Basically, the “Utah Compact” group, consisting of governmental and business elites, wants the State to do nothing (leaving everything to the dependable, do-nothing Federal government) on illegal immigration. On the other hand, they do want to state to create a defacto amnesty via a local guest worker program (thoughts on that here).
They continue to want everyone to observe one-sided compassion (see here too) for the humanity of illegal immigrants while hoping everyone will join them in turning a blind eye to the victims of illegal immigrants. Many of those victims (tens of thousands in Utah alone, see here too) are children who’s identities have been stolen and fraudulently used (along with fraudulent documents). All of which are Federal felonies. Better yet, you could be arrested because your identity was compromised. Bear in mind, a good portion of this group disliked and watered-down the recently passed State legislation (and hoped to kill it in special session) requiring employer use of E-Verify which would significantly help reduce child identity theft.
We are also expected to ignore the humanity of legal immigrants and prospective legal immigrants who are doing the right thing and following the irritating process. Nor should we pay any attention to the fact that what is proposed would ignore the humanity of immigrants who’s borders are not adjacent to ours.
Take careful note that the vague Compact uses the old trick of lumping legal and illegal immigrants together as “immigrants”. There is a big difference. For one thing, legal immigrants don’t need the compact’s guest worker proposal as they already have work permits. The compact is entirely geared for illegal immigrants.
Finally, the group urges local law enforcement to entirely ignore illegal immigrants and focus “on criminal activities”. Based on the calculated avoidance of identity theft victims, I’m left to wonder if the group considers ID theft and document fraud a legitimate crime. Fortunately, they can not hide nor deny the existence of real victims of these crimes (video reports).