STEIN: Obama punts as Utah grants amn...

STEIN: Obama punts as Utah grants amnesty to illegals

There are 11 comments on the www.washingtontimes.com story from Mar 31, 2011, titled STEIN: Obama punts as Utah grants amnesty to illegals. In it, www.washingtontimes.com reports that:

President tackles Arizona for upholding federal immigration law

Last April, when Gov. Jan Brewer signed legislation authorizing Arizona to enforce federal immigration laws, President Obama stepped before the television cameras in the Rose Garden and threatened to take action to prevent the law from taking effect. Within weeks, his Justice Department filed suit against Arizona on the grounds that S.B. 1070 pre-empted the federal government's exclusive authority over immigration policy.

In contrast to Arizona’s effort to enforce immigration laws passed by Congress, the Utah legislature enacted legislation in March that creates a completely separate immigration policy for Utah. One of the bills signed by Gov. Gary Herbert would grant two-year work permits to illegal aliens who reside in Utah, provided they have no criminal records. Because federal law expressly forbids illegal aliens from working anywhere in the United States - including Utah - the law gives the governor until 2013 to negotiate a waiver with the federal government. Even if a waiver is not issued, Utah would begin issuing work permits to illegal aliens beginning in 2013.

The 1986 federal law prohibiting the employment of illegal aliens does not include provisions for waivers - a point that was noted by Utah’s own legislative attorneys. Thus, the executive branch has no authority to negotiate, much less issue, a waiver that would allow Utah to turn illegal aliens into legal guest workers. To do so would require the Obama administration to invalidate unilaterally a federal statute.

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an american

Tallahassee, FL

#2 Mar 31, 2011
The Otreasonist needs to be impeached! AA

Since: Sep 09

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#3 Mar 31, 2011
Giggle...love to see the reaction of the Magical Underwear People when they realize their state is being crowded with people who consume alcohol and sneer at learning English and adapting to American culture.
Speeders Kill Kids

Colorado Springs, CO

#4 Mar 31, 2011
Bammer should be screaming about utah meddling in immigration matters but, like the hypocrite he is, he allows this.
Proudnativist

Carmel, IN

#5 Mar 31, 2011
Maobama's main immigration policy consists of constantly blatantly kissing latino ass for votes at every turn in order to try to get reelected so he would then not have to worry about foisting on America his radical leftist agenda which he's been keeping secret in order to get reelected.
an american

Tallahassee, FL

#6 Apr 1, 2011
Proudnativist wrote:
Maobama's main immigration policy consists of constantly blatantly kissing latino ass for votes at every turn in order to try to get reelected so he would then not have to worry about foisting on America his radical leftist agenda which he's been keeping secret in order to get reelected.
He kissed alot of butts but sure did not help him in the Nov elections. Probably has chapped lips!! AA
Anonymous

Salina, KS

#7 Apr 1, 2011
Obama on Immigration and a Path to Citizenship

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spud

United States

#11 Apr 1, 2011
Obama has already laid his cards on the table. He's willing to defy the law in order to keep these people illegally in the US. But I never thought Utah would turn on its own people like this. It looks like it's time to clean house of these traitorous Utah politicians.
Anonymous

Salina, KS

#12 Apr 2, 2011
If the rest of us are really lucky, maybe just maybe all 12-20 million illegal aliens will move to Utah!
wibauxwoman

Riverton, UT

#13 Apr 2, 2011
copperpossum wrote:
Giggle...love to see the reaction of the Magical Underwear People when they realize their state is being crowded with people who consume alcohol and sneer at learning English and adapting to American culture.
Hey, I agree with you. Wish we had your Governor and legislature. Our Governor is whimpy and the legislators marched to the drum of the LDS church. A lot of us want to vote them out. We won't forget what they've done to our state.
Lone Nut

Heber City, UT

#14 Apr 6, 2011
Utah Republicans Are Stupid.

If it were just a random politician here or there, the voters could be forgiven. But it's not.

The pols know what they are doing is wrong, and they do it anyway. The voters know what they are doing is stupid, and they do it anyway.

The Church controls all of this, so what does that say ?
wibauxwoman

Riverton, UT

#16 Apr 6, 2011
Lone Nut wrote:
Utah Republicans Are Stupid.
If it were just a random politician here or there, the voters could be forgiven. But it's not.
The pols know what they are doing is wrong, and they do it anyway. The voters know what they are doing is stupid, and they do it anyway.
The Church controls all of this, so what does that say ?
I hope you are a registered voter, AND that you VOTED. If not, then you are part of the problem. If only the same people vote over and over, NOTHING will change. Put your vote where your complaint is. Against the people from your area who are holding holding office. Sen. Stuart Adams, Sen. Jerry Stevenson and Rep. Stephen Handy might be the culprits.

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