Arizona- Please don't fall for the foolishness that is in the "Utah
Compact".Amnesty is not the solution and continuing to provide
incentives to lawbreakers is not a good policy.Simply enforce
existing laws, and demand that the feds enforce their laws too.
Arizona has pro-illegal groups, just like Utah that prefer amnesty. That is the
Utah compacts purpose. I think people from Utah can figure that out, the
combining of legal and illegal immigrant tells us where it came from, and it's
purpose. Morrison Institute for Public Policy is a liberal think
tank that operates out of the University. I don't believe it's results represent
all of Arizona. Can we please start talking about illegal
immigration, and stop trying to confuse the issue by adding legal immigrants
into the discussion?
Interesting, I suppose their immigration law isn't working out that well for
Arizona. I have read similar things about the immigration law in Georgia.
Farmers there are really hurting.We are blessed in Utah to have such
a well managed state. Financially and policy wise.
I think its the other way around.
There continue to be those in high office in this state who hope to continue to
profit by illegal immigration--and there are three groups that are profiting:
churches, some businesses, and the Democratic Party. This is a market these
groups want to continue to exploit.The rest of us have to bear the
consequences and costs of their selfishness, through higher unemployment, lower
wages, increased lawlessness, higher taxes and medical expenses, etc.Then we get the accusations and name calling from these groups and their
propogandistic efforts (like this article) that we're racist, anti-immigration,
lack compassion, or want to break up families. It bugs me that these
groups obviously lack compassion for those wanting to immigrate legally, those
businesses that struggle to survive because they only hire legal citizens, those
workers who've lost their jobs to substantially lower-paid illegals, and all of
us who actually pay the cost of providing welfare to illegals.What
is most disappointing is that those groups disregard the long-term consequence
to our country and society of condoning lawlessness.
I have lived in Arizona for over 18 years, having left my birth state of
California. I am also a retired law enforcement commander from the LA area.
That said, here are some interesting tidbits:1. I cannot find one
of my neighbors or friends that supports the Utah Compact. MapleDon is correct:
This document clearly is supported by businesses who want cheap labor, Churches
that have lost members and will do anything to for new congregants, and
politicans who are looking for votes. 2. Illegal immigrant crime is
rampant, but no one wants to admit it.3. Touting compassion by
encouraging someone to break current laws is unacceptable and is contrary to our
rule of law.4. Using illegal immigrants as a political tool is
dispicable. 5. One reason I left California was that I could not find
anyone in my local KFC that spoke English. And this was in the Santa Clarita
Valley.When SB 1070 was passed along with other laws, we did see
We've played nice before with illegal immigrants. And what did that get us? A
bigger illegal immigrant problem.
The first principle of the Utah Compact was not followed and was totally
rejected last year by the laws passed in Utah. Most Utahns are not in favor of
waiting for the US Government to solve the immigration problem. The laws were
passed despite the Utah Compact, not because of it.
If one were trying to ATTRACT more illegal aliens such a compact would be a good
idea. We learned that from the 1986 amnesty program. It didn't fix the
problem.Only Open Borders advocates would think the Utah Compact was a
good idea.But it would appeal to pandering politicians who lack the
political will to enforce the law.
It's sad that such a deceitful document is getting so much media attention in
Utah. Conceived in the back rooms out of public view, and hidden
from the public to avoid input, it is based on core values with their own little
twist to promote amnesty and cheap labor. Legal and illegal
immigrants are not the same thing. If the Compact used the words illegal
immigrant instead of immigrant, I wonder how many would sign it?
Arizona needs a utah compact like it needs another hole in their collective
heads....who writes this stuff!