Guests aren't crooks

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  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Sept. 9, 2013 5:18 p.m.

    It's a privilege to be a guest. If your not been privileged to be a guest than your not a guest but a trespasser.

  • Demo Dave Holladay, UT
    Sept. 9, 2013 3:53 p.m.

    Guests aren't guests unless they're invited or welcome. And yes, they are criminals. The first time they come here (uninvited), it's a misdemeanor. The second time, it's a felony. The writer should let these "guests" stay at his house.

  • rmk South Jordan, UT
    Sept. 8, 2013 10:27 p.m.

    We could solve the whole issue by requiring all employers including those exempt in the senate bill which states employers with more less than 50 employees of which landscapers, sub contractors and hotels who hire the majority would be exempt because they have less than 50 employees, to e-verify. Guess don't come into your house, move in,eat your food, take your money and your job. Guest come into the country for a visit and then leave.

  • RichardB Murray, UT
    Sept. 8, 2013 8:48 p.m.

    Deporting 12 million, according to a government study done in 2007 by the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency put the cost at 94 billion. This is a one time cost, that does not include self deportation. The Federation for American Immigration Reform puts the cost of illegal immigration at $113 billion per year. When you add in the boost to our economy from putting millions of Americans back to work in non agriculture jobs, we can't afford not to.

  • wrz Pheonix, AZ
    Sept. 8, 2013 5:31 p.m.

    Some good ideas there. Obviously, politicians such as Obama and his lackey , Holder will not round illegals up and send them home. Costs too much, they say.

    So, they are here to stay. I say, don't give them citizenship, ever. Unless they are willing to go home and get in line. And maybe not even then since they are law breakers of US immigration laws. We wouldn't allow citizenship for those who break our illegal drug laws, would we? So, why make an exception for those who break our immigration laws?

    There is only one fly in the ointment. Unless we stem the influx, millions will continue to come. We can't handle them. We don't have the room for the entire world to come here. The best and cheapest way to stop illegal immigration is to cut off the magnet the brings them here. And how do we do that? Take away employment. We strictly enforce E-Verify. And make it apply to all employers even down to a single employee. And make the penalty strong so it gets employers' attention. Like go to jail or have the assets of the company seized by the government.

  • Ultra Bob Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 8, 2013 3:00 p.m.

    The sentiment is great, but what do you do when the guests take the food from your table, then your table and your home?

    Cheap foreign labor has done great harm to America’s working public. This would of course include both immigrates and the foreign labor as well. While being of great profit to business operations, American business is reluctant to share the bounty with working Americans.

    It’s not the fault of the immigrates or the foreign labor to want better lives, it’s the fault of businessmen who take advantage of the oppression of other nations.

  • RichardB Murray, UT
    Sept. 8, 2013 1:54 p.m.

    " If a guest wants to work, no one objects. "

    That would require social security fraud, id theft, and perjury (i-9 forms). How about we enforce our current laws. border/e-verify/interior enforcement/more judges/visa entry-exit check.

    Give away your job if you want, but don't give away your neighbors. It's not your right to give.

    Thomas Sowell said: Let's go back to square one. The purpose of American immigration laws and policies is not to be either humane or inhumane to illegal immigrants. The purpose of immigration laws and policies is to serve the national interest of this country. There is no inherent right to come live in the United States, in disregard of whether the American people want you here. Nor does the passage of time confer any such right retroactively.

  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    Sept. 8, 2013 10:27 a.m.

    I saw an interesting sign in a business the other day: This employer e-verifies!

    I hope to see that sign in many more businesses; these are the businesses I will patronize.

  • William Gronberg Payson, UT
    Sept. 8, 2013 9:19 a.m.

    Party crashers are not guests.

  • HaHaHaHa Othello, WA
    Sept. 8, 2013 8:57 a.m.

    Idea sounds great on the surface, but I think your being a little naïve about how many "quests" will be showing up for dinner (as a figure of speech). If you leave it that wide open, you will get half the world coming our way. Second problem with your ideas, is the thought about requiring that kind of ID for voting. That will send the un-hinged nut-cakes on the left, completely over the edge!!!

  • higv Dietrich, ID
    Sept. 8, 2013 8:27 a.m.

    Where is the words innocent tell proven guilty found in the Constitution? Unless they are your very best friends how many guests have the right to walk into your home unannounced without knocking, Help themselves to the refrigerator, TV, Computer, tell you what to do basically and do what they want in your home.

    Anyone is welcome in this country as long as they have proper visas, and are law abiding. I work with many of those type of people. It is nice if they follow the rule of law though. That is the issue people have is them overstaying there welcome and not being law abiding.

  • Badgerbadger Murray, UT
    Sept. 8, 2013 8:09 a.m.

    Well now, that is just too sensible. And it won't give the liberals more votes, so they will never go for it.

  • Roland Kayser Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 8, 2013 12:45 a.m.

    I just saw an interesting article in the business press. It seems that wages in China have risen to the point that Chinese corporations are importing illegal immigrants from Vietnam and Myanmar. If a country lives by cheap wages, it can also die by cheap wages.