Local leaders laud renewed push for federal immigration reform

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    Feb. 1, 2014 10:52 a.m.

    A new award-winning worldwide book/ebook by ex-Salt Laker Lance Johnson that helps explain the role, struggles, and contributions of immigrants and minorities is "What Foreigners Need To Know About America From A To Z: How to Understand Crazy American Culture, People, Government, Business, Language and More.” It paints a revealing picture of America for anyone who will benefit from a better understanding. Endorsed by ambassadors, educators, and editors, it also informs those who want to learn more about the last remaining superpower and how we compare to other nations on many issues.
    As the book points out, immigrants and minorities are a major force in America. They represent 17 percent of all new business owners (in some states more than 30 percent). In fact, forty percent of Fortune 500 companies were started by an immigrant or a child of an immigrant, creating 10 million jobs and seven out of ten top brands in our country.
    More importantly, they come to improve their lives and create a foundation of success for their children to build upon. Many bring skills and a willingness to work hard to make their dreams a reality.

  • mohokat Ogden, UT
    Feb. 1, 2014 6:52 a.m.

    DN Subscriber you are dead on!

    The Chamber of Commerce being the spokesman for greedy businessmen who are looking only to improve their bottom line with cheap labor. Republicans trying to cater to big donors and Democrats mining for votes. All padding their own pockets with no regard for the Country. Phonies each and everyone .

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Feb. 1, 2014 2:20 a.m.

    Who are they calling local leaders? Its not referring to the american representatives or the american people, the leaders are the underground undocumented illegals aliens who think we adore their terrorism and shooting and killing our police officers and citizens walking the streets.

    Immigration reform is a lie, amnesty is a joke and not enforceable and the alien natioanls see this renewed attempt to punish the american people for their ambivalent attitude towards being an occupied nation as a ticket to more looting and pilfering. We americans will keep supporting them in the opulence they are accustomed to receiving from welfare and tax fraud.

    Our law makers are the corporate giants in Utah who hate american workers who want wages to rise out of poverty and enjoy life just as much ans the national subsidized by government wages are living. This lie is to keep wages low and keep illegal alien scabs in the underground city's in Utah.

    We are being slandered and abused with contempt by our law makers, education, legislators, governor, and business leaders and its time for a revolt of the citizens to tear down these terrorist organizations supporting illegl occuaption.

  • RichardB Murray, UT
    Jan. 31, 2014 11:25 p.m.

    Amnesty is a failed policy, it's time for enforcement and supporting Americans.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 31, 2014 10:01 p.m.

    Unfortunately, Congress will not pass reform, but amnesty, rewarding those who break our laws.

    We learned nothing from Simpson-Mazzoli in 1986 when amnesty was granted and promises made that our boarders would be secured and laws enforced. Congress and the executive branch did not keep their promises. Do you trust them now?

    Once again, we will grant amnesty to millions, with promises about securing the border so this will never be needed again. However, as long as Obama is in office, everyone knows that he will NOT enforce our immigration laws, and will ignore any law regarding fences or enforcement actions, just as he ignores the law on Obamacare and other critical issues.

    The ONLY acceptable immigration reforms are:
    -- Secure the border.
    -- Build the fence.
    -- Require all here illegally to return to their homeland and get in line to enter legally.

    Anything else, will prove that we are no longer a nation of laws. Then, there is no reason while a single LEGAL citizen should feel compelled to obey any single federal law as long as they live.

    Either we are a nation of laws or we are not, it is that simple.