Latino candidates work to awaken the 'Sleeping Giant'

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  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    Aug. 25, 2012 11:55 p.m.

    I am against illegal immigration. I am also against demonizing an entire group of people and blaming everything on immigrants legal or illegal. The Republicans hard line on immigration is alienating hispanic voters and may cost Romney the election. To be honest I don't blame them when the anti-immigration crowd tries to deport and punish children who were brought here by their parents. Imagine being forced to leave America and go live in a country that is completely foreign to you. Where is the humanity in that. I believe the majority here illegally are decent people who are victims of poverty, violence and corruption that is rampant in Mexico. Go after the criminal element, absolutely. As long as their ia economic disparity between the U.S. and Mexico their will be illegal immigration. The problem is more economic than criminal.

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Aug. 25, 2012 11:12 a.m.

    I'm all for any person coming into the state and the country. Just be here legally. Bring your culture with and and your traditions because that adds new blood to the mix and makes us stronger. If you are just 'visiting' don't be trying to vote. That adds insult to injury.

    It bugs me that they are talking about a group voting in a bloc. "If we get 200,000 voting, that's 10%. That can move any election." A group (and I include Mormons in this as well) shouldn't vote for one political party or another simply because they are part of that particular race, ethnicity. That's what we call 'groupthink' and when has that ever been a good idea?

  • sorrytowakeyou Heber City, UT
    Aug. 25, 2012 10:11 a.m.

    liberate, without the rule of law, freedom, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are on the decline for everyone.

    From, $4.2 billion was paid out in tax credits to illegal aliens in 2010, estimates for 2011 are that as much as $7 billion was paid out in tax credits to illegal aliens. When bills come up to end this practice, the democrats ban together to prevent a vote.

    I completely agree with JayTee. These Latino leaders need to advocate the rule of law, not continue to support the practice of looking the other way. They should take steps to make certain that illegals are not voting or filing fraudulent tax returns. They should also encourage their constituents to quit taking all forms of government help while taking pay in cash from various jobs. Instead they make statements that support amnesty and the status quo.

    And before everyone criticizes me for being racist, my wife is a Lantino and she feels exactly the same way I do. She waited in line and followed the rule of law and she is embarrassed by the majority who don't.

  • liberate Sandy, UT
    Aug. 25, 2012 12:23 a.m.

    Geez, looks like JayTee needs to go back and understand what really makes this country great -- tolerance, freedom of thought, and life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Racial and cultural similarities are no justification for lumping all into one stereotypical category for the convenience of making demeaning and denigrating remarks about a small minority.

  • JayTee Sandy, UT
    Aug. 24, 2012 10:27 p.m.

    Time for Latino candidates to start standing up for the rule of law, and actually representing the solvency and security of the country they claim to be their actual home. Racial and cultural similarities are no justification for ignoring all the characteristics that have made this a great country--free from unfettered invasion, free from anarchy, free from abject absurdity.