How are they going to get people to actually participate in this program? They
came here illegally, what makes us think that they will be jumping at the chance
to participate in this program where they have to pay for all the expenses? Is
there going to be any enforcement of this? Or is it just a nice idea to prove
that Utah is compassionate?
We need an honest fiscal note.
We need an honest fiscal note. If enforcing the law by law officers is to
expensive, then asking Work force services to create an entirely new office,
administrate and enforce is going to be three times more expensive. Legal costs?
How about unemployment compensation for Utahns put out of work by a government
that took their jobs away from them?We need an honest fiscal note.
With almost 10 percent unemployment in this country, we are going to give the
available jobs to foreign citizens? Isn't bringing in low wage
workers akin to slavery? Create a lower class of workers?
"Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff testified in favor of the bill,
saying an enforcement-only approach would drive undocumented immigrants deeper
into the shadows."Most criminals drive themselves into the
shadows by their actions. Utah's taxpayers should not need to bail out those who
break our laws and steal jobs. Robles has said they are here for the
jobs, with 10% unemployment, we don't need them. Let those waiting in other
countries take their place as citizens.
hopefully the full senate will show more sense than the committee.
RRB:I think the fiscal aspect is covered by the fees immigrants
would pay to become documented & legitimate. There would be a net gain to
state finances, tax revenues would not be needed for this program.
20 million does not cover the cost of schooling, social services etc. It does
not cover the administrative and enforcement cost. It's not an accurate fiscal
note. It covers income, but not cost.
"Robles' measure would require undocumented immigrants of working age to
register for an 'accountability card' every two years." - ArticleThis is in violation of a federal law!!Federal Immigration and
Nationality Act Section 8 USC 1324 says:Section 274 felonies under
the federal Immigration and Nationality Act, INA 274A(a)(1)(A):A
person (including a group of persons, business, organization, or local
government) commits a federal felony when she or he: Assists an alien s/he
should reasonably know is illegally in the U.S. or who lacks employment
authorization, by transporting, sheltering, or assisting him or her to obtain
employment...Thus, Robles' accountability card would immediately
render the state employee who issued a card a federal felon for aiding and
abetting an illegal immigrant.
ACLU said it was illegal. You can't give jobs to foreign citizens when Americans
are available and able to do the. Why should Utah citizens bankroll
a guest worker program that steals their jobs. Why not just issue a
resolution asking the Federal government to issue more Agriculture visas that
are already available?
Robles needs to be investigated. She has violated her oath of office by working
for the State of Utah as a Senator while at the same time working for the
Mexican Government. This of course also calls into question where her loyalties
lie and what her real motives are.
Not being a resident of Utah, my opinion may not be supported. Please, look at the ramifications of what this bill would do to Utah. Has anyone inquired into how much funds the state of Utah and it's cities and
counties pay to support illegal immigrants? Los Angeles and California are now
spending billions of taxpayer funds for illegal immigrants!You don't
solve a problem by changing the definition of "illegal".Utah is now only one of two states that give drivers licenses to illegal
immigrants. All others that did changed their policies once the understood the
unintended consequences.Now Utah is going to give illegal immigrants