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Governor Disappointed with Immigration Reform Legislation Vote

Governor Disappointed with Immigration Reform Legislation Vote

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Andrew Adams, KSL NewsradioSome people in high places are disappointed, after the Senate fails to advance immigration reform legislation.

Governor Jon Huntsman is fired up, saying on "Let Me speak to the Governor," that the federal government doing nothing is the same as amnesty. "It further makes our borders much less secure because there was much in the bill that would have further fortified our borders," Huntsman explains. "It would have improved the H1BV system, which desperately needs to be fixed."

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch voted against moving forward. He believes the measure provides amnesty anyway. Advocates are now concerned states will freelance, making the situation even more complicated.

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