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Letter: Don’t tempt immigrants with ‘milk and honey’
First Published Jul 11 2014 05:20 pm • Last Updated Jul 13 2014 12:59 pm

In reference to ("Business poll: Utahns want immigration reform now," July 10), it doesn’t surprise me that such a high percentage say they want "immigration reform," especially when one considers the recent invasion of illegals who keep coming across our southern border. Most people who are paying attention to what is happening realize that something has to be done.

All the talk about liberalizing our immigration laws and giving a pathway to citizenship, along with a president who has relaxed existing laws, is very likely the cause of the southern border invasion. These things open the door to the "milk and honey" temptations that people of the third worlds see.

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The sad thing is that many of our citizen, church and business leaders have supported this travesty and have therefore encouraged the lawbreaking.

Is it any wonder that such a high percentage of those polled say that we need reform?

While there may be merit in increasing our visa numbers to allow more skilled and agriculture workers to come here, strict reform on illegally employing undocumented workers and tightening our border security is undoubtedly what most citizens see as meaningful immigration reform.

Bill Barton

West Jordan

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