Federal solutions to immigration issues a must, debate panelist agree

Participants debate effectiveness of E-Verify, other fixes

Return To Article
Add a comment
  • Trooper55 Williams, AZ
    Dec. 8, 2011 10:48 a.m.

    All this talking about the ilegalls willn't change a thing until we sending them packing and take a toughter stand. I believe that if you are here illegally than send them back to were they came from. Don't give them any foodstamps, medical, and free schooling,or tution help if they aren't here legally. I don't care anymore if it breaks up families, because you knew they weren't here ilegally, and I am tried of hearing about my family will be broken up, maybe if you married an illegal, maybe you need to go to jail, because you are breaking the law. I also believe you all who say show them what the bible say remember that it also states that you must obey the laws of man made and then God's laws too. If the ones that says that maybe you want to pay for it by paying more taxes, but I am tried of seeing my tax dollars going this way.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Dec. 7, 2011 6:17 p.m.

    We do not have the climate of enforcement needed to encourage self-deportation. Far from it. Obama has declared that he is going after the criminals. The other side of that coin is that non-violent illegal aliens have a sense of security. Crime pays. Why, even politicians and church leaders are in the news defending their presence.
    We need to deport people for no other reason than the fact that they are here illegally.
    We need to change the political will.
    Having a candidate and an immigration lawyer debate the issue is meaningless. I could write the script for both of them without even being there.

  • Ok Salt Lake City, Utah
    Dec. 7, 2011 4:43 p.m.

    Enforce existing laws. Send illegal's home, pronto.

  • TripleCrown Santa Ana, CA
    Dec. 7, 2011 3:41 p.m.

    >"If they have jobs there, there's no reason to come here," Tsai said.<
    Unless they can get more freebies from US government entitlement programs by coming here illegally, regardless of whether they work or not here or not. If elected officials were responsive to citizens instead of campaign donors, and if they enforced EXISTING laws, this problem would be greatly minimized.

    Dec. 7, 2011 2:19 p.m.

    Those here illegally that are denied, are eligible to keep working until the situation is cleared up.

    Ut's law is a joke, with no penalties and an attorney general that does not check compliance, it's worse than nothing. It gives those unfamiliar with it's non enforcement a sense of security.

  • lawenforcementfromAZ Glendale, AZ
    Dec. 7, 2011 12:26 p.m.

    My comment is from two perspectives: First, a retired law enforcement command rank officer, and the second from someone who resides in Arizona, not Utah.

    1. The immigration laws of this nation are NOT broken: they are just not enforced.
    2. Proof of this can be seen from the millions who, in the past 10 years, have come to this nation legally.
    3. Granted, there needs to be a better way to permit short term work for agricultural needs.
    4. Our borders are NOT secure. only about 10 to 20% of those entering the US illegally are caught: the other 80 to 90% get through. So what you hear on the news of the massive drop in illegal immigrants is only partially true.
    5. E-verify is about 98% accurate, and those that are identified as being here without proper documentation have time to show proof.
    6. Lastly, right down the street from me is a crew of illegal immigrants replacing a roof. So much not taking jobs from Americans.