Hatch helps senators reach deal on high-tech visas in immigration legislation

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  • SLars Provo, UT
    May 21, 2013 7:18 p.m.

    Another sell out of the American worker.

    Amnesty 8, enforcement 0

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    May 21, 2013 9:42 a.m.

    This article states that this bill "would crack down on future illegal immigration".

    My question... why is currently breaking our immigration laws going to be rewarded instead of prosecuted, while people doing the exact same thing in the future will supposedly be gone after and prosecuted? Why is one time-frame being treated and acted upon any differently than the other? Breaking the law is breaking the law, regardless of when it's done. Consequences are spelled out in our already existing immigration laws, but are now being largely ignored. Why?

    Why does the federal government even bother passing immigration laws to begin with, if they are ultimately going to just pick and choose how, when, and even if those laws will even be enforced? We allow "sanctuary cities" where violators are given free passes from the law.
    None of all of this makes much sense to those of us who were brought up to respect our laws and what they stand for.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    May 21, 2013 8:55 a.m.

    Don't insult our intelligence.
    This is a DONE DEAL in committee and better than even odds it will pass the Senate.
    The entire process was political theater from the Gang of Eight through the committee discussions. They have already shown their willingness to ignore the law and the best interests of the citizens of the United States.
    The politicians have a modicum of bravery since no one is on a ballot this year.
    Hatch and Lee both endorse the premise that it is good to reward lawless behavior. We would expect conservatives to endorse the GOP platform.
    Our best hope is the House where we hope to have enough real leaders to stop this thing.