Brush with Border Patrol inspires app on immigration rights

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  • RichardB Murray, UT
    Jan. 21, 2013 12:40 p.m.

    He should be thankful for the schooling American taxpayers bought him. This is why immigration reform never works. To many are trying to circumvent our laws so others will break them.

    College age kids have a waiver, so do immediate family members. It's time to deport the rest, then change our laws if they are needed. Seven amnesties have not worked, they won't work this time.

    This invasion is going to hurt us for many years unless it's stopped now. We have England and Ireland, Israel and Palestine, Montenegro and Bosnia etc. that show us that we are headed for trouble.

  • SLars Provo, UT
    Jan. 20, 2013 4:30 a.m.

    I don't remember God or Jesus saying we should not enforce laws in the Bible. On the contrary. they are very much for the letter of the law.

    I doubt they like being used to justify criminal activity.

  • Badger55 Nibley, Ut
    Jan. 19, 2013 11:12 a.m.

    so I have just as much right to someone elses' property as they do? All because I am human. I wish that would hold up in court. What I would like to know is how this kid is making money? If he is illegal and is earning money in the US he is violated yet another law. It is interesting how he is crying for protection under our law, but spits in the face of those same laws. It may not be illegal for someone to advise someone else of their rights, but he is walking a fine line of breaking even more federal laws. Will he get a pass on those as well?

    US Code Section 1325 part d: Immigration-related entrepreneurship fraud
    Any individual who knowingly establishes a commercial enterprise
    for the purpose of evading any provision of the immigration laws
    shall be imprisoned for not more than 5 years, fined in accordance
    with title 18, or both.

  • Janet Ontario, OR
    Jan. 19, 2013 10:07 a.m.

    cjb: You are absolutely right (except it's "kudos"). The problem is the venomous self-righteousness of modern Pharisees. Jesus said, "Love one another as I have loved you." From time to time the DN dares to publish a story that attempts to show undocumented immigrants as real people, and there are always voices of rancor in response. I believe we will someday answer, not only for our treatment of the poor, the widows, and the fatherless, but also those who came here to escape a life of hopelessness and work harder than most of us ever will just to feed and clothe their children. Our laws need reforming so that those who would do harm are kept out and those who add character to our national fabric are allowed to remain.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 19, 2013 7:49 a.m.

    Whenever people are aware of their rights, this helps to keep law enforcement and others on the right side of the line. Cudos to the young man who made this app.

    Law breakers forfeit the majority of their rights? Who among us hasn'tt broken some law? We're that really the case, the majority of the rights of ALL of us would already be forfeited.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    Jan. 19, 2013 7:33 a.m.

    Christ said, "Render unto Ceasar that which is Ceasars." I interpret that to mean obey the law. I'd deport this guy in a heartbeat because he is not only breaking the law, he's flaunting his breaking of the law. If he takes steps to make himself legal, then fine.

    If he's getting any government assistance for anything, he should be in jail.