Shurtleff to Host Mountain West Immigration Summit

(KCPW News) Business, law enforcement, faith and government leaders will gather in Utah tomorrow to discuss immigration in the Mountain West Immigration Summit hosted by Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff.

“The biggest victim in this whole debate on immigration is the truth,” he tells KCPW. “We need to involve groups that have the same interests in doing real, comprehensive reform. The whole rush in states towards strict enforcement laws where we see happening first in Arizona then in other places is not working, and so we want to share our vision and what we’ve done here.”

Discussions at the summit will focus on how immigration affects the economy, security and faith.

Shurtleff says Utah is considered a leader in immigration reform, and meetings like this will help other states see that there are different options beyond just enforcement.

“When the rest of the country looks to Utah, when they say if a state like Utah, which is one of the reddest of red states with conservatives and so forth, if we can do something here, then they can do it anywhere. And so, everywhere I go people want to know how we did it,” says Shurtleff. “It’s basically a day full of information and really getting people excited about going to their states and spreading the message that there’s a better way to do reform.”

Representatives from Utah, Idaho, Colorado and Wyoming are scheduled to attend. The summit will be held at the City Center Marriott hotel in Salt Lake City.

Comments
  1. Tom McClenahan

    Is this by invitation only or open to those interested?

  2. Dave Francis

    POLITICIANS FLOUTING E-VERIFY AND IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT

    Don’t blow off mindless steam in comments or blogs; stop the unceasing complaining and aim your anger and frustration, at the politicians in Washington This chaos caused by unfettered immigration has not been just caused by the Obama administration, but former Bush, Clinton and others. THIS IS YOUR MONEY, TAXPAYERS MONEY–LEGISLATORS ARE SPENDING IN FINANCIALLY ACCOMMODATING ILLEGAL MIGRANTS AND IMMIGRANTS. On SPAN today I saw a smug featured Homeland Security Janet Napolitano making excuses for the Department Of In-Justice. Still informing us that our borders are secure, so why is Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina far from the border, fighting to save their small treasuries from Economic illegal aliens?

    The inception of incessant immigration happened on Ronald Reagan’s dime, known as the 1986 Immigration Control and Reform Act (IRCA) also known as the Simpson-Mazzoli bill. It was apparent from the start that this systematic legalization didn’t work, but because of the loopholes involved the original estimated 3.5, turned into 6 million unauthorized persons whole claimed amnesty. Now our country through fraudulent and abuse we are now carrying an estimated 20 million through chain migration and the unceasing millions of illegal aliens who have broken border rules and 40 percent who over stayed legal visas. The main attraction is criminal minded business owners, who since 1986 have felt comfortably in hiring discount labor. This includes the villains in the farming industry, who have violated labor laws, by keeping wages low and attributing to poor living conditions. Agriculture must also carry the guilt in placing the weight of education for their children and family health care on taxpayers.

    This is a brief description of the Simpson/ Mazzoli law:

    • Requirement for employers to attest to their employees’ immigration status.
    • Made it illegal to knowingly hire or recruit unauthorized immigrants.
    • Granting amnesty to certain seasonal agricultural illegal immigrants.
    • Granted amnesty to illegal immigrants who entered the United States before January 1, 1982 and had resided there continuously.


    The whole bill was a total disaster, as business owners has shown since that time, violated the law and ignored the American people. Both the Republicans and Democrats, pushed by the Liberals remained either ignorant to the fact or intentionally covertly assisted in this fiasco. The cost for this fraudulent outrageous experiment carried a price tag over a ten year period of $78 Billion dollars.
    Today—an estimated for full immigration reform, Amnesty, as assessed by THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION, a mind blowing $2.6 TRILLION OF YOUR DOLLARS.

    A labor economics Professor Vernon Briggs, of Cornell University stated:

    “The toleration of illegal immigration undermines all of our labor; it rips at the social fabric. It’s a race to the bottom. The one who plays by the rules is penalized… a guest worker program guarantees wages will never go up and there is no way American citizens can compete with guest workers.”

    The only way to cut them off from their lucrative jobs and show them who is really in charge, is tell the invaders is to embrace Rep. Lamar Smith” LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT” Pay attention and use the free faxing system to qualify the E-verify law. This is the same Washington switchboard number to insist that your local or federal politician to push a vote on the “THE LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT”. Contact Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH); House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA); House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) ; House Chairman of Ways & Means Committee Dave Camp (R-MI.)

    Call ALL these Other Members of the Ways & Means Committee to phone or fax for free. Your arguments and irate anger on the Internet, will most be ignored. But aides in the offices of these lawmakers cannot escape your voices and your wrath. Just keep on calling without hesitation, because the Liberal quacks, Democrat hard liners and the GOP minority establishment don’t want this law imposed. They are not working for Americans any more, but for the open border advocates and the corporate ‘K’ street lobbyists.

    BOTH SIDES OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE HAVE THEIR AGENDAS, ONE FOR PROFITS FROM ILLEGAL ALIEN LABOR, THE LEFT SIDE FOR A MASSIVE VOTING BLOCK.

    NEBRASKA, Rep. Berg, Rick (GOP) (202-225-2611) ; NEBRASKA, Rep. Smith, Adrian (GOP) (202-225-6435); LOUISIANA, Rep. Boustany, Charles (GOP) (202-225-2031); MICHIGAN, Rep. Camp, Dave (GOP) (202-225-3561) & (202-225-2031); KENTUCKY, Rep. Davis, Geoff (GOP) (202-225-3465); PENNSYLVANIA, Rep. Gerlach, Jim (GOP)(202-225-4315); KANSAS, Rep. Jenkins, Lynn (GOP)(202-225-6601); MINNESOTA, Rep. Paulsen, Erik (GOP)(202-225-2871); WASHINGTON, Rep. Reichert, Dave (GOP) (202-225-7761); WISCONSIN, Rep. Ryan, Paul (GOP) (202-225-3031) Tell these disinclined lawmakers that you are a voter and that they will be hearing from you in 2012.

    Whoever is pursuing the Presidency better push the mandatory E-Verify to their Audience, as the TEA PARTY is avidly listening to every word. In the following debates, either Perry, Romney, Cain, Gingrich, Bachmann, Paul, Huntsman, Santorum and Johnson will be under pressure to approve THE LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT (Bill H.R. 2885)

    As an addition through CHAIN MIGRATION and children of illegal aliens is accelerating past the 300.000 yearly entering our nation that taxpayers are forced to pay. This is outlandish paramount circumstance that economic illegal aliens, who steal into America, must have their violation supplemented by American dollars.

    If you want to fax, go to NumbersUSA or please call 202-224-3121 and ask for your U.S. Representative’s office to urge action in this next session in Congress.

    In our future elections and specifically the 2012 presidential vote, we must firmly oversee our absentee ballots and in the voting precincts. It is proven beyond any shadow of doubt, that illegal aliens are voting, which could be a major problems in close elections; but canvassing organizations of leftists activists and some Democrats are registering illegal aliens as in Texas, without restraint. This is not an isolated case, but rampant throughout this country. Read about voter fraud on the Internet.