Utah Attorney General: Obama Immigration Plan a “Conservative” Solution
Utah’s Republican Attorney General Mark Shurtleff says President Obama immigration plan is totally within his power.
“This is clearly within the president’s power,” Shurtleff said. “I was pleased when the president announced it….”
Shurtleff added that the decision, by allowing children brought here illegally to go to school and work, could encourage them to stay out of gangs — which he called a “conservative” goal. He dismissed the claim that this would encourage further illegal immigration, noting that the president’s plan has a cutoff — you are only eligible if you came here before you turned 16 and are younger than 30, and have been in the country for at least five continuous years.