Bill Richardson 
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Re: “LDS-Owned Paper Asks for Tolerance for Immigrants

1956,
Please also consider the following (especially as such are applicable to Hispanic illegal immigrants):
-- Immigrants are, without reservation, an economic boon to our economy.
-- Immigrants commit less crime than the general "white" population.
-- Immigrants don't take jobs away from Americans
-- Immigrants use the emergency room less than citizens do

BTW, congratulations on your English proficiency as well as your education. I've got a doctorate -- so what. Your arguments stand or fall based on their own facts or lies, and on their own logic or illogic.

Posted by Bill Richardson on 10/12/2010 at 12:42 PM

Re: “LDS-Owned Paper Asks for Tolerance for Immigrants

1956model,

You raise an important issue. Just why are the "illegals" such a problem? "Illegal is illegal" right? Chances are that your installation of an electrical outlet in your yard is illegal -- at least if you don't go get a permit to do so and comply with the applicable electrical codes. See, what I have a problem with is the hypocrisy at play here. People violate the laws of the land in many ways but we seem to only care (in this instance) about the people whom we invited here under no uncertain terms. Whether it be copyright laws, building codes, traffic offenses, sexual offenses (many states - Utah included- define sodomy as any sex that isn't essentially missionary sex), tax laws, zoning codes, we can all seem to look the other way. But when in comes to immigrants, everybody gets all exercised about them.

Posted by Bill Richardson on 10/12/2010 at 12:29 PM

Re: “LDS-Owned Paper Asks for Tolerance for Immigrants

Paul,
It's called competition. In a competitive society such as ours, the lowest prices are achieved through price competition. This incentive (along with poor enforcement) has led contractors to utilize cheap immigrant labor so that they can undercut the competition. Homebuilders seek the lowest bid so that they can beat the price of the competition in the housing market. Contractors work on relatively small margins and do everything possible to get an economic advantage. Homebuilders did the same where the cost of materials was increasing. Please reconsider your economic theories.

Posted by Bill Richardson on 09/22/2010 at 6:55 PM

Re: “LDS-Owned Paper Asks for Tolerance for Immigrants

Chris, ever copy a CD or sheet music for a friend. Now that would be breaking the federal law. Overstaying a visa is not even a crime. Wake up people. Ever install an extra outlet in the back yard without a permit? How about that shed you built without a permit? There are thousands of other examples that could be put forth. Get off your self righteous high horse.

Posted by Bill Richardson on 09/21/2010 at 12:05 AM

Re: “LDS-Owned Paper Asks for Tolerance for Immigrants

Speaking as an LDS Republican from Arizona where the immigration problem is allegedly at its worst, I say that we are responsible for the influx of immigrants here in the US. For the last twenty five years we have clearly posted two signs at the border. The first says, "No Trespassing." The second sign says "Help Wanted." It is no wonder that those who are struggling to survive at 25cents and hour try to find somewhere where they can have a future.

I have a hard time with my brothers and sisters who waive the 12th Article of Faith around and completely ignore the 13th Article of Faith. This is especially troubling because of the inherent hypocrisy in making that assertion. Plenty of you were happy to have your homes, streets, offices, etc. built at rock bottom rates with cheap immigrant labor but now you suddenly don't want them here after they have established a life here with their families?

Think of the 2000 stripling warriors. Where did they come from? They were a people from another land who were accepted by another people. They were nourished and the whole population was blessed because of the righteousness and valiance of their sons. Interesting parallel at least. Moreover, consider to whom this land was promised? LDS naysayers need to think twice about this issue and at least avoid the hypocrisy.

Bill Richardson Mesa, AZ

Posted by Bill Richardson on 09/21/2010 at 12:00 AM

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