Latino community urged to sign Utah Compact

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    Feb. 23, 2011 9:00 a.m.

    They don't want the American dream, they have no intention of assimilating or becoming citizens. They are here for the higher paying jobs.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 21, 2011 5:29 p.m.

    Let me get this straight....So illegal aliens break our laws in coming here and then fight to be protected by establishing LAWS?

    That's the problem with most immigrants is they want the American dream without doing the things that make the dream possible. All they see is what's here but don't understand how it all came to be: Learn English, pay taxes, get your OWN SSN, obey the law, get an education, work and contribute to SS.

    It has nothing to do with hate. The current situation is not sustainable. Deport them all and let them come legally.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 21, 2011 5:23 p.m.

    I've never witnessed criminals receive such a free pass in my life. A woman confesses to stealing a SSN and she wasn't arrested on the spot? Really?

    And people wonder why America is losing her greatness?

  • tenx Santa Clara, UT
    Feb. 21, 2011 1:14 p.m.

    Thanks "legalimmigrant 8:53 am". Good comment. 3 years ago I was going to take a job in Japan....until I found it would be $25,000 each to school my children (3). How about charging the employers of illegals for the schooling of their children. Or better yet just enforce the law and fine them big time.

  • SLars Provo, UT
    Feb. 21, 2011 1:11 p.m.

    The compact is nothing more that a call to stay the way things are.

    I don't think that is acceptable.

  • Casca Orleans, IN
    Feb. 21, 2011 12:49 p.m.

    Agribusinesses should be concerned, because taxpayers right now are supporting the children of illegal workers. Americans are hardly aware that the agriculture companies, including mega farms do not pay for the children education, health care or other financial services. It's yet another massive corporate welfare programs, that citizens and legal residents are being taxed. Join NumbersUSA, and the Tea Party and find out the truth, where hundreds of billions of--YOUR--money is going? Confront your Senator, Congressman at State and Federal level at 202-224-3121 and ask them why farm and agricultural employers are not supporting their Guest Workers in Health Care and education, and other social programs for the illegal alien children and family members?

  • Skippy West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 21, 2011 12:24 p.m.

    Of course they are encouraging all Latinos to sign the Utah Compact. "The main principle is that immigration is a federal responsibility, not one for the states." They know the feds have not done anything about it in the past and I don't see them doing anything in the near future. If Utah and all the other states start dealing with this problem like Sandstrom proposes, Utahs problem and many of our illegals will go back to South America.
    Utahns are "friendly people" but we are also law abiding people. It is time for Utahns to stop being an enabler and enforce illegals home. We will continue to be "friendly people" to those who enter our state legally.

  • scoutshaw46 Ruther Glen, VA
    Feb. 21, 2011 10:55 a.m.

    To all those that desire any felon to stay in America publish your address and they will flock to your abode. You can take care and provide for them. When they commit a federal crime don't call for local law enforcement. Call a fed. Afterall, you claim this is a federal problem. Don't ask the church for help. We provide for the world unconditionally. These felons expect the help or is the billions they cost our imagination. Twice the church has directed members to leave church centered areas because it led to unemployment, overcrowding and a burden on the population and church for welfare assistance. That in turn places a burden on those who sacrifice to help and takes away from those truely needed. I remind all members about The Articles of Faith, The Law of Living Providently and Building Zion, thier home, in the lands they live. Settlers did it in the SLV by sacrificing, suffering and dying. These Felons can do no less. Change where you left for the betterment of all. For those who want to stop missionary work, The Lord will take care of you. Brother Bradshaw, Scotchtown Ward. Home of Patrick Henry. WHO?

  • LuVePacifica WestValleyCity, Utah
    Feb. 21, 2011 10:02 a.m.

    Im legal were all legal!
    Yet every nation lives here with us
    pinpoints to solutions

    This became a even Bigger Problem
    As those that are still breaking the law!

    Yes they should stay out of our Country

    For breaking up
    family Seperation of culture is so Shameful!

  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    Feb. 21, 2011 9:55 a.m.

    When you sign this Utah Compact, please indicate if you're legal or illegal. Thanks-a-bunch.

    Here are more people crying about racial profiling. EVERYBODY who gets pulled over gets compared to a criminal database, as the police are searching for perpetrators of other crimes. How in the world is it "racial profiling" if EVERYONE is getting scanned for crimes they may have committed?

  • CJ Murray, UT
    Feb. 21, 2011 9:54 a.m.

    By all means, let us have all the criminals sign the Utah CON PACT, don't leave any of them out. The ones who are breaking the law need to be counted right along with ones who benefit by exploiting them. Brilliant idea there by Yapias.

  • chiefbrady Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 21, 2011 9:18 a.m.

    why does the Des News constantly remove my postings on this subject??? I've made several innocuously and non-disparaging remarks but yet the Des News consider them harsh? Even if this post somehow makes it past the reviewer (because I guess it's questioning the D-News),

    I really wonder how many other people are just tired of either the rampant over burdening of social services by one group (won't say the 'i' word because it might be too disparaging) and then the complete duplicity of the media in covering up the pent up frustration.

