Key vote on immigration set in Senate

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  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    June 24, 2013 8:06 p.m.

    Hatch voted for it. The people who doubted his ability and judgement last election have been proven right. Voting for a 1,200 page bill without understanding what is actually in it is sufficient grounds for questioning his ability and judgement.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    June 24, 2013 5:08 p.m.

    Since our country has always had a path to legal citizenship, it's difficult to understand why we now find it so important to reward those who in the past chose to ignore our immigration laws by sneaking in here by any means possible.

    Yes, legal immigration does take a longer period of time than sneaking in. But is that any reason to reward those who purposely chose to break our laws?

    And since this bill will also add hundreds of thousands of additional immigrant workers... both high and low skilled, how is that supposed to benefit unemployed American workers? It isn't and won't. By bringing in more people to compete for the same number of jobs, it will only lower wages, a benefit only to big businesses. Hence, the support of the Chamber of Commerce.

    I can understand why Democrats are pushing this, which is to get more political supporters, since no Republican presidential candidate has even come close to getting 50% of the hispanic vote in over 50 years. And getting a few Republican senators to timidly go along with them in support of this legislation is not going to change those voting patterns.