Utah identifies 2 allegedly behind...

Utah identifies 2 allegedly behind...

There are 4 comments on the WWTC-AM Eagan story from Jul 16, 2010, titled Utah identifies 2 allegedly behind.... In it, WWTC-AM Eagan reports that:

Utah officials have identified at least two state workers who apparently breached a state database to create a list of 1,300 purported illegal immigrants.

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Since: Apr 08

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#1 Jul 16, 2010
According to the article:
"Intentionally releasing a private record in Utah is a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. If someone stole such a record, it could be prosecuted as a felony with a penalty punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine."

Federal immigration code reads, in part:
" knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation;"

Seems to me if they know there are illegals, they are violating the law by not reporting them.

Kingsport, TN

#2 Jul 16, 2010
Thats true, they are breaking the law by hiding the fact they are in utah, and collecting some type of citizen welfare beifit. If they try to do anything to those who turned in the illegals , i hope they sue Utah into bankruptcy.

Since: Jan 10

United States

#3 Jul 16, 2010
If the people on the list are indeed in this country illegally the employees who 'leaked' the names should be given medals and pay raises! In my book they're heroes!

Dublin, OH

#4 Jul 16, 2010
Cox said most of the people on the list are there because their children are receiving benefits.

Herbert said there are two benefits administered by the state _ food stamps and prenatal care _ that would provide information that could indicate someone is in the country illegally. The state keeps records of the relatives of those receiving benefits because it has to know what each person's household income is before benefits are issued....

This is why there needs to be mandatory reporting and enforcement. They know who many of the area illegal aliens are and nothing is done!

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