    Makes me wonder what is really going on with the absolute power over the comment boards. By the way, absolute power corrupts absolutely.

  • legalimmigrant Springville, Utah
    Feb. 21, 2011 8:53 a.m.

    I am Latino and a proud legal immigrant and I will not sign the Utah Compact. Yapias and other so called Latino leaders do not speak for me. Why should illegals be treated differently? Where is the compassion towards people hurt by illegal immigration? Sandstrom, thank you for having the guts to enforce our immigration laws. Robles, shame on you for protecting illegals. You will be booted out.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 21, 2011 8:34 a.m.

    Polls can be written to produce the results desired, and this is just another case where Dan Jones (and/or his employers) asked a loaded question.

    Then the "results" are used as "news" to push an agenda and shape public opinion.

  • snowman Provo, UT
    Feb. 21, 2011 8:26 a.m.

    Fairenough4U: They are committing a crime just by being here illegally. They are getting free health care, they commit crimes. they pay little to no taxes.

  • OlpuebloguyInWyo Evanston, WY
    Feb. 21, 2011 7:47 a.m.

    Class A Misdemeanor or Felony...if you do not commit a crime, you should not fear. If you have a fake SS card, you should fear. E-verify is the best tool and should be used by all companies (mandated) to vet-out those who have fake documents. Companies should be fined if they break the law. Heavily fined. Many companies are turning a blind eye and not verifying. To those who state that most Americans would not take those do you know that? What we should do is take our troops out of the middle east and put them into Mexico and take out the home grown terrorists inside Mexico. Taliban = Cartels. Al Queda = Cartels.

  • maidenwings WestValleyCity, Utah
    Feb. 21, 2011 7:34 a.m.

    Coming from a family of mixed culture I am)
    And everyone is Born And very much Raised in the USA'
    For this is a very Big Concern for families of all

  • C. Darwin Sandy, UT
    Feb. 21, 2011 5:31 a.m.

    Foriegn interference in our political process will lead to foriegn domination of our country. Call your legislators today and demand an end to this outrageous foriegn invasion. Pass all laws that will stop criminals from coming to Utah.

  • JBrady Murray, Ut
    Feb. 21, 2011 5:06 a.m.

    Offender profiling: according to the PEW institute, 80% of the people here illegally, breaking our laws are Hispanic.

    Yes, legal innocent Hispanic's are suspect in the public's eyes. But the fault does not lie with the public, but in the large majority of those who break the law from one ethnic group.

    To change the perception, change those breaking the laws.

    When Hispanic leaders tell people to come here legally, then we will see change in the public's perception.

  • RichardB Murray, UT
    Feb. 20, 2011 10:25 p.m.

    I would imagine any person here illegally would be upset over enforcement, no matter what ethnic group.

  • Carson Provo, UT
    Feb. 20, 2011 9:44 p.m.

    Please I encourage all Legal Residents to find out who your Utah State Senator is and email them as they will be debating Rep. Sandstroms bill in the Senate soon. We can't afford Illegals and their supporters to win this battle or to set the Immigration policy in this state. We need Sanstroms and Herrods bills passed, and the Illegals Driving cards repealed!

  • Fairenough4U Draper, utah
    Feb. 20, 2011 9:06 p.m.

    We are so fortunate to have so many latinos who want to work in Utah. Almost all of them are wonderful contributors to our culture and economy. We need laws, policies and processes that will bring more latino families to Utah without the exploitation and criminalization in the current system. Latinos are going to save our country when the Baby Boomer crunch really hits. We must prepare by fixing our broken immigration system. We wouldn't want to lose their labor and cultural contributions to other countries.

  • jim l West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 20, 2011 8:17 p.m.

    Latinos do not need to worry about anything as long as they are legal. If they are illegal, they can hit the road.

  • Gordonwho Milville, UT
    Feb. 20, 2011 6:47 p.m.

    I wonder what problems this stolen SSN is going to cause for the real SSN owner. They obey the law when it suits them, when it doesn't Legal immigrants and citizens suffer.

  • Gordonwho Milville, UT
    Feb. 20, 2011 6:33 p.m.

    I obey the law and teach my children to be good, she said. The only thing Ive done is get a fake Social Security number because its the only way I can work.

    This was said at the meeting by an illegal woman talking about being here. SO it's ok for illegals to commit identity theft? Another reason for Sandstroms bill. We don't need this kind of mentality in Utah.

  • Gordonwho Milville, UT
    Feb. 20, 2011 6:13 p.m.

    What is there 3300 signatures on the Utah compact. That is less than 1% of the population of Utah. The other 99% seem to want the illegals to go home. This ranks right up there with the 150 signatures on the missionary/Mexico petition.