Immigration Archive

Political Cornflakes: Mia Love Gets a Mentor. Reaction to Immigration Plan

(KCPW News) Utah Congresswoman-elect Mia Love got a veteran Republican as her mentor, to help her learn the ropes in Washington. To

SL Co. Settles Lawsuit Over Immigration Law

(KCPW News) A lawsuit pitting Salt Lake County against a man it detained over immigration status has been settled. Enrique Uroza will receive

Utah, Intermountain Leaders Back Immigration Reform

(KCPW News) A letter on immigration reform, co-signed by leaders from six different Mountain West states, got a boost from prominent Utahns

Rep. Stewart Confronts Immigration Reform Proponents

(KCPW News) United States Representative Chris Stewart faced a bombardment of questions related to immigration reform on Thursday. The congressman from Utah’s

White House Calls on Shurtleff to Help With Immigration Reform

Earlier this week, President Obama declared ‘Now is the time’ to take action on immigration. The President isn’t wasting any time; Mr.

CityViews 9/19/12: Stories of Immigration/The Small Business Engine

Segment 1: Salt Lake City attorney Mark Alvarez has weighed in on the immigration debate and immigration policy for years. He says

Issues Facing Latinos in Colorado, Nevada Could Shape Election

While Utah can hardly be considered a swing state in this year’s presidential election, its neighbors to the east and west are

Public Weighs in on Immigration Discussions

What should Utah’s immigration laws look like in the future? A commission designed to help answer that question heard from the public

Lawmakers: Changes to Come to Utah’s Immigration Laws

In light of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down much of Arizona’s immigration law last week, Utah policymakers are talking

Shurtleff: Supreme Court Ruling Mostly a Win for Utah’s Law

Utah’s top law enforcement official says today’s Supreme Court ruling striking down much of Arizona’s illegal immigration enforcement law is mostly a

New Law Aims to Protect Utah Immigrants

Immigrants and refugees in Utah will soon have more protection when looking for help. In just a few weeks, a new state

CityViews 5/22/12: The Refugee Experience/Environmentalist David Brower’s Legacy

Segment 1: While the number of refugees coming to the U.S. is down for the second year in a row, hundreds continue

ICE Says “Cross Check” Operation Leads to Arrest of 54 in Utah

54 convicted and fugitive immigrants in Utah have been arrested following a nationwide operation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Steven Branch,

Salt Lake County Passes E-Verify Measure

While the Utah legislature made no gains this year in passing legislation mandating businesses use E-Verify, the Salt Lake County Council approved

CityViews 3/12/12: SLCPD Chief Burbank/”Utah Vietnam War Stories”

Segment 1: A Congressional subcommittee heard testimony last week about the Scott Gardner Act, named for a North Carolina man who was

CityViews 2/27/12: A Reprieve for Immigration Activist/Avalanche Education

Segment 1:  A Reprieve for Immigration Activist  Deyvid Morales, a student at Salt Lake Community College and an undocumented immigrant, found out

Utah’s Guest Worker Law Survives Effort to Repeal

Legislation aimed at repealing Utah's controversial guest worker law failed to pass out of a Senate committee this morning after nearly two

Group Calls on State Lawmakers to Stop Wasting Money on Illegal Immigration Reform

A government records request filed by the activist group United for Social Justice reveals the state has spent more than $85,000 defending

CityViews 12/13/11: Sederburg on Higher Ed

Segment 1: Under his watch as Commissioner of Higher Education, William Sederburg saw student enrollment at Utah’s eight colleges and universities grow

Politics Up Close: Pete Ashdown Makes 2nd Bid for U.S. Senate

Internet entrepreneur Pete Ashdown is once again venturing into politics. The founder and CEO of Salt Lake City-based Internet service provider XMission

Ashdown Launches Second Senate Bid

Pete Ashdown, founder and CEO of Utah Internet Service Provider XMission announced his second candidacy for the U.S. Senate Friday at the

Western States Forge Consensus on Immigration Reform at Summit

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff says punitive illegal immigration measures than have taken effect in states like Arizona, Georgia and Alabama are

Shurtleff to Host Mountain West Immigration Summit

Business, law enforcement, faith and government leaders will gather in Utah tomorrow to discuss immigration in the Mountain West Immigration Summit hosted

Hair Braiding Regulation Sparks Debate in Legislature

Hairs were split at the State Capitol this morning when licensed cosmetologists filled a committee room to protest a potential bill that

Politics Up Close: ACLU on Public Defender System in Utah

The U.S. Supreme Court has made it clear that criminal defendants who can’t afford a lawyer must be provided one by the

Politics Up Close: Sandstrom on Immigration, Political Plans

Republican Representative Stephen Sandstrom is known as the sponsor of a highly controversial new illegal immigration law, currently tied up in federal

Politics Up Close: House Minority Leader David Litvack

In a special session last week, the Utah Legislature weighed in on the current debt ceiling crisis by passing another resolution urging

ACLU Sues Salt Lake County Jail, Says it Holds Suspects Illegally

The Utah Chapter of the American Civil liberties Union says the Salt Lake County Jail is illegally holding suspected illegal immigrants. The

HB 116 Opponents Want Repeal by End of September

A group of activists and state lawmakers rallied Wednesday afternoon during a special session of the legislature in support of repealing the

Politics Up Close: Rep. Jason Chaffetz on Border, Political Plans

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz continues to be a rising star in the GOP, getting more and more attention as he moves to