In the Hive

The curtailed picture of refugee resettlement in Utah and the U.S.

Today on the show a look at refugee resettlement in Utah in 2019. The numbers of refugees being resettled here has shrunk significantly as the Trump Administration has sought to restrict immigration. That’s happened as the world experiences what may be its worst-yet refugee crisis. We’ll hear about the work being done by refugee resettlement…

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The Rundown

The Rundown: Executive Action on Immigration Reform Drawing Near?

Today on the show we check in with Mark Alvarez, immigration expert for Telemundo Utah and local Spanish language radio host. After the Senate passed a massive reform bill last year, immigration reform stalled in the US House of Representatives. President Obama has pledged to use his executive authority to try to deal with immigration.…

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County Beat

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 $75,000 after being held by county and federal officials for 46 days after posting bail. Furthermore, the Salt Lake County Metro Jail has agreed to end a policy of holding suspected undocumented residents for a…

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Immigration

Utah Republicans Urge Action on Immigration Reform

(KCPW News) Action on immigration reform has stalled in Washington since the senate passed legislation last year and the republican-controlled House then refused to take it up. But local republican politicians are urging Utah’s congressional delegation to work to prioritize the issue. KCPW’s Roger McDonough has the story.

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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 at a Tuesday press conference. The letter is addressed to each U.S. Representative from Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah, and it urges the region’s Congressional members to work toward passing…

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Immigration

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 second district held open hours at his Salt Lake City office. But due to some confusion over the format of the meeting, a large crowd of mostly Latino constituents gathered in Stewart’s lobby,…

The Rundown

The Rundown: Mark Alvarez on Immigration Reform and a Report on the Utah Bar’s New Legal Aid Plan

Today on the program Mark Alvarez, immigration expert for Telemundo Utah, on the immigration reform debate that’s moving from the Senate to the House of Representatives. Plus, reporter Kim Shuske looks into the Utah Bar’s new Modest Means program to help people get cheaper access to legal services.

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Immigration

Political Cornflakes: Data Center and Immigration Debate

(KCPW News) What, exactly, is inside the NSA Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah? KCPW’s Roger McDonough posed that question to Thomas Burr, Washington Correspondent for the Salt Lake Tribune and author of Political Cornflakes, a daily online roundup of Utah Politics.

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Immigration

Immigration Debate Front and Center in Washington and in Utah

(KCPW News) Members of an immigrants-rights group began an extended vigil Wednesday morning outside of Senator Orrin Hatch’s Salt Lake City office. Meanwhile, Mayor Ralph Becker hosted a roundtable discussion on immigration reform at the City Library. KCPW’s Roger McDonough covered both events and filed this report.

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Immigration

Senate Votes to Continue Debate on Immigration Reform

(KCPW News) The Senate voted on Tuesday to proceed in their deliberations on immigration reform. KCPW’s Roger McDonough spoke with Mark Alvarez, a Salt Lake attorney, Spanish language radio host, and Immigration Specialist with Telemundo Utah to get an update on reform developments.

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