Sens. Mike Lee and Charles Schumer pitch immigration reform to boost U.S. travel, housing investment

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  • What in Tucket? Provo, UT
    Oct. 24, 2011 5:56 p.m.

    Absolutely any foreigner who wants to bring in $500,000 is welcome. This seems somewhat better than destitute immigrants. We can't take care of the world. The problem in the world is lack of property rights. We are losing ours with this administration.

    Oct. 24, 2011 1:50 p.m.

    So, it used to be "send me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free"

    Now it's "send me your rich real estate investors looking to flip homes and make more money"

    Truly amazing......

  • Tom Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 22, 2011 6:53 p.m.

    Thank you Senator Lee. I though you were blind, but now I can see that you are willing to look at issues and not just write of whole groups of "others" as terrible, wicked, evil people, Thanks again.

  • DavidNichols Gilbert, AZ
    Oct. 22, 2011 12:07 p.m.

    Almighty Dollars!

    Fact For every Good Hard working Hispanic Immigrant the U.S. has deported since the beginning of the I.C.E. Program in January 2008 the U.S. has lost over four times as many jobs!

    Fact: January 2008 was the start of this "The Worst Recession in U.S. History."

    Fact: This is no co-incidence!

    Fact ripping good hard working Parents away from their legal Citizen Children is Evil!

    Fact: the tens of thousands of vacated Immigrants dwellings triggered the entire "Foreclosure Crisis" in America!

    Fact: The Hard Labor Good Immigrants gladly did for America was the Foundation of our once Strong Economy!

    Fact: This Hard labor Immigrants did for us supported all other American jobs!

    Fact: No American, or Christian would support the Deportation/Dumping of "Human Beings " with nothing, not even water at the Harsh U.S. Mexico Border into the middle of a known "Drug War" to be killed, or to die of the elements!

    Fact: A very wise 1840's French Historian said:
    "America is great because it is good, when it ceases to be good, it ceases to be great."
    Alex DeTocqueville

    To: Good, and Brotherhood, from Sea to Shining Sea.

  • Canyontreker TAYLORSVILLE, UT
    Oct. 21, 2011 7:06 p.m.

    Yes, Utah can get back on track and compete with the rest of the world for tourism again. This will be a huge job booster.

    America lost 14% of their travel exports while Europe, Australia, and South Africa increased tourism over 25%.

    The sad point is this...this is not a bill, just a reform from the way the State Department under Clinton has messed up America's chance to compete.

  • Outsideview Federal Way, WA
    Oct. 21, 2011 2:30 p.m.

    Why dont they just adopt an immigration policy similar to Canada's? Canada looks at the skills and educations that immigrants have to offer before they let them in. They also have a provision regarding "investment" income that helps attract quality immigrants. Of course, the policy should still have a quota for general labor type immigrants. I also feel that something could be worked out for a "guest worker" law that might be helpful for these types of immigrants.

    These changes would be helpful and make it more more orderly.

  • DeltaFoxtrot West Valley, UT
    Oct. 21, 2011 8:45 a.m.

    Wonderful. A bill that would allow Chinese real estate investors an opportunity to buy up all the foreclosed homes scattered across America. They already own half this nation, now Schumer and Lee want to give them the other half.

  • Pragmatic Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 21, 2011 7:42 a.m.

    I am not much of a Schumer fan, but why would he want to taint himself and partner with Lee?

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Oct. 21, 2011 7:18 a.m.

    You watch, Lee will oppose his own bill next year as the election approaches. The Republicans did that on the immigration reform bill in 2010, opposing their own bill for a separate partisan objective.

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    Oct. 20, 2011 4:16 p.m.

    Wow. I'll bet all you neocons who criticize Orrin Hatch's dealings with Ted Kennedy will have plenty to say, right?