GOP immigration reform standards a cause for optimism, local leaders say

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  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Feb. 4, 2014 9:13 a.m.

    The GOP leaders had to fall in line or their corporate backers would have starved their campaign cash flow. Couple that with the fact they were going to lose future, national elections so they jumped on the Democrats coattails. Looks as if BO is going to put another feather in his Presidental cap.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Feb. 4, 2014 8:14 a.m.

    So many "good" reasons to grant amnesty:
    The Chamber wants to depress wages and benefits.
    The activists want clout.
    The politicians want new voters.
    The preachers want to keep their converts.
    The police chiefs don't want to deal with the immigration problem.
    So, let's just give them all work papers and set them on the path to citizenship. Except...

    Well, there's this thing called the future. What about the next wave of people from the third world who want to come here?
    We need to show some enforcement and deterrence. We need to enforce existing laws.
    Winking and nodding will not do.

  • Brittanicus Orleans, IN
    Feb. 3, 2014 7:29 p.m.

    . Enough is enough. Obama has defied and despoiled the Constitution, bypassed Congress, gone against the laws of this country and the ardent will of the people. The only true Conservatives who will enforce immigration are the “tearing-away” Peoples TEA PARTY dot org. Millions of Americans are cutting their bonds from the Democratic and the GOP elitists, along with all nationalities, blacks, whites, Latino’s, Asian and other minority and religious groups.

  • Brittanicus Orleans, IN
    Feb. 3, 2014 7:27 p.m.

    Read Trevor Loudoun books, about the truth covering Obama’s rise to power, called “Borack Obama and the Enemies Within.” HE STATES IN HIS BOOK, THAT COMMUNISTS HAVE INFILTRATED THE WHITE HOUSE. Then read Frank De Varona’s book “America in Decline. He was in a Cuban prison and as a Christian Latino, who realizes the consequences of millions of more illegal aliens arriving here under Obama or John Boehner who benefit greatly from the invasion, why citizens and legal residents pay dearly. The President is pushing for amnesty even though the Congressional Budget Office has determined it will devastate the wages of working class people.

  • RichardB Murray, UT
    Feb. 3, 2014 6:32 p.m.

    Border/everify/interior enforcement were all part of the 1986 amnesty, they were never enforced. A visa entry-exit system was passed in the 1996 reform, it was never enforced. Our immigration policy the past 30 years has been amnesty with no enforcement. It is a failed policy, and there is no reason to believe it will change.

    Allowing the adults brought here as children to stay is a backdoor amnesty for their parents, spouse, children, brothers and sisters etc. Once citizens they can sponsor their entire extended family.