Immigration Archive

Lockhart Calls Out Utah Delegation Over Immigration

Utah’s congressional delegation is derelict on immigration. That’s the exact message sent by an op-ed from Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart that

Former State Employee Reveals Motivation for Helping with “The List”

It wasn’t hatred of illegal immigrants but the desire to return a favor. That’s what Leah Carson, one of the two former

GOP Delegates Pass Measure to Repeal Guest Worker Program

Republican delegates approved a resolution to repeal and replace Utah’s guest worker program on Saturday at the Utah Republican Party Convention. HB

Lawmaker Says Church Statement Not a Game Changer

A new statement from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints advocates a way for illegal immigrants to be quote “square

“The List” Suspects Sentenced

Two former Department of Workforce Services employees who took part in circulating the names and information of people living in the state

Politics Up Close: West Valley Councilman Corey Rushton

Utah’s second largest city is undertaking a major effort to make the city a better place to live, work and have fun.

Judge Grants Stay on Illegal Immigration Enforcement Law

A federal judge in Utah has granted a temporary restraining order against HB 497, the enforcement-only immigration law that took effect yesterday.

Judge Stays Implementation of Immigration Law

A federal judge has put the brakes on an illegal immigration enforcement law that went into effect today, following a lawsuit from

Politics Up Close: ACLU Sues over Immigration Law

It was called a watered down version of Arizona’s enforcement only immigration law when it was passed by the Utah legislature. But

Bishop Wester Joins White House for Immigration Meeting

Utah’s approach to illegal immigration is piquing the curiosity of leaders in Washington. Bishop John Wester of the Salt Lake City Catholic

Politics Up Close: Chaffetz on Libya, Federal Budget

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz is one of the leading voices against President Obama’s decision to intervene in Libya. We talked with the

Huntsman’s Star Rises, Hatch Gets Mad

With former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman’s brother Peter Huntsman confirming the current Ambassador to China is indeed interested in running for president,

Utah Governor Signs Immigration Reform Bills, Says They Could be Model for Other States

Less than a week after the legislative session concluded, Governor Gary Herbert gathered with other Utah leaders at the capitol Tuesday as

Politics Up Close: Legislative Round-Up

Thursday night marked the end of 45 days of budget, education, and open records debates at the Utah Legislature, as Senators and

Legislative Session Ends with Capitol Protest

Education reform, illegal immigration and restricting open records dominated the 2011 session of the Utah legislature, which wrapped up last night at

Governor Discusses Open Records, Immigration, Budget

It won’t be implemented until July, but Governor Gary Herbert is still getting calls for HB 477, which restricts Utah’s open records

Groups Urge Governor to Veto Undocumented Worker Bill

Groups that are typically at odds on most political issues are finding common ground as they call on Governor Gary Herbert to

Three Immigration Bills Ready for Governor

After a lot of compromise between the Utah House and Senate, and a late-night debate Friday, three Utah immigration bills are now

Herrod: I’ll Help Sue Utah Over Illegal Immigration

A Republican lawmaker is fuming over a guest-worker bill that cleared the Utah Legislature late Friday night, attracting national attention for allowing

Politics Up Close: Attorney General Mark Shurtleff

Some immigration bills in the Utah legislature this year have been incredibly divisive. Others, however, are earning broad, bipartisan support. Utah Attorney

Legislative Magazine Article Highlights Utah Immigration Bills

The immigration bills passed by the legislature this session could set the stage for what several other states aim to do in

Latest Immigration Bill Gets Broad Support

After heated testimony from the community, the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee voted 7-1 to move what’s being called a “comprehensive immigration

Revamped Tuition Bill Stalls in House

The Utah House of Representatives revamped a bill Thursday that would repeal in-state tuition waivers for Utah college students who are in

Bramble Discusses Comprehensive Immigration Bill

Immigration was the word at the State Capitol Wednesday as several legislators pitched what they believe could be a reasonable solution for

Lawmakers Vote to Repeal In-State Tuition for Illegal Immigrants

After a 90-minute debate in a packed House Revenue and Taxation Committee, lawmakers approved a bill this morning to repeal in-state college

Illegal Immigration Enforcement Act Clears House

After a two-hour debate, the Illegal Immigration Enforcement Act cleared the Utah House of Representatives this morning and will now go to

Politics Up Close: The Arizona Experience

Today, we broadcast a panel discussion KCPW moderated at Sprague Library in Sugar House, called Immigration Policy, the Arizona Experience, hosted by

Chamber Explains Opposition to Verification Mandate

When illegal immigration-related bills are debated in the Utah Legislature, it’s not just immigration advocates who show up to the meetings. A

Lawmakers Midway Through Session, Not Fazed by Herbert’s Criticism

Utah lawmakers are past the halfway mark of the legislative session with a budget left to approve, immigration reform to consider and

Bill Punishing Businesses for Hiring Illegal Immigrants Clears Committee

A bill that punishes Utah businesses for employing undocumented immigrants cleared the legislature’s House Business and Labor Committee yesterday. But as KCPW’s