If you have followed the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce’s immigration policy (contained in HB116), you would have to anticipate that they are giddy over Obama’s latest immigration policy. The Chamber and their supporters such as Mark Shurtleff, Sutherland Institute, and LDS Church Public Affairs are well aware of the identity theft, among other crimes, linked to illegal immigration as well as the victims of these crimes. They’ve done well casting blind eye to the victims (even to the point of laughing) and cavalierly dismissing the crime.
Some leaked documents indicate that Shurtleff (who is being invited to White House functions) and the Salt Lake Chamber have their wish (emphasis added):
Fox News has obtained an internal document detailing how the Department of Homeland Security plans to implement what critics say amounts to an amnesty policy for what could be more than one million illegal immigrants.
According to the documents, illegal immigrants convicted of felonies or misdemeanors under “state immigration laws” may be granted deferred action. Those who have repeatedly entered the United States illegally will also be eligible. And traffic violations would not be considered a misdemeanor…
…Sessions told Fox News that according to his understanding of the implementation documents, illegal immigrants who are using stolen or fraudulent Social Security numbers in order to gain employment will not be charged with a crime.
The Daily Caller has also reported on this earlier in the week: Obama immigration policy opens work permit door to ID thieves, jailed illegals, uninsured drivers
Heh. No wonder the Salt Lake Chamber fell over themselves to declare immigration policy off-limits to states.