Border Patrol has lots of agents — in the wrong places

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  • New to Utah PAYSON, UT
    June 30, 2014 7:50 p.m.

    Obama has lost all credibility in dealing with immigration because of his pandering for votes. We should not allow one illegal unaccompanied individual to come to Utah. This mess is the result of political calculations by Obama.It is his problem and he has to man up and solve it.Harry Reid has refused to allow reasonable immigration plans from the House to be taken up.This issue could be solved if both sides would meet together and give and take to accomplish an acceptable bill.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    June 30, 2014 11:04 a.m.

    This will never get fixed by political means. Republican politicians like illegal immigration because it gives them good housekeeping and cheap lettuce. Democrat politicians like illegal immigration because it gives them more voters. Only the American people dislike immigration, and who really cares about the American public anyway?

  • Objectified Richfield, UT
    June 30, 2014 10:46 a.m.

    It seems rather obvious that the deportation process needs to be greatly streamlined and quickened. These illegals need to immediately be sent back across the border from whence they came and let the Mexican authorities deal with them. After all, it was Mexico who allowed most of them to come all the way through their country from South America to get to the U.S..

    If, after spending multiple thousands of dollars to "Coyotes" (human smugglers) most were immediately unsuccessful after getting here, word would soon get out back in their countries of origin and much of the human trafficking would cut down.

    That brings up another topic. If these "financial refugees" can afford up to $6,000 (which buys a lot more in South America) per person to be smuggled, then they truly aren't as poor as many of their political advocates are making them out to be.

    At least half the world (literally) would love to live in America. Obviously, that is not an option... and not even semi-close to being any kind of option. Having controlled borders, strict laws, and adhering to those laws, are the only means of controlling the situation.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 30, 2014 10:29 a.m.

    There is more going on then the press will say, and the situation is not good.

    Our leaders have betrayed us, we spend more protecting other country's borders.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    June 30, 2014 7:27 a.m.

    One needs only to listen to the politicians to know the problem; they don't want to crack down on illegal aliens. The BIA is structured to craft individual amnesty, not quickly deport those who are here illegally.
    That creates other problems, like full detention centers and people getting released because we cannot hold them for longer than x days.
    In other words, Washington likes the loopholes.

  • prelax Murray, UT
    June 29, 2014 8:11 p.m.

    San Diego has a triple wall along most of it's border.

    Enforcement in the interior and deporting after their court case is the only answer. They can appeal from their home country. Why are they not being turned away at the border?

    Obama has given us the best example of what amnesty accomplishes, it brings more people here illegally. Time to hit the employers hard, make them pay for the deportations. Give the taxpayers a break from their dishonest manipulation of the labor market.