The Deseret News has launched a seven part series on "undocumented workers" (politically correct term.) Regretably, it appears to be mainly a promotional, emotion laden propaganda piece apparently designed to prick Utahns' collective conscience to the plight of a few for the destruction of the principles and well being of many. In these United States, we either will have the "rule of law" or we will descend into the anarchy of no law at all followed by the tyranny of egalitarian results, open borders and eventual loss of sovereignty.
1 Note the error on automatic citizenship for children born in US as requiring Constitutional change; see HR 698-2005
This letter was submitted to the DNews to clarify the issue:
"As you purport to present "facts" in your extended series on illegal aliens, here is one error to correct. Rescinding the "right" to citizenship for those born in the US would NOT require a Constitutional Amendment. In fact, there is now legislation in Congress "To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to deny citizenship at birth to children born in the United States of parents who are not citizens or permanent resident aliens." HR698 currently has 45 sponsors (none from Utah), it presently languishes in the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims, but did obtain nine new sponsors in September. Perhaps a polite communication to our representatives is in order."
This would be an ideal time to WRITE OR CALL all UTAH congressmen and request their support for and cosponsorship of HR698.
2 Perhaps even more egregious is this one 30 Year Illegal Deported
Excerpts: "Home is the United States, the country that threw him out a year ago to the day of this interview with the Deseret Morning News. . . . Though he had lived in the United States illegally for some 30 years, Fernandez-Vargas assured her everything would be fine. . . . A truck driver, Fernandez-Vargas climbed into one of the two semis he owns. . . . He has been deported at least three times. But other than immigration violations he has no criminal record, according to his FBI rap sheet. . . . In July 1970, the former INS apprehended him near Nogales, Ariz., driving 13 undocumented immigrants to Boise. He didn't drive them across the border, but he had climbed a border fence to pick up an employer's van at a pre-arranged spot. . . . In the early 1970s, he entered into a marriage of convenience with a 40ish woman in Wyoming, believing it would be a path to permanent residency. . . . He worked on a Ogden city maintenance crew and as a truck driver in the metal salvage business until buying his own rigs. He earned as much as $50,000 some years and has consistently filed an income tax return. . . . The government also claims Fernandez-Vargas misrepresented his immigration history on his 2003 permanent residency application, indicating he'd never been deported. He and his wife don't deny there was misrepresentation but blame it on an Ogden woman they found through a radio ad to do the paperwork. "
Granted he may have gotten a bad deal, but the question will eventually be decided in COURT where all matters of law are decided. One only has to ask if the DNews will be presenting a similar bleeding heart sob story about some who were NOT able to come to the US LEGALLY because they were not close enough to the border. I'm sure that are more than a few excellent examples cases. e.g.