Immigration Archive

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

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