Utah’s Republican legislators are reportedly planning to continue to pursue an immigration law similar to the law passed in Arizona. A local political activist, who is part of the Tea Party and Independence Caucus organizations, says she does not support the Arizona law.Michelle King says the Arizona law is based on federal law and she has been studying the history of immigration. King says she has learned that federal law is based on racism and protectionism.”It all started with the history of immigration,” King explains. “It all started with the Chinese Exclusion Act which is excluding the Chinese from America because people in California didn’t like them there. I feel like you’re supporting laws that are based on bad principals. There’s probably a better way.”King says we need to make our immigration laws more supportive of real needs and real problems and real solutions rather than continuing a history of things that were not necessarily correct principles.
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