March 7, 2011

A STATE WITH A FUTURE:

Utah G.O.P. Adopts Immigration Alternative (JULIA PRESTON, 3/07/11, NY Times)

In the first move by a state to extend legal recognition to illegal immigrant laborers, the Utah Legislature has passed immigration bills that include a guest worker program that would allow unauthorized foreigners to work legally in the state.

With the immigration package, passed in both chambers of the Republican-controlled Legislature late Friday, Utah made a sharp break with the hard-line trend in state immigration legislation that has been led by Arizona, which passed a strict enforcement law last April. [...]

The guest worker bill came after intense lobbying by business and farm groups as well as by some immigrant advocates, and it enjoyed the quiet but all-important endorsement of the Mormon Church.


Posted by Orrin Judd at March 7, 2011 5:30 PM
blog comments powered by Disqus
« BUT THE TARGET IS 60: | Main | SHE'S NORMALLY MORE PERCEPTIVE: »