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Border bill fails Senate test vote as Democrats seek to underscore Republican resistance

Border bill fails Senate test vote as Democrats seek to underscore Republican resistance

Stephen Groves, Mary Clare Jalonick and Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23 - 2:52 p.m.

Senate Republicans are blocking for a second time a bill to clamp down the number of migrants allowed to claim asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. The bill failed 43-50.
Migrant workers at Delta egg plant decry abrupt loss of jobs; advocates defend labor force

Migrant workers at Delta egg plant decry abrupt loss of jobs; advocates defend labor force

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted May 23 - 2:32 p.m.

Some 150-200 workers, many from Peru and Mexico, were fired from Delta Egg Farm and they and their advocates demonstrated, defending the role of immigrants in the U.S.
Senate Dems try to resurrect border bill; Lee and Republicans say it's just playing politics

Senate Dems try to resurrect border bill; Lee and Republicans say it's just playing politics

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted May 21 - 1:08 p.m.

Senate Democratic leadership is bringing back a bipartisan stand-alone border policy package, but Utah Sen. Mike Lee and others say the proposal is likely dead on arrival.
Half of Americans oppose immigrant detention camps, poll finds

Half of Americans oppose immigrant detention camps, poll finds

Ted Hesson and Jason Lange, Reuters  |  Posted May 20 - 1:37 p.m.

About half of U.S. voters oppose putting immigrants in the country illegally into detention camps while awaiting deportation, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows, suggesting Americans may be wary of harsher enforcement plans Donald Trump is considering.
New data on migrant 'gotaways' shows a big increase during Biden administration

New data on migrant 'gotaways' shows a big increase during Biden administration

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted May 17 - 10:03 a.m.

During Pres. Biden's term in office, more people have entered the country unlawfully who were detected but were not apprehended than during the entire decade before.
UTA reaching out to immigrant newcomers in bid to counter bus driver shortage

UTA reaching out to immigrant newcomers in bid to counter bus driver shortage

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 8:03 a.m.

The Utah Transit Authority has launched a recruitment program geared to the immigrant community that provides instruction in English and driving a bus.
Latino lawmakers, advocates press for work permits for certain undocumented immigrants

Latino lawmakers, advocates press for work permits for certain undocumented immigrants

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted May 14 - 5:20 p.m.

A coalition of Latino lawmakers, including Utah Rep. Angela Romero, is asking President Biden to expand work permit offerings to certain classes of undocumented immigrants.
Utah sheriffs tour U.S.-Mexico border: 'What does happen there does impact Utah'

Utah sheriffs tour U.S.-Mexico border: 'What does happen there does impact Utah'

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted May 12 - 7:09 a.m.

Sheriffs from Weber, Utah and Kane counties recently visited the U.S.-Mexico border amid worries about the local impact of the surge in undocumented immigrants entering the country.
'Dream to be free': Utah refugees and immigrants pitch their businesses at local competition

'Dream to be free': Utah refugees and immigrants pitch their businesses at local competition

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted May 8 - 10:13 p.m.

Three business owners took home prize money Wednesday night at the International Rescue Committee of Salt Lake's annual immigrant and refugee pitch competition.
US House OKs bill adding citizenship question to census along partisan lines

US House OKs bill adding citizenship question to census along partisan lines

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted May 8 - 8:32 p.m.

The U.S. House approved a bill adding a citizenship question to the decennial U.S. census and apportioning House seats based on the U.S. citizen population.
US lawmakers mull adding citizenship question to census amid simmering immigration debate

US lawmakers mull adding citizenship question to census amid simmering immigration debate

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted May 7 - 8:57 p.m.

U.S. House lawmakers are considering legislation adding a question about citizenship to the decennial Census Bureau headcount, similar to change unsuccessfully sought by former President Trump.
Mexican Senate OKs change geared in part to US-born kids of undocumented Mexicans

Mexican Senate OKs change geared in part to US-born kids of undocumented Mexicans

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted May 3 - 10:27 p.m.

The Mexican Senate approved a change to make it easier for U.S.-born kids of Mexicans to register their Mexican citizenship, an issue at times when their parents are deported from the United States.
'We truly want these educators': Utah officials reach out to immigrants to fill need for teachers

'We truly want these educators': Utah officials reach out to immigrants to fill need for teachers

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted May 1 - 8:05 a.m.

