House OKs bill to address border crisis

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    Aug. 3, 2014 1:28 a.m.

    Brought here as children, and now adults, they are now responsible for their own legal status, and programs already exist to help them gain legal status, but for most, they would prefer America bail them out with amnesty. We are raising a generation with the knowledge that crime pays. The seed that plants could haunt us for decades.

    Do we reward bank robbers children with the money their parents stole? If they did not supply surplus labor, does anyone thing the business community would still be paying billions to keep them here?

    These adults that qualify for the DACA waiver do not have to go to school after high school. The work permits allow them to take jobs from America's workers. The fact that Democrats don't feel guilty about giving citizens jobs away, is disturbing.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Aug. 2, 2014 5:07 p.m.

    The House of Representatives "walked the walk" instead of the good ole' boys' "talk the talk". My calls to our Representatives were among those who "fried the lines" and stopped the bad H.L.5230. The American people are going to have to get involved instead of just sitting around and whining! We can make the calls, and we can vote all these liberals out of office. Dealing with the president is another matter. He will probably still say the House did nothing so he has to take action! Remember.

    I am presently drafting my personal letter to Sen. Orrin Hatch on some matters of concern to me. He's next!

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 2, 2014 2:46 p.m.

    The tea party continues to fail and take down the Republican party

  • Goddess Divine Orem, UT
    Aug. 2, 2014 11:48 a.m.

    The bills Obama passed were to integrate young immigrants that came here when they were children. They have been raised here as Americans but have no paperwork. They wanted the opportunity to study to contribute to society and they were already here. But this is not important to republicans. Republicans just want all immigrants out of the US no matter what. The other bill Obama passed, as far as the article mentions, made it possible for,immigrants to work to be self suficient. This was a way to integrate these immigrants into society, preventing them of joining gangs or doing other things. These were also immigrants that were living here already for many years, immigrants with families to support. But the solution for republicans is always to get rid of the immigrants.

    I don't support ilegal immigration and I think borders should be secured. At the same time I think that once a person has been living in the US for many years, already has a family and has not committed crimes, they deserve to be given the opportuntiy to stay. The same opportunity that was given to all the immigrants that came to US from Europe.

    Aug. 2, 2014 11:23 a.m.

    This is the first action to address the underlining cause, that I have seen in a long time. You don't reward bad behavior and expect it to end.

    As for the Democrats that want to give away our jobs, we will remember you at the polls.

  • Brio Alpine, UT
    Aug. 2, 2014 10:08 a.m.

    The president prefers to act alone since he doesn't know how to negotiate. He actually prefers to not receive bills from Congress so that he has more of an excuse to exceed his executive order powers.

    There is no doubt Obama's unilateral immigration action 2 years ago led to the current border crisis. As such, it makes total sense that the House would take action to rescind that ill-conceived measure.

    As far as Obama complaining that $659 million is not enough money to deal with the problem... It is more than $12,000 per current illegal child, which common sense says should be plenty. But the government is known for wasting money and not being efficient. At the very least, its plenty to take stop-gap measures until Congress returns from its recess. As such, there is no legitimate excuse to use more unilateral executive orders for the time being.

  • RichardB Murray, UT
    Aug. 2, 2014 8:25 a.m.

    "They're not even trying to solve the problem," the president said. "I'm going to have to act alone, because we do not have enough resources."

    See, it's not about passing a bill, it's about passing his bill. He finds the resources when he wants to. The children coming across the border are getting healthcare faster than our Veterans.

    This is a victory for the American worker, and for Central America's children. Once parents learn they will not be able to stay, they will use the $5,000-10,000 to hire a lawyer so they can come here legally. Central America does not have a long wait list like Mexico. If it saves the life of a child, or keeps a young girl from being raped, it's worth it.

    We can only stop this by enforcement, amnesty will only continue this problem. It's time to stop it now.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Aug. 2, 2014 7:06 a.m.

    @ intervention. Baloney! What Senate bill are you talking about? What the Senate bill 744 proposed amounted to amnesty for about 11 million illegals, tens of billions (open ended) of taxpayer dollars for welfare for illegals and NOTHING that would really secure the borders! All it would do is encourage MORE illegal immigration, period! Thankfully the House didn't pass it!

  • RichardB Murray, UT
    Aug. 2, 2014 2:55 a.m.

    "President Barack Obama condemned the Republican action and said he’d act unilaterally, as best he could."

    See, it's not about passing a bill, it's about passing "his" bill.

    The U.S. workers & Central American children won in U.S. House tonight. If it stops the death of a child, or the rape of a young girl it's worth it. It has to stop sometime, and now is as good a time as any.

    Matheson voted against the bill, Stewart, Chavez and Bishop voted for it.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Aug. 1, 2014 9:04 p.m.

    OK, Mr. Obama. It's your turn.
    But you've already told the House NO. I thought the GOP was the party of NO?
    Every time you don't get your way you blame it on race or hate or Bush.
    That tune is getting old.
    You created this mess and continue to attract people to the border to line up for your deferred action. It's time to close the door so they won't risk their lives to get here.
    You can't convert this crisis over to amnesty. Your plan has been foiled. Let's close this loophole before more children die in the attempt to become your next wave of DREAMERS.

  • SLars Provo, UT
    Aug. 1, 2014 8:57 p.m.

    Although the House has passed more immigration bills this year than the Democrats, they are widely criticized by Obama, the Democrats and the media. Now the shoe is on the other foot.

    Call or email your Senator. Let them know how you feel about the House bill.

  • intervention slc, UT
    Aug. 1, 2014 8:30 p.m.

    @mountan man

    You do realize that same senate sent the house an immigration bill more then a year ago that the house has roundly ignored. May I suggest the GOP clean up thier own house before criticizing others.

  • SLars Provo, UT
    Aug. 1, 2014 7:57 p.m.

    Thanks to the Republican leadership who are listening to the majority of Americans. We want our laws enforced, it's the only way to stop these border surges. Making everyone follow the laws of the land is true compassion.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Aug. 1, 2014 7:52 p.m.

    No matter what is in the bill, Harry Reid will block it! It will NEVER see daylight in the Senate regardless!