immigration http://kuer.org en Hatch to Senate: Immigration Reform Must Happen, Affordable Care Act Needs to be Replaced http://kuer.org/post/hatch-senate-immigration-reform-must-happen-affordable-care-act-needs-be-replaced <p></p><p>Republican U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch touched on health care, immigration this morning when he addressed the Utah House and Senate Floors at the State Capitol.</p><p>Earlier this week, Hatch announced he is co-sponsoring a new Republican-led healthcare bill that he hopes will replace the Affordable Care Act. He says the&nbsp;Patient Choice Affordability, Responsibility, and Empowerment — or CARE — Act will cost less and have fewer mandates than the current health law.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 22:04:32 +0000 Whittney Evans 41536 at http://kuer.org Hatch to Senate: Immigration Reform Must Happen, Affordable Care Act Needs to be Replaced Many Left Unheard at Congressman Stewart's Salt Lake City Town Hall http://kuer.org/post/many-left-unheard-congressman-stewarts-salt-lake-city-town-hall <p>There was a packed house for Utah Congressman Chris Stewart’s Town Hall in Salt Lake City last night. In fact, there were many who didn’t get into the small library conference room in the Avenues neighborhood. Constituents had questions about the Congressman’s stance on environmental protection, immigration reform, and military action in Syria, but a number of people left feeling they did not have their voices heard.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:10:30 +0000 Andrea Smardon 34966 at http://kuer.org Many Left Unheard at Congressman Stewart's Salt Lake City Town Hall Immigrants and Allies ask Hatch to Remember Utah Families http://kuer.org/post/immigrants-and-allies-ask-hatch-remember-utah-families <p></p><p>As the U.S. Senate begins debate on immigration reform, young immigrants with the Salt Lake DREAM Team are stepping up pressure on Senator Orrin Hatch.&nbsp;The DREAMers delivered letters from across the Wasatch Front calling on the Senator to keep families together and reunite those who’ve been divided by deportation.</p><p>21-year-old Itza Hernandez stands outside of Senator Orrin Hatch’s office at the federal building in Salt Lake City, and reads from a stack of about 600 letters.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 22:53:32 +0000 Andrea Smardon 30817 at http://kuer.org Immigrants and Allies ask Hatch to Remember Utah Families KUER News Pod: Thursday June 6, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-thursday-june-6-2013 <p>A group of Utah mayors call on Utah’s senators to act on immigration reform, Salt Lake City launches a new bike route, and police find the body of a missing BYU student.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F95753525&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 19:34:54 +0000 Brian Grimmett 30483 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Thursday June 6, 2013 KUER News Pod: Tuesday May 28, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-tuesday-may-28-2013 <p>While Utahn’s celebrate Memorial Day, a group of undocumented immigrants wants to find a way to serve in the military, and a Utah state senator is planning to run a bill next year to entice a Maryland gun manufacturer to relocate.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F94326313&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 17:05:31 +0000 Brian Grimmett 29965 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Tuesday May 28, 2013 Salt Lake Area Immigrants Call on Senator Hatch to Fulfill Dreams, Reunite Families http://kuer.org/post/salt-lake-area-immigrants-call-senator-hatch-fulfill-dreams-reunite-families <p>As the debate on immigration reform continues in the US Senate, immigrants in Salt Lake City held a press conference and vigil Wednesday night urging Senator Orrin Hatch to support legislation that creates a path to citizenship and keeps families together.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The event was organized by the Salt Lake DREAM team, immigrant young people who want a chance to earn their citizenship through college or military service.&nbsp;In their stories, what you hear are dreams deferred.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 06:29:56 +0000 Andrea Smardon 29709 at http://kuer.org Salt Lake Area Immigrants Call on Senator Hatch to Fulfill Dreams, Reunite Families KUER News Pod: Wednesday May 8, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-wednesday-may-8-2013 <p>The Salt Lake City Council makes a decision about the Sugar House streetcar route, Senator Orrin Hatch files 24 amendments to the comprehensive immigration bill, and a community group protests a plan to build a freeway in West Davis County.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F91294825&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Wed, 08 May 2013 18:18:12 +0000 Brian Grimmett 28965 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Wednesday May 8, 2013 Senator Hatch Files 24 Amendments to Immigration Bill http://kuer.org/post/senator-hatch-files-24-amendments-immigration-bill <p>Senator Orrin Hatch on Tuesday filed 24 amendments to the comprehensive immigration bill put forward by a group of Senators known as the Gang of 8. Hatch’s amendments focus on law enforcement, high-skilled work, health benefits, and back taxes.&nbsp;</p><p>Speaking in Salt Lake City last week, Hatch told KUER the immigration bill would substantially improve border security, but he said there’s more work to be done.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 22:24:27 +0000 Andrea Smardon 28928 at http://kuer.org Senator Hatch Files 24 Amendments to Immigration Bill Senator Hatch Says Immigration Bill Could be Improved http://kuer.org/post/senator-hatch-says-immigration-bill-could-be-improved <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Senator </span>Orrin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hatch spoke about immigration reform in Salt Lake City Wednesday at a Zions Bank client event. He praised the 844-page comprehensive legislation put forward by the group of Senators known as the Gang of 8, but stopped short of supporting it.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 01 May 2013 22:43:20 +0000 Andrea Smardon 28652 at http://kuer.org Senator Hatch Says Immigration Bill Could be Improved KUER News Pod: Monday April 29, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-monday-april-29-2013 <p>A unique medical technology company relocates to Salt Lake City, Senator Orrin Hatch says he’s ready to reform immigration, and state legislators plan to reintroduce a couple of defeated gun bills.