Utah Board of Education officials helped host a workshop meant to help immigrants navigate the process of converting their foreign credentials into Utah teaching licenses.
Utahn taps Q'eqchi' skills to help feds handle influx of Indigenous minors from Guatemala

Utahn taps Q'eqchi' skills to help feds handle influx of Indigenous minors from Guatemala

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted April 28 - 7:10 p.m.

Jace Norton learned Q'eqchi' while serving a mission to Guatemala and parlayed his skills into a company that helps federal officials contend with unaccompanied minors from the nation.
'A dream I always had': Somos Foundation scholarships helping Latinos go to college

'A dream I always had': Somos Foundation scholarships helping Latinos go to college

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted April 26 - 9:09 p.m.

The Somos Foundation has helped more than 800 Latino students over the years with scholarship money and announced the latest 20 recipients at an event on Thursday.
'We're not criminals, we're workers': Day laborers say sometimes they have no other work options

'We're not criminals, we're workers': Day laborers say sometimes they have no other work options

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted April 24 - 8:03 a.m.

Undocumented immigrants in Utah sometimes gather outside locales like Home Depot seeking work, drawing fire from some, though they do so because they say they have no other options.
Mike Lee calls for full impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas

Mike Lee calls for full impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted April 16 - 5:05 p.m.

Sen. Mike Lee, called for a full trial of impeached Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, after Senate Democrats signaled they would try to dismiss or table the trial.
Utah immigrant advocates blast anti-illegal immigration talk as 'fearmongering,' 'dehumanizing'

Utah immigrant advocates blast anti-illegal immigration talk as 'fearmongering,' 'dehumanizing'

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted April 14 - 7:03 p.m.

Many Utah politicos have focused on illegal immigration and the harm they say it's causing, but immigrant advocates seek to offer a more nuanced view.
Venezuela, Brazil, India fuel growth of Utah's foreign-born population; numbers from Mexico dip

Venezuela, Brazil, India fuel growth of Utah's foreign-born population; numbers from Mexico dip

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted April 11 - 6:16 a.m.

Utah's foreign-born population grew 20.6% from 2012 to 2022 to 276,011, which represents 8.4% of the state's population, according to new Census Bureau estimates.
Man killed along I-15 had come from Venezuela in search of 'a better life'

Man killed along I-15 had come from Venezuela in search of 'a better life'

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted April 8 - 7:01 p.m.

Alberto Marcano, killed in the American Fork area while changing a flat tire Thursday, had been in the United States for nearly a year and was hoping to bring his family here.
Federal judge rules that migrant children in desert camps need to be in safe and clean facilities

Federal judge rules that migrant children in desert camps need to be in safe and clean facilities

Priscilla Alvarez, CNN  |  Posted April 4 - 10:08 p.m.

Migrant children held in open-air desert camps are in federal custody and required to be expeditiously processed and placed in "facilities that are safe and sanitary," a federal judge in California said in a court order late Wednesday.
Report: Biden administration has expanded temporary protected status protections for immigrants

Report: Biden administration has expanded temporary protected status protections for immigrants

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted April 2 - 9:03 p.m.

The expansion of temporary protected status initiatives, most notably benefitting Venezuelans, stands in contrast to efforts under Trump to end such programs, says Pew Research Center.
Peru Consulate coming to Salt Lake City as population from South American nation grows

Peru Consulate coming to Salt Lake City as population from South American nation grows

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted April 2 - 10:05 a.m.

A Peruvian Consulate is coming to Utah, the third such office here, according to leaders in the Peruvian community.
New Ogden class giving would-be US citizens extra dose of civics preparation

New Ogden class giving would-be US citizens extra dose of civics preparation

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted March 31 - 9:03 p.m.

Eighteen immigrants originally from Mexico, Brazil and other countries are taking a class, now in its last week, to aid them in their bids to become U.S. citizens.
Diversity, equity and inclusion "are beautiful words," ex-Weber State official says

Diversity, equity and inclusion "are beautiful words," ex-Weber State official says

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted March 28 - 8:02 p.m.

Ogden hosted the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ceremony Thursday, where 126 former immigrants from 38 countries took the oath of citizenship.