Minutemen gather to voice concerns over planned enforcement of SB 81

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Anti-immigration activists held an emergency meeting Monday night to discuss illegal immigration issues in Utah.

"I think that's why 35th South looks like ‘Little Saigon' on Redwood Road and like Tijuana at 40th West," on West Valley City resident said.

The concern of the Utah Minuteman Project is that Salt Lake City has decided not to enforce federal immigration policies even though Senate Bill 81, which becomes law in the coming months, allows it to.

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff says the decision is up to each law enforcement agency.

"But the problem is that poll after poll, year after year, legislative studies from last year have all shown that the majority of Utahns want our police to enforce the provisions of that law," said Alex Segura, of the Utah Minuteman Project.

Organizers brainstormed on how to react and might even ask for the resignations of leaders who choose not to enforce SB 81.

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