Senators close in on border security compromise in immigration reform battle

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  • Fitness Freak Salt Lake City, UT
    June 20, 2013 11:27 a.m.

    Fact is, ANY President, whether R or D could eliminate the "enhanced border security" measures with the stroke of a pen. He/she could either refuse to fund the security in a year or two, or tell the border agents to "stand down".

    The "compromise" still doesn't say anything about the fact that our country already has 7-8% unemployment and the "compromise" will add ANOTHER 20 million job seekers to the labor pool.

    Its fairly simple: Just ENFORCE the current law. Stop wasting time on a way around it.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    June 20, 2013 11:18 a.m.

    Why don't we start allowing bank robbers to keep the money they successfully steal, or kidnappers keep the children they successfully make off with?

    Brilliant idea to let illegal immigrants go unpunished and welcomed into our country as a result of their law breaking behavior

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    June 20, 2013 10:35 a.m.

    It still seems a bit strange to on one hand put so much additional effort and resources into capturing and keeping out illegal aliens, while on the other hand rewarding those illegals who successfully beat the system earlier by giving them their own citizenship. That truly sends a mixed message.

    The history of Congress is to grant citizenship to illegal aliens every few decades, while also appearing to get tougher on the issue. Each time that happens is supposed to be the last, but obviously never is.

    As such, it's no big surprise that the very latest Congressional report released this week predicted that this legislation, as currently written, would fail to slow down the continued increase of illegal aliens coming into the U.S... just as all past immigration bills have failed in that regard.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    June 20, 2013 10:18 a.m.

    Illegal immigrants are criminals and should be treated as all criminals.