Utah Representative Talks Immigration Reform

Published on July 08, 2014 at 12:55PM

Utah Representative Chris Stewart says that now is the time to act when it comes to immigration reform. In an interview with ABC 4 Utah, Stewart said he doesn’t see a long term reform fix any time soon, but says it’s clear something needs to be done now. Stewart said, “We’re just gun shy from [President Obama] and his willingness to move out on his own and interpret the laws as he sees them, to change the law, to ignore the laws, to modify the laws.” Stewart says he favors permanent legal status as a compromise, but doesn’t expect any agreement this year. The president has asked congress for $2 billion to add resources on the border in the short term. Stewart believes the funding will be given.