Immigration reform could limit visas for families

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  • MapleDon Springville, UT
    March 22, 2013 12:06 p.m.

    Why does this even matter? If they didn't obey the law before, what does another technicality really matter? Besides, the powers that be in this state want this pool of illegal immigrants to continue to funnel into the state. And they'll call for compassion, keeping families together, etc.

  • m.g. scott LAYTON, UT
    March 21, 2013 1:33 p.m.

    Question. Just how do we determine who is actually part of an extended family? DNA blood tests?

  • WestGranger West Valley City, Utah
    March 20, 2013 12:27 p.m.

    The United States government has failed to effectively enforce our immigration laws and protect the US border for decades. We have eliminated the Guest Worker program. We have made it very difficult to come here legally unless you are wealthy or are from a refugee country. During this prolonged period many people have come here illegally. Many came as children and have grown up here. We ignored the problem and now it has become much more noticeable. Finally we are taking action. Our corrective actions should reflect our current situation, not the situation in the 1970s or 80s. Undocmented residents should be fined. They should not have all the rights of someone who came legally. However, the should not be mass deported. They should be allowed to come out of the shadows so they can improve their lives and in doing so improve our society as a whole.

  • RichardB Murray, UT
    March 20, 2013 8:01 a.m.

    Perhaps you could show us the condescending attitude? Or was that just a general insult to try to discredit those discussing the possible changes.

  • EnglishAlan Rugeley, Staffs
    March 20, 2013 7:53 a.m.

    As a British parent of an American citizen, (my daughter married an American) should I make the choice to, my moving to the US would not be an economic one, as I make enough in my own country. My choice would be to spend time with my daughter, son-in-law and my grandchildren. I would be retired and be no burden on the American tax-payer.

    The condescending attitude of some on here makes me realise that, apart from the native American "Indians," all of you have forgotten that all other Americans are there because of immigration in the past or present generations.

    In my Ancestry I have three former Governors of Rhode Island, (Two Angell's and Benedict Arnold) a Senator in Iowa, a Senator in Indiana (both Laird's)the head of the Methodist Church in the whole of the US, and over twenty that fought on your side in the Revolutionary Wars, That makes my American "credentials" more credible than many of yours, but I guess I am the kind of "alien" that many would object to.

    My current choice is that I will stay where I am, but visit often. I do love your country.

  • Swiss Price, Utah
    March 19, 2013 11:11 p.m.

    Supposition piled on innuendo. What was the purpose of this article. There is no bill and until there is a bill this all should be called brainstorming.
    I want to know if my great grandparents who spoke two languages with him being a railroad engineer could get in. They couldn't under this gosh awful law that Ted Kennedy foisted on us.

  • hermounts Pleasanton, CA
    March 19, 2013 5:47 p.m.

    If the family-reunification component of immigration policy is limited to immediate families, that's as it should be. Immigrants should be grateful for that much, since they are the ones who separated their own families in the first place because they thought the money they could make here was more important.

  • RichardB Murray, UT
    March 19, 2013 5:34 p.m.

    This is how it use to be before the flood.

    We now let in their parents, siblings, and adult children. Adult children can, in turn, sponsor their other children, parents, etc

    It's why some countries have a backlog of people wanting to come here.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    March 19, 2013 5:23 p.m.

    By cutting all immigration to 250,000 green cards and focusing on skills-based admissions we would tighten up the labor market and wages/benefits would increase. Couple that with real interior enforcement and removal of illegal aliens and the poorest citizens would see more jobs and higher wages.
    A glutted labor market holds down wages.