Re "Guest-worker law's startup stirs debate" (Tribune, Nov. 21):
Proponents of Utah's guest-worker law suggest that implementing it spurs congressional action on immigration. But the law is not the compassionate salve to immigrant woes many bill it to be.
After it was passed, many immigrants lost thousands of dollars buying phony permits. Implementing the law means a new run of immigrant scamming by unscrupulous individuals claiming a permit is legally valid long before any potential federal waivers make it so.