Gary Herbert on Immigration


Find solutions to tough issues where feds abdicated

On issues like immigration, where the federal government has abdicated its responsibility and stepped aside, we must step forward. We have been sent here by the voters to find solutions to tough issues. Immigration reform is but one example of how we mus achieve a new level of collaboration, commitment, and initiative. As we undertake this work, let us never forget our obligation to respect each other--even when we disagree.
Source: 2011 Utah State of the State Address , Jan 26, 2011

Failure to secure borders emblematic of misplaced priorities

The failure of our nation to secure its borders is emblematic of a federal government with misplaced priorities. The number of immigrants who are in the US illegally is creating societal challenges and costs that simply can no longer go unaddressed. I submit some guiding principles that should be considered as we discuss immigration reform options:
  1. There must be respect for the law.
  2. The federal government has a responsibility to secure our borders, to enforce immigration laws, and to draft meaningful immigration policy.
  3. There must be greater accountability from the private sector.
  4. The Utah solutions should recognize and respect the humanity of all people. Immigration reform efforts must be fair, colorblind and race-neutral.
  5. We must provide appropriate tools for law enforcement.
  6. We must relieve the burden on taxpayers. There are significant societal costs associated with illegal immigration that simply must be addressed.
Source: 2010 gubernatorial campaign website, garyherbert.com , Jan 1, 2010

Other governors on Immigration: Gary Herbert on other issues:
UT Gubernatorial:
Rocky Anderson
UT Senatorial:
Orrin Hatch

Gubernatorial Debates 2015:
KY: Conway(D) vs.Bevin(R)
LA: Vitter(R) vs.Dardenne(R) vs.Edwards(D)
MS: Bryant(R) vs.Slater(D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2016:
DE: Bonini(D) vs.Carney(R)
IN: Pence(R) vs.Gregg(D)
MO: Hanaway(R) vs.Brunner(R)
MT: Bullock(D) vs.Perea(R)
NC: McCrory(R) vs.Cooper(D) vs.Spaulding(D)
ND: Dalrymple(R) vs.Heitkamp(D) vs.Pomeroy(D)
NH: Hassan(D) vs.Bradley(R)
OR: Brown(D)
UT: Herbert(R) vs.Matheson(D)
VT: Shumlin(D)
WA: Inslee(D) vs.Bryant(R)
WV: Kessler(R) vs.Cole(D)
Newly-elected governors (first seated in Jan. 2015):
AK-I: Bill Walker
AR-R: Asa Hutchinson
AZ-R: Doug Ducey
IL-R: Bruce Rauner
MA-R: Charlie Baker
MD-R: Larry Hogan
NE-R: Pete Ricketts
OR-D: Kate Brown
PA-D: Tom Wolf
RI-D: Gina Raimondo
TX-R: Greg Abbott

Lame ducks 2015-16:
DE-D: Jack Markell
(term-limited 2016)
KY-D: Steve Beshear
(term-limited 2015)
LA-R: Bobby Jindal
(term-limited 2015)
MO-D: Jay Nixon
(term-limited 2016)
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
(retiring 2016)
WV-D: Earl Ray Tomblin
(term-limited 2016)
Civil Rights
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Local Issues
Social Security
Tax Reform

Search for...

Page last updated: Jul 04, 2015