Will the Deseret News’ Spanish-language newspaper just encourage more illegals?

I’m asking the question so Congressman Jason Chavitz and state representative Mike Noel don’t have to.

The Deseret News has announced it has begun publishing a Spanish-language newspaper to serve Utah’s growing Spanish-speaking community which now represents about 20 percent of the state’s population.

El Observador is a Spanish-language newspaper launched by Deseret Management Corp. It will be published three times a week, with the weekend edition emphasizing features, family and entertainment. Initial circulation will be 10,000 home deliveries weekly, with another 15,000 copies distributed on racks and by hand delivery. . .

El Observador will be distributed Tuesdays, Thursdays and on weekends. Readers can pay $1.25 to subscribe for home delivery. Weekend editions are free, and will be distributed at Catholic churches and Hispanic social events.

At a time when newspapers in general are struggling to stay afloat, this is an interesting move on the part of the LDS Church. But despite my tongue-in-cheek headline above, I do think it’s a good thing. I expect we may hear some harsh criticisms from other quarters.

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  1. #1 by Larry Bergan on February 12, 2010 - 2:16 am

    I think this is a good idea too.

  2. #2 by Larry Bergan on February 13, 2010 - 3:19 am

    I’m too old to learn Spanish, but my hope is for all of us to vote fairly and accurately, know who we REALLY are, and treat each other fairly.

    Basic stuff!

  3. #3 by jorge riveros on May 19, 2010 - 11:20 am

    Excellent newspaper, not bias, very, specific, getting to the entire family. Reinaldo Escobar does an objective and extraordinary research. Congratulations to the whole crew.

  4. #4 by brewski on May 20, 2010 - 8:03 am

    I don’t think we are doing enough to help the Spanish speaking community. I think we need to change the name of every place in Utah so that the Spanish speaking community feels more welcome and shouldn’t be burderend with the task of learning English. For example, Salt Lake City should formally change its name to “Ciudad Lago de Sal” and this website needs to change its name to “Uno de Utah”. And mostly, our schools should just give up the racist Anglo-centric practice of conducting lessons in English and switch to all Spanish all the time. All schools should change their names, so, for example, West High School should be named “Escuela Secundaria de Oeste”.

  5. #5 by Dwight Sheldon Adams on May 25, 2010 - 9:53 am

    Gosh. Somebody’s bitter. Add (not “replace an English one with”) a Spanish-language newspaper to the already vast list of American media and all of a sudden we’re a Spanish-speaking nation!

    Calm down, Brewski. Save your strawmen for a time when you can actually pull them off.

    –Dwight

  6. #6 by brewski on May 25, 2010 - 6:44 pm

    I was kidding.

  7. #7 by Dwight Sheldon Adams on May 26, 2010 - 11:09 am

    Me too.

  8. #8 by Dwight Sheldon Adams on May 26, 2010 - 11:09 am

    :-D

  9. #9 by jorge riveros on May 26, 2010 - 10:44 pm

    Guys people needs to get the facts straight, not what fox news wants to tell according to their agenda. Analize the information, mostly is not accurate. Immigration is a must to resolve A.S.A.P.
    It will be the future of the economy in U.S.A.
    Trust the experts, College Professors, Researchers, Humans Right, Amnesty International, and many others.

  10. #10 by Anonymous on May 27, 2010 - 8:15 am

    Nobody believes that jorge, and this country’s people are about to explain it to the experts in fine detail.

    Analyze any other nation’s immigration policy, including Mexico’s and you will soon be getting all of that kind of law and policy with regard to illegal aliens and their employers ASAP.

    Wake up, the experts are the clowns that have brought it to this point. Meanwhile, the cheap coke and meth from MessyCo is really stimulating the US economy.

  11. #11 by Anonymous on May 27, 2010 - 9:16 am

    O boy Obama gonna have his hands full. The “tolerance” of the American people for foreign criminality within its own borders is at its end.

    http://www.wvwnews.net/story.php?id=8947

  12. #12 by cav on May 27, 2010 - 2:09 pm

    I’m pretty fed up with criminality of any sort – foreign or domestic.

  13. #13 by Anonymous on May 28, 2010 - 8:35 am

    Start with the foreigners and then move on the domestics. Plain and simple, a ten year old can figure it out.

    If it isn’t done, the risk is a phenomenon that occurs in America when the corruption and traitor like behavior at the top, and on down the strata of society can no longer be tolerated…another Andy Jackson like character…hoo boy. The meme being if the country is being run by criminals and supported by wayward citizens with no interest in justice, then Andy decided he would be the tyrant, and just show how to all these fools, a proper tyranny is effected.

    He ‘aint on the 20 fer nuthin’.

  14. #14 by Anonymous on May 28, 2010 - 10:38 am

    More Massachusetts mayhem!! What happened to Democrats when they lost Teddy’s seat is going to torpedo them come November and clowns like this man will be all the State needs to put this nonsense to rest for GOOD!

    http://cofcc.org/2010/05/ha-ha-amnesty-activist-politician-rear-ended-by-drunk-illegal-alien-wearing-mexican-costume-illegal-alien-laughed-at-police-when-told-the-seriousness-of-his-crime/

  15. #15 by Larry Love on July 9, 2010 - 10:39 am

    Figures show that 70% of the hispanic population of Utah is here legally. Even if you are trying to reach the undocumented portion of the population in order to educate them on certain aspects that is also another idea. Understand that “Unlawful Presence” is a Civil infraction not a criminal one. If they are caught crossing the border it is a federal criminal class B misdemeanor and they are deported. If they are not caught it is only Civil unless your in AZ then it is criminal and they will be able to ask for a jury trial etc…. Lawyers are excited for the extra money.

    http://www.nj.com/morristown/index.ssf/2008/04/christie_clarifies_illegal_imm.html
    This is a site that clarifies illegal’s, criminal or civil offense.

  16. #16 by brewski on July 9, 2010 - 12:08 pm

    As this link explains, for either offense (civil or criminal) deportation is the most common punishment. So either way, the Federal law (civil or criminal) calls for deportation.

  17. #17 by jorge on July 9, 2010 - 1:56 pm

    Anonymous :
    Nobody believes that jorge, and this country’s people are about to explain it to the experts in fine detail.
    Analyze any other nation’s immigration policy, including Mexico’s and you will soon be getting all of that kind of law and policy with regard to illegal aliens and their employers ASAP.
    Wake up, the experts are the clowns that have brought it to this point. Meanwhile, the cheap coke and meth from MessyCo is really stimulating the US economy.

  18. #18 by jorge on July 9, 2010 - 2:19 pm

    Entrepreneurs, factory owners, business owners, hotel owners, and many others like and they want this situation, because they can have cheap labor without paying medical, dental or any type of insurance. According to the Pew Hispanic Center less than 5% of the 148 millions of workers are undocumented. In Utah 5.8 %. The census show that immigrants have the less paid jobs and conform the fifth part of the full time with under paid jobs. And only are the 5% the well paid jobs.

  19. #19 by brewski on July 11, 2010 - 4:35 pm

    So Jorge, are you saying that if our unemployment rate is 9.5% and 5% of the workforce is illegal, then without the illegals then our unemployment rate would be 4.5%?

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