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Utah Republicans Looking For Border Security Compromise

Mar 20, 2018
New numbers have Utah business and political leaders hopeful for immigration reform.
npr.org

New numbers show Republicans, including Trump voters, support legislation for increased border security in exchange for a path to citizenship for Dreamers. Many Utah businesses and GOP leaders support the compromise.

DACA discussed on Capitol Hill; Latino Boy Scouts contribute to community
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During their 2018 legislation session, Utah lawmakers, like national political leaders, are trying to determine how to serve children of immigrants who have been brought to the state illegally. 

Mia Love, Republican Representative, talks immigration with Trump.
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Utah Republican Rep. Mia Love met with President Donald Trump on Tuesday to discuss immigration but did not discuss vulgar remarks the president is reported to have made about Haiti and Africa.

Love, the first black female Republican in Congress and the daughter of Haitian immigrants, criticized the remarks last week, calling them "unkind, divisive, and elitist."

Recent DACA Protests On Wednesday's Access Utah

Dec 13, 2017
Deseret News

Recently a group called Our Dream organized a sit-in at the Federal Building in Salt Lake City to, as the group puts it, “pressure our representatives to include protection for DACA recipients in the Omnibus Spending Bill or vote against the Spending Bill should protection not be included. And the World Trade Center Utah recently hosted an immigration roundtable with local leaders from agriculture, business, education, tech, and faith as well as political leaders to show support for immigration reforms.

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The Utah State University Democrats Club rallied last Thursday in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA - the program created by former President Obama that protects undocumented children from being deported, which President Trump has threatened to end.

The End Of DACA Could Hurt The Dairy Industry

Sep 15, 2017
wisonsinwatch.org

The dairy industry is hopeful President Trump's recent decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, will force Congress to enact immigration reform.

thehill.com

Students at Utah State University are reacting to a call for Congress to create a program to replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. 

Center for American Progress

President Donald Trump will phase out a program that has protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants brought into the country illegally as children and call for Congress to find a legislative solution to protect the immigrants, sometimes known as “dreamers.”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday called the program known as DACA as an “unconstitutional exercise of authority by the executive branch.”

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Immigration reform groups are working to keep the 13,600 Utahns currently eligible for DACA in the United States. Representatives from the groups said children who immigrated to the U.S. with their parents have a positive impact on Utah’s economy.

The Salt Lake Tribune

Utah's Congressional delegation responds to Pres. Donald Trump's decision to rescind DACA, the program that shields immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children from deportation. Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski says the officer who arrested a University Hospital nurse should have been placed on leave immediately, not after body cam footage of the incident became public. And a state lawmaker fears a database of people who have Utah Driver Privilege cards is being used by immigration officials to round up undocumented workers in the state. 

alternet.org

Immigrant advocates in Utah are vowing to fight back against President Donald Trump's push to rescind a government program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children.

About 50 people gathered Tuesday on the steps of the state Capitol to protest the phasing out of President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that includes about 10,000 young immigrants in Utah.