Utah leaders push for quick immigration reform

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  • anon46545 Dallas, TX
    June 13, 2013 12:48 p.m.

    Do you suppose the pictured citizens realize how badly they're being betrayed by our government? Do you think they know that corporate lobbyists wrote the Senate legislation as an OUTSOURCING bill before it was wrapped as "immigration reform"?

    Or that large numbers of family visas will be stripped and awarded them to corporations?

    Or that, while 13 years from illegal to citizenship, an additional 1.6 MILLION "guest workers" will enter the US in just the first year?

    Do you suppose they know every element of the tech script -- from "skilled labor shortage", "thousands of open jobs" thru "best and brightest" -- is a PROVEN falsehood? And that no CEO is willing to testify under oath -- and penalty of perjury? And in fact there's an abundance of citizens with all skills, education and intelligence for every available jobs?

    Do you think they know Utah's own SEN. ORRIN HATCH directly stripped even minimal worker protection so corporations can import foreigners on temporary work visas as direct replacements of US workers?

    Wow, what a country!

  • Badger55 Nibley, Ut
    June 13, 2013 12:06 p.m.

    "... The first, that the federal immigration laws are broken."

    No, more like the Federal Immigration laws HAVE been broken. Multiple times. Rewarding bad behavior never helped anyone. It only ends up creating a perception that laws are more like guidelines and it is ok to break them as long as you can justify it in your own mind. Imagine how more rampant crime would be if Law enforcement and citizens took the same approach as to illegal aliens. Just stop enforcing it until we can fix the law. Well, look no further than our immigration system and you would know exactly how other crime would be affected.

    Provide educational opportunities regardless of citizenship?? Who is going to pay for that? Statements like that make it so there is absolutely no incentive to do things the right way. Why come legally when you can get way more for being illegal? Just boggles my mind the way people think sometimes. This Country cant even take care of its own citizens. How in the world is it going to take care of other country's citizens. Answer: We can't.

  • mohokat Ogden, UT
    June 13, 2013 8:04 a.m.

    It's about improving the bottom line for business. It's about more power for a minority. It's about more family able to enter the U.S. It's about more votes for politicians which equates to power for them. What it't not about is the rule of law. The jobs of Americans. The financial well being of Americans.Like one comment above who can guarantee that the present administration and future administrations will enforce new law. This is a scam and another dog and pony show.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    June 13, 2013 5:29 a.m.

    This reform bill is just another reset button, rewarding bad behavior.
    Sure, I'm talking about the unlawful presence of illegal alien.
    But I'm also talking about the bad behavior of government. Politicians and bureaucrats have done everything but enforce the law.
    If they move forward with this plan and allow illegals to remain (with or without green cards/border fence/benefits) we will firmly establish that the way to residency is to simply sneak in and wait for the next amnesty plan. Filing an application at the embassy and waiting is not the way to come here.
    Do we really want people around the world to think that is the American way?

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 12, 2013 9:49 p.m.

    A vote for amnesty is a vote to destroy the rule of law forever in this country.

    Approval of this amnesty scheme, for whatever excuse-- humanitarian, partisan political gain, or hoping to make it disappear-- will officially signal the collapse of our nation as one based on the rule of law.

    No longer can anyone count on equal treatment under the law, fair enforcement, or anything else. What they can count on will be that if you choose to disobey some (or all?) laws, if you wait long enough, and get the media and some politicians to sympathize with you, your misdeeds will be forgiven.

    Why should any American citizen ever obey any of our laws again, if amnesty is given to millions for multiple violations and thumbing their noses at many of our laws for decades?

    No wonder the government feels the need to spy on its political enemies, indeed on all citizens.

    Our founders weep.

  • hubbardesquire Alabaster, Alabama
    June 12, 2013 9:46 p.m.

    As a member of the LDS Church, attorney, and American, I will strongly and vigorously oppose, along with the majority of my fellow Americans, any groups, organizations, or persons that support any form of amnesty for illegals. Those of us, who are Americans, and who love this country, have just begun to fight. If this amnesty bill gets passed, we will immediately and tirelessly work to have it repealed, just the same as we are working to repeal Obamacare and the Frank-Dodd Act. We will never quit, we will never give up. We will work until our Nation and Constitution are saved for our kids and grand kids, just as our forbears did for us. Those who hate this country will find, just as did the Japanese after they bombed Pearl Harbor, that they have awakened a sleeping giant.

  • MapleDon Springville, UT
    June 12, 2013 8:42 p.m.

    This is how a nation is destroyed. You have self-serving groups and entities that feed off an issue like this, catering to a group they want to exploit for gain. And what will be the result? To the groups pushing for this, they don't care...as long as they gain.

    The Democrats will take full control of national and many local politics beginning in 12-13 years (or sooner).

    There will be no securing of the border. So many millions will continue to come into the country and be another means for future exploitation for gain.

    We're rewarding lawlessness, which will only encourage further lawlessness. I hope the churches continue to call for keeping families of criminals together. What compassion.

    Speaking of compassion, what about those citizens who've lost their jobs to cheaper labor in the past few years? Where's the compassion? Oh, that's right. There isn't any.

    Those who've encouraged this deserve what's coming.

  • Fitness Freak Salt Lake City, UT
    June 12, 2013 8:35 p.m.

    BTW- IMHO when "leaders" (I use the term loosely)say they want "quick immigration reform", it probably means "please don't read the bill, just pass it"

    similar to Obamacare.

  • Fitness Freak Salt Lake City, UT
    June 12, 2013 8:29 p.m.

    Trust Congress to take an easy problem and goof it up.

    ALL we need is enforcment of current law.

    If a "new" amnesty (we tried that once in 1986)bill is written, what makes anyone believe it will be enforced any better than the existing law?

    It will also bring another 20 million here to wait for their "amnesty".

    Republicans think they can somehow get 15 million new citizens to vote for them. They can't. Demos. have more identification with hispanics. Always have, probably always will.
    Republicans WILL though lose a lot of conservative voters if they pass this nonsense.

    I for one, will no longer vote Republican. Whats the point?

    The ONLY ones who would benefit from yet another amnesty are smarmy employers.

  • SLars Provo, UT
    June 12, 2013 7:29 p.m.

    Our laws are not broken, Obama refuses to enforce them. What makes you think he will enforce the new ones? (if passed)

    Rewarding criminal behavior won't stop anything. Amnesty just kicks the can down the road. If passed, we will see this same situation in 15 more years.