Hispanic Republicans look to raise profile on immigration

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  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 14, 2011 4:22 p.m.

    Yet another Compassionate display of affection by the DNEWS to its Latino base..

    the real truth....?

    These Mexican GOPers sound like another version of RINO's...I thought we got rid of Bob Bennett~!

  • Viva la Migra American Fork, UT
    Jan. 14, 2011 8:02 a.m.

    I believe most states are facing budget deficits and are looking to cut services and other budget items to balance things out. How can any state justify spending millions to subsidize the presence of non-citizens who are illegally here?

    Politicians and pundits were outraged at the whistle blowers who exposed "the list" last year, but where is the outrage that so many illegal aliens are receiving taxpayer money ahead of citizens? How can Utah propose cutting back on medical services to the poor while continuing to pay millions to subsidize in-state college tuition for illegals? This is even more wasteful because educated or not, an illegal is barred from working.

    I just read the article about the crumbling prison in Draper. If Utah does intend on being the illegal alien Mecca, it had better be prepared for the rise in crime and build additional jail/prison space.

  • watchman Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 14, 2011 6:46 a.m.

    I can't understand why some Hispanics continue to nurture allowing people of their ethnicity to break the law.
    Whether it is merely being in this country illegally or committing fraud by stealing someone elses identification,
    it casts a long and dark shadow on the legal Hispanics who
    condone and support it.

  • RichardB Murray, UT
    Jan. 14, 2011 2:36 a.m.

    We need to get past the excuse of it being a civil offense. It's still a crime. The fact that the US government prefers to deport people in a civil court, instead of giving them a fine and jail time in a criminal court is irrelevant. It's a crime.

    I doubt the politicians need to be reminded that there are Hispanic voters. Should that make a difference on how we enforce our laws?

    Other than the liberal New York times article, The Utah compact gets very little attention outside of Utah. People see it as it as a ploy to stop immigration enforcement.

    We need honesty and transparency in the illegal immigration debate. People are here illegally, they are not undocumented, their documents were given to them by their country. The Compact signers are mostly far left liberals, many support open borders between the US and Mexico. It's intention is to sway public opinion towards amnesty.

    All we want is enforcement of our laws, that is not asking to much.

  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    Jan. 13, 2011 10:50 p.m.

    Now if we could actually get some of these groups to help the Feds figure out how to enforce our laws, that would be great.... rhetoric is nothing more than...rhetoric.

  • sniggy Payson, UT
    Jan. 13, 2011 6:03 p.m.

    The Compact is just window dressing. They will push the agenda forward but in the long term they may win out. Yes we are tired of it. Hope Utah Legislature does something about it. Go Sandstrom

  • jim l West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 13, 2011 5:52 p.m.

    Why does the media keep pushing this compact? It aint going to fly. The american people are tired of paying for a free ride (health care, free food etc. etc.) for the illegals, while having their wages suppressed. All, so the fat cats can have cheap labor, and the demos getting the votes. Believe me, people are tired of it. It showed last november and it will show the next election also.