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Ogden gets boost for immigration enforcement



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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U. S. Department of Homeland Security says it will hire to more immigration agents for Ogden, adding to two overworked agents that cover it.

Sen. Orrin Hatch is taking credit for persuading Immigration and Customs Enforcement to add the officers.

Mayor Matthew Godfrey says it's part of his "no-tolerance" plan to fight gangs. First, he said, the new agents will canvas jails for any undocumented immigrants and deport them.

AnnaJean Arroyo, chair of the Hispanic advocacy group Image de Northern Utah, said she hopes ICE agents don't start targeting people based on their skin color and that Latinos aren't the only illegal immigrants in Utah. She said many crimes are mislabeled as gang-related.

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Information from: Standard-Examiner

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