Deferred action for illegal immigrants stymied by fear

745 in Utah applied during program's first month

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  • wrz Ogden, UT
    Oct. 11, 2012 1:28 p.m.

    "Deferred Action" is just another phrase for amnesty. Flaunting of our federal laws... a sure march to anarchy. How a US President can direct his Homeland Security agency to act in direct conflict to Federal law is mind-numbing.

    Furthermore, such "action" giving preferential treatment to a select group, including the so-called Dream Act, is unconstitutional. The "Equal Protection" clause of the US Constitution provides that all citizens and non citizens are to be treated equally under law and without preferential treatment for some under certain conditions such as school enrollment, or other criteria.

    Normally law enforcement agencies would see that the laws of the land are respected and adhered to. Today, it seems that law enforcement is in cahoots with law breakers. If this keeps up we are headed for a heap-a trouble.

  • CWV1965 Taylorsville, UT
    Oct. 11, 2012 7:24 a.m.

    Fear of the law is not the reason, fear of losing welfare is why only 745 of 300,000+ have applied.

    What our business leaders and politicians controlling government don't want exposed is that these foreigners don't want to register and lose their %50,000/yr scam on the welfare programs. For illegal aliens to register as illegal means they instantly lose all welfare ($50k) and education benefits and granted "$3,600/month" food stamps plus WIC entitlements and free health care.

    The incentive is to remain unregistered and nomadic undocumented nationals. Utah is the most excessively generous welfare state in distribution of tax payers money in the country and will have the least number of participation. %50K/yr tax free spoils is tough to give up, not many legal or american workers in Utah can match that income level.

    I don't think illegal aliens will register when the incentive and profitability of welfare is so lucrative for them and local business where labor is subsidized with welfare funds.

    The individuals quoted as taxpayers are the legal hispanics and Latinos in Utah so its a $3 bill byte of misinformation to include foreign nationals as taxpayers.

  • wigglwagon Mariion, Va
    Oct. 11, 2012 1:10 a.m.

    "Others worry, despite assurances of confidentiality from the agency, that the information will be used to deport undocumented family members."

    Every deferred action that is granted should be accompanied by the permanent deportation of the illegal alien parents who caused this problem. Those who were brought here as children want to be placed at the front of the line but they also want those who caused the problem to not be held accountable for their crimes. Any so called solution that leaves illegal workers employed and citizen and legal immigrants unemployed will never be acceptable.

    Oct. 11, 2012 1:02 a.m.

    Just noticed that there is a lawsuit against the program. Mississippi joined it today against Obama.

    Oct. 10, 2012 10:32 p.m.

    Not a good program for taxpayers. A visa worker has their expenses covered by the employer. This program sticks the taxpayers.

    Romney said he would stop the program, but allow those already approved to stay and finish their 2 years.

    If the figures are correct, unlike many of the statistics coming from the Obama administration over immigration, I don't blame them. This program will only profits the business owners, and could end, depending on the election.