Lieutenant governor discusses Utah immigration laws

Utah will have to come up with an immigration law soon, according to Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell who spoke yesterday at Utah State University.Later, on KVNU’s “For the People” show, Bell said 75 percent of people in Arizona support the state’s tough immigration law, but the economy has been hurt because of the opposition.Bell said Governor Gary Herbert hosted a successful summit dealing with immigration several weeks ago.Bell said, “He developed seven principals: respect the law; try to get the feds to take responsibility; accountability in the private sector so we don’t have cheap labor which is preying on the immigrant, the illegal; respect for humanity; no racial prejudice; law enforcement has to have appropriate tools, but we also need to be aware of the burden on the tax payer.”Bell said hopefully Utah can come up with a friendly solution to the immigration problem, which he said is actually a federal issue.

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