State immigration commission seeks funding for study

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  • Utah_1 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 16, 2012 8:17 a.m.

    Utah has a unique E-Verify law for businesses having 15 employees or more.

    Because of Utah laws passed in 2011, this law is currently scheduled to be sunsetted. The law should not be sunsetted, but should be clarified, requiring businesses and public entities in their dealings with the Commerce Department to state that they are or not complying with the law. Businesses would either then comply with the law, or acknowledge in writing they are not complying with the law. I believe it would be few that would knowingly state they were complying when they were not. For next year, there is a bill drafted to keep and improve this law.

    If we are going to have a line for people to come to this country, you can't reward those that bypass the line. They need to be sent to the back of the line. That doesn't mean you should stop treating them like people.

    I am in favor of simplifying and fixing legal immigration.

  • RichardB Murray, UT
    Oct. 16, 2012 12:38 a.m.

    We will end up with a study done by a "think tank"that will represent business interests, and ignore the citizens and laws of the country. Can we get past the games and enforce the laws of our land? 3.5 million per year coming here legally when there are 23 million Americans looking for full time work is a waste of money.

    immigrations laws went first, then id laws, social security laws, IRS laws all changed to hide those here illegally from the public. Enforce the laws that are available, such as pulling business licenses, and ask for ID from those who break any laws if they cannot produce papers.

    The Texas study 2005-06 showed business made money off from cheap illegal labor, but it cost local government, ending in a 1.4 billion dollar loss. It's not going to be any different here.

    You are not being honest with your fellow man. We know that keeping things the same is the object of the commission and all of Utah's immigration laws the past several years.