Arizona migrant case could lead to sweeping changes

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  • SpanishImmersed Mesa, AZ
    April 27, 2012 6:13 p.m.

    Illegal is not racism. It is a crime.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    April 27, 2012 10:15 a.m.

    Why do we need non american foreign nationals at all? Only those who want slave labor.

    I'm all for doing away with visa labor for farmers as well, and make farmers match the labor laws of the federal labor act. Why should farmers be allowed to import slaves and their children when slavery is illegal?

    We have more than 40 states who are able to function and get the job done without visa and slave labor by employing americans to replace the illegal Mexican labor. Utah must discourage illegal occupation as well. Maybe Utah could do another first, have its own illegal occupation law and establish laws making illegal foreign occupation a crime.

    Now that immigration status is legal to ask, maybe we can turn our attention to foreign national occupation and looting of the welfare care of state and ID theft. Occupation and looting is more serious and costly as it does not benefit the state financially or economically. Paying 300,000+ illegal aliens families $50,000/yr in Utah to occupy this state and rental property and homes is costing Utah tax payers billions of dollars a year.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    April 27, 2012 6:30 a.m.

    So, if local involvement in immigration checks is unconstitutional, why have we been dumping hundreds of millions of dollars a year into the LESC, an ICE agency whose sole purpose is to give local police a source of data on immigration status?
    And why did the feds come up with the Secure Communities program to tap into the fingerprint scanners of county jails?
    The lack of logic boggles the mind.
    But some misguided souls seem to think that a state setting up its own guest worker program is okey-dokey.

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    April 26, 2012 3:25 p.m.

    Democrats need tax free, fica free and low wage workers to work on their tax payer funded housing and "farms" that they get additional tax breaks for.

    Besides the vote, democrats need others to take care of their landscaping and "minial work" while they go about finding ways to take other peoples money.

    We need to pass a law that democrats have to maintain their own properties with their own hands. We also need a law stating the president cannot use Air Force One or any other transportation for personal use. Including if he/she gives a speech in a vacation destiniation. Once the speech is done you must leave. And absolutely no campaigning on the backs of taxpayers. You take care of official business and head back to DC. When you go campaigning then your party covers all costs associated with it.

    We can also use a law stating after an election to remove those ridiculous bumper stickers and other eye sores. It's not 2008 anymore. Get over it.

  • IDC Boise, ID
    April 26, 2012 3:03 p.m.

    We need immigrants. They need to do it legally, follow our laws, pay taxes, make an effort to learn our language, and contribute to society.

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    April 26, 2012 2:56 p.m.

    How about we work out a deal with the nations that allow their citizens to come here illegally. For instance, for every person we catch here illegally. The country of origin must agree to pay $1,000,000.00 to the United States to compensate for the cost of that individual.

    Since Billion$ flow out of this country to foreign countries. Maybe we can reverse that trend bring in Billions. Then illegals wouldn't be much of a burden, and become an asset.

    It is the humane thing to do. Or allow police officers to stop ticketing people for "green" violations, and spend their time going after real criminals.

  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    April 26, 2012 2:43 p.m.

    Spiro brings up a good point that the Feds could choose to release the suspect if the suspect is not guilty of any additional crimes. That is a sad, sad commentary depicting the need for the Feds to work with the states on important state issues!

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    April 26, 2012 2:32 p.m.

    The signs demand justice for immigrants. OK, deport those who are here illegally – that would be justice. It is an injustice to legal immigrants to continue to reward illegal immigrants with continued residency.

    Another sign says no one is born illegal. True. When they illegally cross the border, then they become illegal.

    You have to show valid ID and submit to an electronic strip search to take a commercial flight; you have to produce valid ID to buy cough syrup, for crying out loud! How is it a greater imposition for someone involved in a traffic stop to show valid ID?