My View: Utah is leading the immigration debate

The apparent euphoria over recent developments in national immigration reform belies the very partisan politics that always seem to doom its progress. While we should be encouraged by the news of a bipartisan group of senators seeking common ground, combined with President Barrack Obama’s unequivocal endorsement that the time is now right, we’d do better to skip the wishful thinking and work to ensure a thorough and intelligent debate.

Utah is doing its part in that debate. We set the example for Congress. Our HB 116 is the blueprint to meet the objectives stated by President Obama: accountability, public safety and legalization.

To read the rest of Paul Mero’s op-ed in the Deseret News, click here.