In Salt Lake City, Utah today, Dreamers and advocates presented Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)’s office with 10,500 paper butterflies — one for every Utah Dreamer — to pressure the Senator to support the Dream Act. Utah has over 9,000 DACA recipients and 19,000 Dream Act-eligible individuals who would help the state’s GDP grow by $206 million … Continue reading »
Salt Lake City, UT – The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is an unqualified success, providing new opportunities and futures for nearly 800,000 Dreamers who live, study, and work in America,including nearly 10,000 in Utah. Each DACA recipient has come forward, passed a background check and been granted permission to live and work legally in America. As … Continue reading »
Donald Trump’s first 100 days are coming to a close, and they have been anything but good for his racist and dysfunctional administration. From his dismal approval ratings to back-to-back defeats of his Muslim Ban, Donald Trump continues to inspire Americans across the country to fight back against his toxic and un-American proposals. Last month, … Continue reading »
Campaign gathers tens of thousands of signatures asking Governors in six states to not comply with Trump immigration crackdown, keep National Guard out of Trump’s deportation force Last month, the Associated Press reported that the Trump Administration was considering a plan that would have allowed Governors to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops … Continue reading »
We’ve written a few pieces about the Heritage Foundation’s complete implosion last week following the release of their panned economics of immigration study and the revelation that one of its co-authors believes that “Hispanic immigrants will have low-IQ children and grandchildren.” At the Deseret News today is a great piece on the topic from former Senator … Continue reading »
Celia Alejandra Alvarez spent three months in a Maricopa County jail after deputies arrested her and other illegal immigrants working at a landscaping business. She said a saving grace during the “90 long days” three years ago were the visits and help she received from her “brothers” and “sisters” with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Mitt Romney may be eager to have Kris Kobach around as an adviser and endorser, but not everyone is as enthusiastic about the prospect of such ties.
While Mitt Romney is taking a hard line on immigration even as the Republican primaries head toward the heavily Hispanic states of Nevada, Colorado and Arizona, the Mormon Church to which he belongs has become a decisive player in promoting policies that are decidedly more friendly toward immigrants.
Just three weeks before Iowa Republicans hold their presidential caucus, opponents of tough, state-led enforcement-only immigration laws launched The Iowa Compact on Tuesday in an attempt to dial down harsh rhetoric and focus on compassionate and comprehensive reform.
On a chilly Friday afternoon in the place marking Brigham Young’s decision to settle Salt Lake Valley, state lawmakers and the Mormon church marked the one-year anniversary of The Utah Compact — a document supporters credit for sweeping immigration reform within the Utah and across the nation.