Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Utah Compact:

1. The 4 immigration bills dubbed the Utah solution are constitutional. The US has power over naturalization/citizenship, not immigration. Prior to case law beginning in 1893, Immigration was and is a State Power. The constitution wasn' changed.

2. The Utah Compact states "Immigration is a federal policy issue between the U.S. government and other countries — not Utah and other countries." So the 4 bills violate The Utah Compact, not the constitution.

3. There are 4 bills. One that provides enforcement HB 497, one that provides for migrant workers HB 466, one that provides sponsoring HB 469, and one that provides a guest worker permit HB 116. HB 116 was modified to become a combination of others and could be deleted and the 3 bills remaining can function and many believe would work better.

4. With HB 469, you don't need HB 116. Someone here illegally could find a sponsor, go home and come back with permission.

5. If we are going to have a line for people to come to this country, you can't reward those that bypass the line. HB 116 violates that. HB 469 doesn't.

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