Some say immigration bill is bad deal for the GOP

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    April 27, 2013 1:48 p.m.

    Does anyone else feel that this is being rammed down our throats?

    The USDA has been Promoting Food Stamp Benefits To Illegal Immigrants, through Mexican embassys and 50 consular offices.

    What has this country come to.

  • Fitness Freak Salt Lake City, UT
    April 27, 2013 1:46 p.m.

    It doesn't matter whether you're Demo. or Repub. this is a BAD deal for LEGAL hardworking American citizens.

    When we decide to forget the fact that 30 million lawbreakers will all of a sudden become eligible for food stamps, welfare, unemployment benefits, and free Obamacare we will find ourselves with ever more massive debt. We'll never be able to dig ourselves out.

    BTW - the "11 million" number that the amnesty advocates toss around is way low. How good can the legislation be if the amnesty advocates don't even know how many lawbreakers will qualify?

  • prelax Murray, UT
    April 27, 2013 12:46 p.m.

    Remember the 20 million Americans looking for full time jobs. They have been forgotten in this discussion.

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    April 27, 2013 12:03 p.m.

    Forget about the Republican party.

    The immigration bill is a bad deal for the country, and every law abiding, tax paying, and legally admitted person here.

    The unenforceable "triggers" and proven inability of Democrats to keep their word to secure the borders before granting amnesty (and make no mistake, this is nothing but a form of amnesty) make this bill a dagger at the heart of legal immigration and the rule of law.

    It is only partly in jest that some people are now referring to "undocumented Democrat voters" as that party, willing to sell the safety and security of our country to achieve permanent power for themselves, may win the amnesty battle and willingly sacrifice our national identity and the rule of law.

  • watchman Salt Lake City, UT
    April 27, 2013 10:02 a.m.

    If Republicans cave in on the amnesty issue to hopefully entice more Hispanics to come there way when voting time comes around, what will be their next step when they find that Hispanics want more.

    A recent poll of Hispanics by Pew showed that a large majority, like over 75%, favor a larger government playing a larger part in people's lives.

    A Republicans ready to become 'Democrat Lite' in order to further cater to the Hispanics in hopes of their votes?

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    April 27, 2013 9:49 a.m.

    Here's what the GOP platform from 2012 says. Remember, it was voted on and carried by the delegates:
    In this country, the rule of law guarantees equal treatment to every individual, including more than one million immigrants to whom we grant permanent residence every year. That is why we oppose any form of amnesty for those who, by intentionally violating the law, disadvantage those who have obeyed it. Granting amnesty only rewards and encourages more law breaking.

    So, who is out-of-sync here?