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.
@duckladyRE: "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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
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