Thursday, April 10, 2008

GOP Illegal Immigration Platform Plank Proposal

This proposed plank was not considered at the Convention, as the meeting was adjourned (again) before resolutions or platform amendments were heard.

As the current Utah Republican Party Platform is silent on the incredible important, and currently prominent, issue of illegal immigration; the following is presented as a proposed addition to the Utah Republican Party Platform for consideration at the 2008 Utah Republican party Convention on May 10, 2008.

The proposal resulted from discussions with many staunch Republicans and borrowed gratefully from the Republican Party platform of the Great State of Texas, (and Iowa, CA, NV, NC, etc.) and the sentiments of Republican Party platforms since 1880. Please see the articles below for those planks.


America is a stronger and better nation because of the hard work and entrepreneurial spirit of legal immigrants, and the Republican Party honors them. We believe that control of our borders is an urgent national security interest and our national sovereignty depends on those secure borders.
  • We oppose illegal immigration and all forms of amnesty, or legal status, for illegal immigrants.
  • We support suspending automatic U.S. citizenship to children born to illegal immigrant parents.
  • We oppose granting government benefits to those illegally present in the US.
  • We oppose any temporary or "guest" worker program that would offer an automatic path to citizenship.
  • We believe that current laws against employing illegal immigrants should be vigorously enforced, particularly to stem the now too common crime of identity theft in obtaining employment.

This proposed platform addition was first on the agenda at the 2006 nominating convention, but not considered. It was again submitted for consideration at the 2007 Organizing Convention, but deemed out of place as platform consideration are made at Nominating Conventions.

This year the proposal was modified slightly at the suggestion of the State C&B Committee, acting as the Platform committee.

1 comment:

Jon M said...

It's tough for me to swallow the multiple new pland and proposals that get tossed around wrt the immigration issue - when in reality we have a major weapon against the problem that's not being used. It's called eVerify, and it works like a charm. That's the problem for many - it works too well, and we've become reliant on an incompetent system that is designed to allow illegals to slip through. -eb-5 green card holder