Salt Lake County Council calls for immigration reform, despite clash between Democrats, Republicans

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  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    June 15, 2019 11:14 p.m.

    Many immigrants are srparating their own families by sending their cildren on dangerous journeys to the U.S. one, using their children to get multiple relatives across the border, claiming children as their own when they aren't, and expecting the U.S. to pay for their chilren and families at the border. Families should be kept together at the border snd then deported together as a family. Children should be with their parents even if that means we have to send them back to their countries to their parents.

    The U.S. can't be all things to all people whether that is the Middle East, Central or South America, or anyone else.

    We have a budget deficit of 208.7 " billion" dollars. We have a national debt of 22 " trillion" dollars. Wake up America before we have a complete economic collapse of our own.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 13, 2019 8:48 a.m.

    RE: "Everybody is so fearful of saying citizen's first and being labeled a 'racist' for doing it"...
    Don't be afraid to say it ducklady. You are right. And it doesn't matter if they call you a racist (if you're not a racist). You know... the sticks-and-stones thing comes to mind.

    But what you said is correct. It's the US Government's job to protect and defend the rights and lives of US-Citizens (not citizens of Mexico or Honduras). And it's the Utah Government's job to protect Utah residents (not people living in Montana or Wyoming or people living in Utah illegally). Same goes for SLC or Sandy.

    And acknowledging that should not make you a "Racist". It's just just what governments are for (to protect their citizens, not people from other countries who demand to be let in or who sneak in illegally and try to hide here).

    Once they get here we have some obligations to them, but they have some obligations to us as well (to obey our laws, including our immigration laws).

    They can't hide here and disobey our laws every day, and expect the government they are hiding from to protect them and not prosecute them, regardless of race.

  • ducklady salt lake city, UT
    June 13, 2019 4:08 a.m.

    How about we simply start putting American citizens first? Salt Lake IS a sanctuary city in my opinion. Everybody is so fearful of saying citizen's first and being labeled a 'racist' for doing it.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 12, 2019 3:45 p.m.

    RE: "Though the debate at times became heated and tense, ultimately both Democrats and Republicans on the Salt Lake County Council found compromise"...
    Wait, what... there are "Republicans" on the Salt Lake City Council? Who knew?

    Are they real "Republicans"? or just Democrat-light, a little less left-leaning than the hard-core Democrats in SLC?

    I didn't think they even allowed Republicans to live in Salt Lake City, much less serve on the City Counsel.

    But regardless... I'm glad they could compromise. That's a good sign.

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    June 12, 2019 11:18 a.m.

    Utah should bad undocumented individuals from our State. Let California take them all. They are ready to give them all free health insurance when many of their own citizens have none. Utah can send a clear message they will only accept documented individuals who come through the front door of our state. Any immigrants dealing drugs or dealing in human trafficking would have green cards and citizenship revoked and deported from our state permanently and never allowed to return to the State.

    If Congress isn't going to do anything Utah should for our own state. Immigrants can be a great contribution to our community if the right kind. The criminals, dealers, human traffckers, and those who refuse to work and just want to live off gov't services need to be shown the door. The immigration problem is now out of control and requires some compassionate tough love.

    No more anchor baby citizenship or overstaying visas. This is also part of how we clean up the immigration mess. We have to get back to some respect for the law and willingness to follow the law.

  • Third try screen name Mapleton, UT
    June 12, 2019 7:12 a.m.

    Good old identity politics.

    What is the meaning of a resolution urging the Feds to do anything? What value does it have? None really. It's just a chance for politicians to make statements and news outlets to amplify them.

    Bloviating about something in Washington is far easier than patching streets or finding county jail space.

    Drone on, politicians. Drone on. Does anyone have a fiddle?

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 11, 2019 11:25 p.m.

    So, the City Council refused to pass anything distinguishing between legal and illegal immigrants.

    Thus Salt Lake City confirms it is a de facto "sanctuary city" opposed to enforcing our immigration laws, and not even willing to admit illegal immigration exists.

    Please tell the public all the Salt Lake City ordinances which we are free to ignore. Why should people parking on the streets be forced to pay for parking just because some silly law says so? After all, even people who don't feed parking meters are just "parking" and we don't want to discriminate just because some people want to come to SLC without paying for parking?

    Live with it, SLC residents, you voted these people into office.

    June 11, 2019 7:47 p.m.

    For years we have been told that sending Dreamers home to a country they don't know is cruel. Yet when people bring their children here, it's compassionate or coveting? (and according to some news outlets, children are being "borrowed" to get adults across the border.)

    The run away immigration only breaks up families when the parents break the law. It's time for business to stop exploiting cheap labor at the expense of American taxpayers.