New immigration bill carries big price tag but sponsor says no ongoing costs to taxpayers

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  • Cleo_76 PROVO, UT
    Feb. 14, 2012 9:34 p.m.

    HB116 carries a $218 million ANNUAL tax increase. HB300 is a much cheaper alternative!

  • Casca Orleans, IN
    Feb. 14, 2012 2:16 p.m.

    There is only one concluding way to rid illegal aliens from the United States, which is throw out those radical Politicians, Governors, mayors, judges police chiefs and every elected official, city manager and councilman who are anti-sovereignty and pamper them with taxpayer dollars. Their oaths of allegiance are meaningless to them as they have shown by their pro-illegal immigration agenda's. Both political parties have been complicit in the flood of illegal migrants and immigrants that is estimated to be well over 20 million, not the numbers calculated by the US census bureau? Our only chance of stopping this scattering pestilence is to support the business mandatory E-Verify program and the Birthright citizenship Act that must be introduced in Congress right now.

    Join the TEA PARTY, the People's Party of America and vote a senate and house into office, displacing all those politicians and elected officers who protect illegal migrants and immigrants and betrayed the lawful U.S. Populace. These old party agenda is profit, votes and exploitation, and are in collusion with churches, unions, foreign governments and radical organizations and special interest groups. Illegal immigration has been forced on taxpayers through âUNFUNDED MANDATESâ. These acts include free health care, free schooling, and has attributed to the loss of safety-net for Americans; coerced on citizens and lawful residents by liberal influenced courts.

    Frosty Wooldridge said in his latest article:

    Every indicator that our country is failing shows up daily with 15 million unemployed, 7 million underemployed, 46 million Americans subsisting on food stamps, $700 billion annual trade deficit, $15 trillion national debt, endless wars that cost $15 billion monthly and thousands of kids dropping out of high school daily. I have said it before: illiteracy defines a third world country. With 42 million functionally illiterate Americans, we are well on our way. Nonetheless, Congress pumps over 125,000 immigrants into this country every 30 days. I am beyond exasperated as to why and how we can do this to our country.

    Learn more at NumbersUSA, how the government is defying the U. S. Constitution and the laws that govern us. Investigate even more the terrible penalty our nation pays, for unending spending on foreign nationals at American Patrol. Seek out your politician either by phone at 202-224-3121, or go their office in person. Proclaim to them they areâOUTâif they vote for any kind of AMNESTY, disguised as Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

  • Fern RL LAYTON, UT
    Feb. 14, 2012 11:59 a.m.

    It is important to recognize that not all immigrants, or visitors from other countries, are here illegally; and I am glad the article specified that this bill targets those who were here on legal visas which had expired.

    I would much prefer it if the government of Mexico, and that of other countries whose citizens feel they are so much better off living here illegally, would fix the problems they have that make people want to escape their homelands, but that is not something we can accomplish here.

  • 1conservative WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    Feb. 14, 2012 8:09 a.m.

    The Senate and House leadership (Lockhart, Waddoups, Bramble) on Utahs capital hill are doing anything/everything to make sure NOTHING regarding illegal immigration enforcement reaches the floor for debate.

    There are A LOT of things Utah could/should do to protect LEGAL Utah citzens from the effects of illegal trespassers.

    Some suggestions: revoke "drivers privilege cards" They don't need them since they're NOT SUPPOSED TO BE HERE!

    No more ESL classes in public schools. (don't the schools want to use their teaching resources better than by trying to teach English to non-residents?)

    Don't print ANY public documents in any language other than English.

    Mandating e-verify (along with heavy penalties for non-compliance)would encourage non-citizens to return to their homeland since they couldn't get work here.

    Any "costs" associated with immigration enforcement would, by definition, need to total more than 400 million per year since thats the amount Utah taxpayers pay for the free things we supply to illegal trespassers.

    Its not too late to call/write/email your state legislator and explain to them that we would like laws to be ENFORCED!!

    Even if that means the "movers and shakers" will be mad at them.