Utah’s Immigration Meddling | Rant Control | Salt Lake City Weekly

Utah’s Immigration Meddling 

Pin It
Neither major immigration bill proposed by state Democrats or Republicans finds favor with Salt Lake City immigration attorney Mark Alvarez [see “Mark Alvarez on the Ideal Immigration System,” Dec. 9, City Weekly]. Commenters agreed that Utah lawmakers’ proposals would make matters worse.

“I agree 100 percent with Mark’s statements,” wrote Cerebro Brillante, “especially that ‘A good society that turns its back on good people becomes a lesser society than it could have been.’”

“It’s a shame that those attempting to craft a state solution to a federal problem haven’t listened to the smart people,” wrote Christopher Stout, a former candidate for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate (he lost to Sam Granato at the 2010 convention). “My position on immigration was crafted by listening to one of the smartest, if not the smartest person on immigration matters in Utah, Mark Alvarez.”

“Both laws [from Stephen Sandstrom, R-Orem, and Luz Robles, D-Salt Lake] are bad. Both are going to create a policiaco world in Utah,” wrote Jose Gutierrez. “In addition, [Robles’] bill will create a world of cheap workers, human beings of third class or new legal slaves. … let us work all together on a new law that includes immigrants and real specialists in the matter.”

Pin It

Speaking of ,

  • Walk of Shame, The Lego Movie

    New DVD/VOD Tuesday, June 17
    • Jun 16, 2014
  • Drinking-Class Zero

    Following a night of drinking, Wendy Simpson, 25, walked to a McDonald’s restaurant in West Yorkshire, England, where she was told that the counter was closed and only the drive-through was open but that she couldn’t be served
    • Jun 16, 2014
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2

    Dragon 2 shows DreamWorks is still willing to be daring
    • Jun 13, 2014
  • More »

About The Author

Jesse Fruhwirth

Jesse Fruhwirth: Twitter | Facebook | News Blog

More by Jesse Fruhwirth

  • Johnny's Rotten

    Johnny Bangerter wants to move forward as an activist but just can't shake his racist punk past
    • Apr 10, 2013
  • Right of Way

    Eviction of Occupy SLC is a loss for community
    • Nov 23, 2011
  • The Limbo Party

    Redistricting: How low can Utah Dems go?
    • May 19, 2011
  • More »

Latest in Rant Control

  • A Hard Decision

    D.P. Sorensen’s May 26 satire column “Putting Circumcision to a Vote” examined the recent controversy over a San Francisco ballot measure that would ban the circumcision of males under age 18.
    • Jun 8, 2011
  • Communication Clash

    Gustavo Arellano’s syndicated Ask A Mexican column took on the issue of “proper” Spanish on May 26, with a court-interpreter reader bemoaning ...
    • Jun 1, 2011
  • Facing the Music

    Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday was May 24, and City Weekly music blog contributor ...
    • May 25, 2011
  • More »

© 2023 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation