Last updated on: 5/4/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Deseret News Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Right now, illegal aliens are in violation of immigration regulations. Freeway speedsters are bigger scofflaws. But to jack unlawful residency violations up to felonies shows not only callousness, but a lack of imagination on the part of lawmakers. It also displays a complete lack of understanding of the havoc the move will create.

If the House has its way, when the student visa of a father of four from India expires, when a tourist from England overstays her welcome or a contracted worker from Colombia doesn’t get his papers renewed on time, they become ‘desperadoes’ — desperate criminals on a par with the thugs who rob liquor stores at gunpoint. Please. The only desperate souls here are the lawmakers who choose to throw good people in the clink and throw up their hands because they are bankrupt of ideas.”

“Don’t Make Illegals Felons,” Deseret News, Editorial, Dec. 30, 2005

Description:

“Three years after Brigham Young led Mormon pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847, the first issue of the Deseret News was pulled off a small hand-cranked press. This eight-page newspaper was the first published in what was then called the territory of Deseret. Although the state of Utah has long-since replaced the old territory, the Deseret News retained its original name. In 2003 the paper switched to morning delivery and today the Deseret Morning News is published daily as Utah’s oldest — but most modern — newspaper. Over the years, the Deseret Morning News has earned hundreds of awards for writing, reporting, design and community service, including the Pulitzer Prize.”

“Contact Us,” deseretnews.com (accessed Jul. 26, 2007)

Mission:

None found

Other:
Daily Newspaper
Quoted in:
  1. Should Overstaying a Visa Be Considered a Federal Crime instead of a Civil Offense?