Utah Immigration Law 2011

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When Do the Feds Go After Utah?

I know this law by the Utah legislature, and subsequently sign by Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert, was passed into law on March 18th of this year. But, I want to give my two cents on it. What this law does is reflect Arizona's SB1070 in that police can ask people about their immigration status if detained for felonies. Arizona's law allows police to ask about immigration status on any law broken by a suspect. Now, as everyone must be aware, the federal government wasted little time in going after Arizona on SB1070. The Obama administration's argument is that only the federal government can make immigration law. So, with President Obama's blessing, Attorney General Eric Holder filed suit against the state of Arizona over SB1070.

The Utah Immigration Law of 2011 allows a guest-worker program that is in violation of federal law. To this date, April 9, 2011, there is no movement from the Obama administration to go after Utah which, by their own arguments in court, is a violation of federal immigration law. Why has the Obama administration refused to file even a court brief in response to the Utah immigration law? Maybe it is because they support at least one aspect of the Utah Immigration Law; the guest-worker program. This law allows illegals currently in the state to remain "legally". Again, this is against federal immigration law. The hypocrisy of the Obama administration over immigration absolutely smells to high heaven of a double-standard on this issue. SEIU thugs, ACORN, La Raza and other open borders advocates marched on the state capitol in Arizona over SB1070. The Utah Immigration Law has a weaker enforcement policy than SB1070 in Arizona. But, even that is not enough for the open borders zealots in Utah. They are raising hell about the enforcement area of the Utah Immigration Law and have threatened to file lawsuits as a result. Basically, I think we can all agree that racist groups like La Raza will never be satisfied until our southern border is completely erased. We are getting to that point anyway.

I have personally made complaints to both my U.S. Senators over the federal government not going after the illegal Utah Immigration Law of 2011. If you believe in the rule of law, I urge you to do likewise. Utah State Rep. Bill Wright made the same stupid argument that has been made before when he stated, "I'm of the opinion that we really don't have the ability as a society to remove that large a portion of a segment from our society — either the cost, or just the damage it would do." So, basically, what he is saying is that the same country that sent men to the moon before there was such a thing as personal computers, the country that wins more scientific Nobel Prizes than any other, the country with such bright people as the Wright Brothers, Thomas Edison, Jonas Salk, Steven Jobs and Bill Gates, can't figure out a way to deport 12-20 million people? Does anyone really believe that BS? Seriously? The point is, you don't have to deport the illegals. They will self-deport if you do two things; make e-verify mandatory for every business in the country with penalties of prison time if they don't and change the 14th amendment to where at least one parent must be a U.S. citizen (not legal resident) before their baby can be declared a U.S. citizen. That eliminates the magnet of social programs for illegals. They know this crap.

The Utah Immigration Law of 2011 should have been disavowed by the Obama administration and by the MSM as strongly as they did AZ SB1070. Of course, this will never happen because it doesn't fit their respective agendas. The Utah Immigration Law is as illegal as the illegals it helps with the guest-worker program that allows them to stay "legally" in the state of Utah. This aspect of the Utah Immigration Law of 2011 will create more illegals into that state and the rest of the country. One more thing; I do believe if Obama and Eric Holder continue to not file a lawsuit against Utah over their making immigration law (just as Arizona did) then this will only help make Arizona's SB1070 argument stronger in court. Why? Because the federal government is showing it's bias toward a portion of a state created immigration law they support. The law of the land is supposed to be applied equally. The Obama administration wouldn't know equality of the law if it kicked them in the ass.


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

When I saw the wreath he had placed at the 911 sight saying it was for the ones who died my thought is he is putting it there for someone else because Muslims could put nothing there having Obama's permission because too many people made some noise because Muslims build over victory sights. I smell a rat and my first thought was how do we even know the man is dead. No I don't want to see him but I want several someones word on it that we can trust that it really is him. America doesn't know he hates us, they seem blinded to every fact against that man.


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Writer David 5 years ago from Mobile, AL Author

Polly, they act like they don't care. The reason for that is that they DON'T care. I have a hub, Obama's Open Mic, where I talked about his rant against Republicans. Those remarks were recorded by a CBS reporter. What was reported on Drudge today is that CBS didn't release everything on those tapes. Among one thing he said, reportedly, is that "Americans are slugs." If that is true, it only confirms what I already suspected. He hates Americans...and also, if this is true, he is a one-term president.


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

I tell you I wish it affected everyone else like it does me to see him and his wife running everywhere smiling like they are so happy (and I am sure they are!) not caring a dam about the US! Just the good it is doing them and all the people so blind that love them even as we sink! Yes he over rides all states trying to do for themselves but no one can touch him or nose in his business....whatever that is.


