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Feb. 4 "Rule of Law" Rally at Capitol
(News for 2/4/04)

Note: Accountability Utah was asked by the hosts of this meeting to announce it on our Website.  We applaud their efforts and initiative and hope that many such rallies and actions follow.  As with other Web resources we provide, Accountability Utah does not necessarily endorse this organization, site, or all the views expressed thereon.

When: Wednesday, February 4, at 10:30am

Where: State Capitol, Salt Lake City, South Steps

The following is a message from one of the rally sponsors, UFIRE (Utahans For Immigration Reform and Enforcement):

As many of you are aware the National Battleground on illegal immigration has moved to Utah. Nationally the President and his supporters have proposed Open Borders with Mexico, to include Amnesty and Social Security benefits. In this effort the states have been roped into helping the cause by providing benefits for illegal aliens such as instate College Tuition and Drivers Licenses. This is where Utah comes into the picture.

  • Utah is 1 of 4 states that allows illegal aliens to get a valid Drivers License.

  • Utah is 1 of half a dozen states that allow illegal aliens to get Instate College Tuition

  • Utah does nothing to enforce our voter registration laws.

  • Utah accepts the Matricula Consular card.

  • Utah has a major problem with the Sanctuary Laws.

And all of this needs to change!

To change this UFIRE (Utahans For Immigration Reform and Enforcement) has been working for several months to draft the bills and find the support at our Capitol to change these laws. We currently have bills drafted and ready to run that will change all of these problems but we need your help.

The other side if this issue is very organized and motivated and have had the ear of our legislature for years now. We must rise to this challenge. This is why UFIRE was formed to organize the people of Utah and give them direction in changing these laws.

Let me give you an example of what we can expect. Just the other day I had an appointment with the Governors Chief of Staff to talk about these issues. Unfortunately I could not make it as I was busy preparing our bills in the Legislature. I learned today that quite the greeting had been prepared. Representatives from an Aztlan group, La MeCha and La Razta were there. This being true I am sorry that I missed it. They are playing for keeps and we can expect a very organized and passionate opposition to the Rule of Law. Just as we have seen everywhere else.

As part of our effort to change these laws we are holding a rally at the Capitol to show the Legislators that the people of Utah care, they are watching and they expect these laws to be repealed.

We need your help. If this is important to you, you must show up. If we have a rally and 20 or 30 people show up the Legislature will not listen. If we have 100 they might. If we have hundreds they must. Our Legislators need to see that there is support for these changes. If we cannot demonstrate support we may not get these laws changed.

When I first sent this notice out I received a call from an elderly couple. They wanted to verify the day and time of the rally because they had a doctors appointment during the rally. The doctor was a specialist and they scheduled that appointment two months ago. They promptly rescheduled. It is that important. If they can show that kind of support for the Rule of Law so can you.

For more information go to our website at: www.ufire.net

Or give me a call.

I hope to see all of you out there. This is the least that you can do to change these laws!

Please pass this on to all of your friends, family and coworkers and please let them know they are also invited. We encourage you to bring your Children as well. It is our time to act!

Warmest regards,
Rep Matt Throckmorton (ret)
Cofounder of UFIRE
(801) 687-0453



For more information on this topic, see House Bill 109 on our Bill Tracking Sheet, as well as "Illegal Aliens" on our Other Resources page.

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