Legal challenge over Utah immigration law nearing end, Attorney General Mark Shurtleff says

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  • botdriver Midvale, UT
    Oct. 10, 2012 10:41 p.m.

    When those we put in office can abide by the very laws they ratify and make law, then it might be possible for those that are illegal to be pressured to leave as they should not be made to feel welcome as they do currently.

    The Senator of this state has had 37 years in office and he hasn't followed the laws even he has been privy to help in passing, and there are other officials from all other states that have been in for years and are in the same boat.

    We have elected officials that can't effectively do their jobs as they have agendas that don't even concern the very citizens that they are suppose to support. What I think is needed is term limits. If those elected to office know they have a finite amount of years to serve in office they would only be able to do what is necessary to get the job done, and not have time to handle their own agenda. It would eliminate the GOOD ole boy problem we have in the House, and Senate. Gone would be those days, and hopefully we might get a system that works

    Oct. 10, 2012 10:00 p.m.

    Third try screen name, you're right. The three provisions that the supreme court blocked are all Federal law already.

    There were 14 provisions in the law (Arizona) 10 were approved by the Federal judge, and one was approved by the Supreme court. 3 were blocked because they copied Federal law. That's 11 out of 14 approved.

  • The Deuce Livermore, CA
    Oct. 10, 2012 9:51 p.m.

    Regarding the statement: "The likelihood that plaintiffs will be targeted for law enforcement scrutiny is especially acute because they belong to racial or national origin minority groups, speak foreign languages or foreign-accented English and/or lack HB497's qualifying identity documents — characteristics they cannot easily change.", is there something that I don't understand about having lack of identifying documents. This means an illegal alien in most law books. As for "characteritics they cannot easily change" - try applying for citizenship through legal channels and there is no problem. Simply enforce the laws - everyone is equal under the law at that point unless you are breaking the law. End of discussion.

  • Third try screen name Mapleton, UT
    Oct. 10, 2012 1:05 p.m.

    But I thought immigrants were required to carry on their person at all times documents issued by the US Goverment. Where's the problem?