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Writer David 5 years ago from Mobile, AL Author

Polly, I'm still waiting on the Obama Administration to file suit against Utah on the same grounds they filed suit against AZ i.e., states can't make immigration law. You heard anything? No? I didn't think so. Obama is the biggest hypocrite on earth.


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

All I can say, David, is I am just going to buy me some boxing gloves and a dummy to punch. (I know there are plenty of those!) Our no account government just frustrate the H E double L out of me! And no one can stop them! You keep giving us the facts and I will keep voting you up, you are calmer about it than me, I am resting from writing awhile about them,,,maybe.


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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

David, please don't get me started on SB1070. The loudest screams about this bill came from those who admittedly didn't even read it. My feeling is this bill was embarrasing to the Federal government because it implied they were not doing their job, which of course they aren't. For a mere State to attempt to fix a serious problem that is being ignored by the Feds is unacceptable, so they are suing Arizona. Payback is a bitch as they say.


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Writer David 5 years ago from Mobile, AL Author

OP, I appreciate you taking time to explain e-verify to me. I do believe if this is implemented throughout the US, it would put a big hit on illegal immigration. I just worry if some organization like the ACLU would tie it all up in court if one illegal started crying. You may have noticed that Alabama passed an AZ type of bill. Of course, I also noticed that the 9th appeals court stayed the most important sections of sb1070. I expected that. This is all going to the U.S. Supreme Court. The feds are not enforcing immigration law on the books, so the states have to. Why can't the U.S. court system address that point?


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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

David, The Feds no doubt spent a fortune putting E-verify into operation, and I must say it works quite well. Arizona made it a law that all employers MUST use this system. I have to wonder why all states would not want to use this system, or why it was not made a Federal Law by Homeland Security?


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Writer David 5 years ago from Mobile, AL Author

Old Poolman,

Thanks for that explanation. I had always been curious how e-verify works. It seems that it should be used as a mandatory condition of employment in both the private and public sector. I don't know if it does presently or not. Thanks for being one of the "legal employers" in AZ. If everybody works together, we can cut off at least one magnet for illegals into this country.


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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

David, I find E-verify to be a blessing for an employer in AZ. I don't know that the state has ever collected a fine from employers hiring illegals, but the law is on the books and they can if they wish. When I get a No-Go, it is up to the prospective employee to figure out why, and to straighten out the mistake in the feds database. I can actually print out the forms he/she needs to fill out and send in. I do not hire until I get an OK from E-verify. Hope this answers your question.


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Writer David 5 years ago from Mobile, AL Author

FP, of course the Obama administration knows Utah is in violation of the 1986 Immigration reform and enforcement Act. But, when have they ever cared about the law unless it suits their purposes? Utah is a case in point. They approve of the guest-worker program. But, this is a violation of federal law. Why aren't they going after Utah on this? I think we all know. What pisses me off is how silent the MSM remains on this issue. Thanks for coming by.


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Writer David 5 years ago from Mobile, AL Author

Old Poolman, I am fully aware of the hardship that e-verify can cause some employers such as you. But, in the long view of things, it is going to help employ Americans or legal resident of this country. I'm curious about one thing; what happens if you get a "no go" on an employee? Does this mean he or she is an illegal? What do you do if you suspect it is an illegal? Thanks for the comment.

Chuck, it is apparent that the Obama administration has no desire to apply law equally. Each day there is silence on Utah makes them appear even more hypocritical than we already knew they were. Thanks for the comment.


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

David - Thanks for offering up this analysis for those who don't pay attention to what is going on in this administration. It will turn a blind eye on those things that it considers in their party's best interest and vigorously pursue those who call them on their BS.

The Utah law is in violation of the federal law on the books. The real question is how long will this be allowed?

The Frog


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poorconservative1 5 years ago

Well said Sir. I guess this just goes to show that some law makers don't care about the law. Anything is doable as long as it fits their agenda. Up and Useful.

Thanks

Chuck


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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

David, had to vote this Up and Awesome. You obviously are still under the impression that things are supposed to be fair. I live in AZ and E-Verify has been required for about 3 years now. I have to run every new hire through this system, or face paying a penalty. We all know many illegals have false documents they present to an employer. With the E-Verify we get an instant OK or No-Go when we run them. There is a right for the prospective employee to appeal if he gets a No-Go. By using this system, the employer is protected from the heavy fines that may be imposed for hiring illegals. Even if the documents are fake the employer ends up with a printout showing this person was OK with the Federal Database. I wish it was mandatory in all states.

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