Bill allowing former inmates to obtain temporary IDs passes committee

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  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    March 7, 2013 1:48 a.m.

    Not a bad idea as long as it is limited to citizens of the United States However I find this is an attempt to steer illegal aliens into illegal entitlements of welfare and state funded services limited to citizens of the U.S. I find that after 150 years that the prison system already has a means of reinstating identification to american citizens so this is an end run around immigration and constitutional laws to give state identifications to illegal aliens.

    More than likely the illegal foreign nationals have standing deportation orders for when the are released from incarceration and this is a mandate the state has to comply with. We don't want to encourage foreign nationals to remain in Utah and continue trier lives of crime that put them in prison.

    We cannot allow misguided legislators to give illegal identification to illegal foreign nationals that I am sure this suggestion is intended to do. Legislators should be doing more to discourage illegals from remaining in Utah, not pandering them and paying them welfare to stay.