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Undocumented Workers in Utah Get Free Pass With Immigration Reform Bill
The Epoch Times ^ | 3/20/2011 | Genevieve Long Belmaker

Posted on 04/04/2011 8:37:25 AM PDT by South40

Undocumented workers in Utah will be allowed to apply for temporary legal residency under legislation signed into law last week. HB 469, the Utah Pilot Sponsored Resident Immigrant Program Act, surprised politicians with its forward-thinking approach.

Under the program, illegal immigrants working in Utah can apply for legal temporary resident status if they pass a health and background check, and can show that they have not been convicted of or pled anything but not guilty to a felony or class A misdemeanor. A class A misdemeanor is an offense serious enough to be punished by a year in jail and/or a fine of up to $4,000.

The immigrant must also have a sponsor who is willing to take responsibility for his or her income.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: 2surrender2mexico; aliens; april2011; borderslanguage; culture; illegalinvasion
Utah = another state that will never see another South40 tourist dollar.
1 posted on 04/04/2011 8:37:28 AM PDT by South40
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To: South40

UTAH??????


2 posted on 04/04/2011 8:42:59 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: South40

If it is “unconstitutional” for the State of Arizona to defend its borders from the invasion from the south, it also has to be “unconstitutional” for these pinheads in Utah to write immigration laws.


3 posted on 04/04/2011 8:45:56 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (How's that Keynesian economics working out for ya so far?)
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To: South40

Interesting. I bet within six months they will find the illegals will be just as illegal, and just as many if not more than presently in the state. Difficult to turn a law breaking illegal into a silk purse. The state is trying hard time will tell.


4 posted on 04/04/2011 8:47:41 AM PDT by wita
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To: South40

“HB 469, the Utah Pilot Sponsored Resident Immigrant Program Act, surprised politicians with its forward-thinking approach.”

Sounds like they had Genevieve at “Undocumented.”


5 posted on 04/04/2011 8:49:12 AM PDT by tumblindice
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To: wita
and can show that they have not been convicted of or pled anything but not guilty to a felony or class A misdemeanor.

I wonder if this includes all the various identities that are used as long as they haven't yet been arrested or convicted.

6 posted on 04/04/2011 8:50:58 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: ken5050

Probably a result of ultra-religious types more concerned about “helping people” than following the damn law.

Which is why I’m always suspicious of so-called “conservatives” who wear their religion on their sleeve. I’m not saying that they should be ignored, but many (Huckabee is a good example) feel that their personal religious values mean either nanny-statism, or stuff like this.


7 posted on 04/04/2011 8:51:55 AM PDT by RockinRight (C'mon people - enough with the FR circular firing squad.)
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To: South40

Never ignore the power of the Mormon business cronies in the State. This is about keeping wages low and shoring up their expansion efforts in South America. Never mind the human trafficking. Huntsman’s industries get cheap labor and the Mormons can show how “compassionate” they are.

Fortunately the rank and file of the State are not so enamored of this. Expect a big turnover soon as all the reps and senators who voted for this abomination are being targeted by the tea parties and other pre-existing conservative elements. This law proves just how corrupt the Republican Party has become over the years with their easy electoral victories. The next election is going to be interesting to say the least as the battle between conservatives and the State’s growing libero-wacko base fight for dominance.


8 posted on 04/04/2011 8:55:16 AM PDT by Seruzawa (Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for good a blaster kid.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Wait, wait! I thought they said the immigration was the responsibility of the Federal government? How can this be?
9 posted on 04/04/2011 8:55:24 AM PDT by navyblue (<u>)
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To: South40
Where in the Constitution does it say that a state can decide who is or isn't a legal resident?

-PJ

10 posted on 04/04/2011 9:00:02 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: RockinRight

It’s all about business, Mormons are converting LOTS of Latinos!


11 posted on 04/04/2011 9:13:32 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: South40
Lets see how they like this when their illegal immigrant population triples because of their new status as a sanctuary State.
12 posted on 04/04/2011 9:16:35 AM PDT by martinidon
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To: South40

Another state where the government lays down and wee, wees on them selves when the LDS start shaking the collection plate.


13 posted on 04/04/2011 9:16:38 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: South40

This article needed a Barf Alert. Any article that describes Amnesty and the resulting death of America as “forward thinking” is a piece of leftist bile.


14 posted on 04/04/2011 9:18:43 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: South40

Utah, the same state that offers the legal loophole for release of child rapists found to be incompetent to stand trial, yet deemed not to be a threat to society.

Between that and the issue about illegals’ amnesty, something very poisonous is happening in that state.


15 posted on 04/04/2011 9:25:01 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: martinidon

LOL

English is already a second language in most rural counties.

I got Rosetta Stome/LAtin Am edition so I can order a hambuger in Toole.....


16 posted on 04/04/2011 9:34:46 AM PDT by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Correct. Arizona is only trying to enforce existing federal statues. Utah is writing new ones.


17 posted on 04/04/2011 9:41:49 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Seruzawa
Fortunately the rank and file of the State are not so enamored of this. Expect a big turnover soon as all the reps and senators who voted for this abomination are being targeted by the tea parties and other pre-existing conservative elements.

Correct. Chris Cannon, ex-congressman, and Bill Bennett, ex-senator, got their pink slips for pushing precisely this kind of crap.

Since the law requires these legalized illegals to find sponsors actually willing to put their money on the line, the politicians pushing this better hope that few enough cases come forward to raise the public's ire.

18 posted on 04/04/2011 10:04:04 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: WellyP
It’s all about business, Mormons are converting LOTS of Latinos!

BINGO!!!

Just as the Catholic church aides and abets illegal immigration in many states in order to fill their coffers!

"Render unto Caesar" has long since been deleted from scripture!!!!

19 posted on 04/04/2011 10:52:38 AM PDT by ExSES (the "bottom-line")
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


20 posted on 04/04/2011 11:43:21 AM PDT by HiJinx (Old Cold Warrior)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I am sure that charges are being drawn as we speak.

I refuse to identify sarcasm anymore, if you don’t recognize it then maybe you are on the wrong forum. Besides HTML is difficult on an iPad :-)


21 posted on 04/04/2011 11:52:50 AM PDT by itsahoot (Almost everything I post is Sarcastic, since I have no sense of humor about lying politicians.)
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To: Seruzawa

The next election will be determined by the fraudulent voter, just like they always are. They just got a little lax in the last one. Wisconsin will rally the union crooks, count on it.


22 posted on 04/04/2011 12:01:55 PM PDT by itsahoot (Almost everything I post is Sarcastic, since I have no sense of humor about lying politicians.)
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