Matt Page is a self proclaimed “Utah Mormon”, “Bollywood Liberal”, and “Rabble Rouser” – Although he is not entirely sure what the words “Rabble” or “Rouser” really mean (in fact maybe he shouldn’t be allowed to make self-proclamations after all). He is an artist and writer who goes by the online name Matsby. While he has recently contributed his artistic and comedic talents to BCC, you may know him best from his personal Religious Blog . Welcome Brother Matsby!
There’s been a lot of talk about immigration lately around the Bloggernacle and I am afraid to say it, but I think maybe we are all ignoring the biggest problem in this debate.
When most people think about immigration, they think about how it affects states like California, New Mexico, and Texas (wait, is Texas still a state?). But they don’t often think about the fact that Utah has immigration problems of its own. And of course, you are saying “Yeah, yeah. We know Idaho is a problem,” but I am not even talking about Idahoans. We have plenty of immigration problems right here within the state itself.
Do you even know how many people from Spanish Fork sneak across the border and take American Fork jobs and commit crimes on American Fork soil? I don’t know how many either, but I understand it’s quite a bit more than I should be comfortable with. So I am NOT comfortable with it.
We need to go down there and help protect the American Fork border before it’s too late. Because if we just sit by and let them do whatever they want, then before you know it, the American Fork kids will be forced to speak Spanish Fork in public schools – and if you ever call a business in American Fork you will have to “Press 1 to proceed in American Fork“.
I know I may sound like I am worrying too much, but I think local immigration issues are something we should all be worried about.