Judiciary Committee takes up immigration bill

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  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    April 22, 2013 10:54 a.m.

    The penalty required for illegals to become citizens is not nearly enough in this bill. People who are trying to immigrate legally pay multiple times that amount in processing fees alone and wait multiple times longer. Where is the fairness in that??

    Yes, most of us came from immigrant lineage. But most of that traces back to those who followed the letter of the law in coming here, rather than circumventing it. There is no justifiable reasons for ever rewarding lawlessness. Not even family sob stories. All of that was factored into the initial risks taken when knowingly breaking our laws.

    I know of no other country in the world who has a history of periodically rewarding law-breaking illegal immigrants and smugglers by allowing citizenship after a little slap on the wrist. None. Most follow the common sense approach of deporting illegals whenever caught, no matter how long they had been in their country and for whatever reasons. Heartbreak sob stories are a dime a dozen with nearly 15 million illegals currently here, and should not supplant the due process of law upon which our country was founded.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    April 20, 2013 7:45 a.m.

    The Judiciary Committee takes up the Gang of Eight proposal.
    Gee, I wonder what they'll do with it, since Schumer, Durbin and Flake are all on it.
    Hatch, another committee, member is on record supporting The Chamber and their need for cheap labor.
    Al Franken can tell the jokes.
    I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say the Judiciary Committee will approve it in short order and pass it along for a vote.