(UNEDITED)In neither 1787 (the Constitutional Convention) nor 1868 (14th amendment) did U.S. have immigration laws. A post Civil War amendment was passed to provide former slaves citizenship of state and country. In 1965 this 14th amendment was "interpreted" to bequeath citizenship to babies born to illegal aliens as anchor against parents being deported and as sponsor for child's parents, grandparents, siblings, sibling/spouses into U.S. citizenship. These new citizens can then sponsor more relatives in unending chain migration.
The 13-20 million illegal aliens in US cost federal taxpayers $113 Billion yearly for health care, education, incarceration. Utah pays another $453 Million for our 150,000-200,000 illegals; $660 per citizen household. The average American worker earns $1,700 less annually (Harvard economist George Borjas) therefore paying less tax while demands increase. More Billions in funeral and other victimization costs are borne by private citizens.
The federal government ignores Constitution duty to "protect the states from invasion" thereby destroying US foundation in law. State/local laws are enacted in self defense.
The present bill presented by Rep Stephen Sandstronm reflects, as the Arizona law does, unenforced federal immigration law. This bill must pass and be enforced to save Utah finances and prevent more murders like Jesse Martinez, Joseph Cruddy, Daniel Johnson, Verlee Hunt, Officer Josie Fox, etc.