Please come to Utah for work, but oh, you can also be arrested.
    Sadly, this is nothing but politics as usual

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Oct. 26, 2011 3:33 p.m.

    I dislike the Utah Compact because it flies in the face of the rule of law and encourages people to ignore our immigration laws.
    Simply put, it rewards bad behavior.
    I'm ashamed that LDS leaders would support it since it disregards what we are trying to teach our youth about choice and accountability.
    As for this conference, the headline would imply that leaders from western states are in favor of a guest worker amnesty. But the article says no such thing. It reports that LOBBYISTS are in favor of work permits for illegals.
    To be specific, the Idaho Business Coalition on Immigration Reform and the Chamber Resort Association.
    Or are lobbyists now considered our representatives?