Taking to the air in support of the Utah Compact

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Since it’s unveiling Nov. 11, nearly 3,000 people have joined business, community, political and religious leaders and added their names in support of The Utah Compact. That impressive groundswell of support has people thinking about the real effects of immigration legislation on the economy, law enforcement, families and what it says about us as a free society.

Yesterday, Senator Jake Garn and Chamber Executive Vice President Natalie Gochnour joined KSL’s Bruce Lindsay on “Sunday Edition” to discuss The Utah Compact.

Video Courtesy of KSL.com

We continue to encourage all Utahns to read The Utah Compact and to add their names to the list of supporters.

Paper of Record weighs in favorably on The Utah Compact

Monday, December 6th, 2010

The Utah Compact has received tremendous support from the day of its unveiling and the Salt Lake Chamber continues to support the five principles to guide Utah’s immigration discussion as the framework for any legislation.

The list of signatories has grown to over 2,500 including political, business, community and religious leaders. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a statement of support. Numerous publications have weighed in on The Compact, most recently, The New York Times.

In the Sunday edition of The New York Times, the editorial board writes:

A clearer expression of good sense and sanity than Utah’s would be hard to find. It says immigration is an issue between the federal government and other countries — “not Utah and other countries.” It says local police agencies should focus on fighting crime, “not civil violations of federal code.” Because “strong families are the foundation of successful communities,” it opposes policies that unnecessarily separate them. It recognizes immigrants’ value as workers and taxpayers.

You can read the full article here (NEW YORK TIMES).