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F90018953&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 17:03:10 +0000 Brian Grimmett 28517 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Monday April 29, 2013 KUER News Pod: Wednesday April 10, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-wednesday-april-10-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce calls out Utah’s Senators for their inaction on immigration reform, Utah’s Attorney General sends a letter to Congress encouraging immigration reform, and the Ogden-Hinckley Airport control tower will stay open, for now.</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F87274320&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 17:17:32 +0000 Brian Grimmett 27601 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Wednesday April 10, 2013 Swallow Joins Other Attorneys General Backing Immigration Reform http://kuer.org/post/swallow-joins-other-attorneys-general-backing-immigration-reform <p>Utah Attorney General John Swallow is encouraging Congress to enact immigration reform.&nbsp; Swallow is part of a bipartisan group of 35 Attorney Generals who sent a letter to federal leaders calling for reform that improves the immigration system, keeps communities safe and protects borders.&nbsp;</p><p>Swallow says drug crime, identity theft issues, and gangs tied to illegal immigration are threatening Utah’s safety and economy.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 23:27:51 +0000 Andrea Smardon 27567 at http://kuer.org Swallow Joins Other Attorneys General Backing Immigration Reform Business Leaders Urge Congress to Act on Immigration http://kuer.org/post/business-leaders-urge-congress-act-immigration <p></p><p></p><p>Business leaders in Utah say they’re disappointed in the state’s two U.S. Senator’s for trying to delay comprehensive immigration reform while the economy suffers. But Republican Senator’s Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee say they’re not ready to back a catch-all bill, especially if it contains a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.</p><p>Congress returned from Spring break this week with immigration reform at the top of the agenda. Salt Lake Chamber President and CEO Lane Beattie says for members of Utah’s delegation to say they need more time is ridiculous.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 22:33:26 +0000 Whittney Evans 27564 at http://kuer.org Business Leaders Urge Congress to Act on Immigration Chaffetz Calls for Piecemeal Immigration Reform http://kuer.org/post/chaffetz-calls-piecemeal-immigration-reform <p>Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz called for a piecemeal approach to immigration reform while speaking at the Hinckley Institute of Politics today. He says if you want to solve the overall problem you have to start by fixing legal immigration.</p><p>“You never ever solve this problem unless you fix legal immigration," he says. "I don’t care how big, far, wide your fence is, if you don’t fix legal immigration you never solve the problem.”</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 21:48:01 +0000 Brian Grimmett 27497 at http://kuer.org Chaffetz Calls for Piecemeal Immigration Reform Utah Mother of Five Faces Deportation; Friends and Family Plead for Help http://kuer.org/post/utah-mother-five-faces-deportation-friends-and-family-plead-help <p></p><p>A Utah County woman with five young children may be deported to Mexico next week. But her family and community advocates are trying to stop that from happening. They met with representatives from Utah's congressional delegation Wednesday, pleading for help and for immigration reform.&nbsp;</p><p>Brenda Guzman-Sandoval was arrested by Utah County Police on March 20<sup>th</sup> at her home in Orem.&nbsp; Her 17-year-old brother Moices Guzman was there.</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 23:50:07 +0000 Andrea Smardon 27358 at http://kuer.org Utah Mother of Five Faces Deportation; Friends and Family Plead for Help KUER News Pod: Thursday February 28, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-thursday-february-28-2013 <p>The Utah Legislature looks at a bill that would delay the start date for Utah’s guest worker program, the so-called “Zion Curtain” may be coming down, and KUER’s Dan Bammes takes a look at how Utah’s Industries are contributing to air pollution.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F81227598&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 18:25:41 +0000 Brian Grimmett 25687 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Thursday February 28, 2013 Proposal to Delay Guest Worker Law Heads to Senate http://kuer.org/post/proposal-delay-guest-worker-law-heads-senate <p>A state Senate committee voted Wednesday to push back the start date for Utah’s guest worker program by two years to give Congress a chance to work on comprehensive immigration reform. &nbsp;</p><p>Utah’s guest worker program was set to go into effect this July, but Republican Senator Curt Bramble of Provo introduced Senate Bill 225 to postpone the implementation until 2015.&nbsp; Bramble told the Senate Business and Labor committee that Utah’s guest worker law was designed to pressure the federal government into reforming immigration policy.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:40:42 +0000 Andrea Smardon 25650 at http://kuer.org With Arizona in Mind, Utah’s Immigration Enforcement Law has Court Hearing http://kuer.org/post/arizona-mind-utah-s-immigration-enforcement-law-has-court-hearing <p>Arguments over Utah’s immigration enforcement law were heard in US District Court Friday.&nbsp; It was the first hearing on the law in about a year.&nbsp; Judge Clark Waddoups was waiting to rule on the constitutionality of HB 497 until after the U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on Arizona’s enforcement-only law.&nbsp;</p><p>Cecillia Wang is Director of the ACLU’s Immigrants Rights Project, and a lawyer in the case against HB 497.&nbsp; Standing outside the US District Court in Salt Lake City after the hearing, Wang said the tide is turning in their favor.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 23:56:34 +0000 Andrea Smardon 25113 at http://kuer.org With Arizona in Mind, Utah’s Immigration Enforcement Law has Court Hearing KUER News Pod: Friday February 1, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-friday-february-1-2013 <p>A Utah legislator tries to give more control to individual schools, speed limits on I-15 and I-80 could be getting higher, and Senator Orrin Hatch proposes a high-skilled immigration bill.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F77431453&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 19:05:44 +0000 Brian Grimmett 24416 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Friday February 1, 2013 Congressman Jim Matheson Addresses Immigration, Economic Development with Utah Legislature http://kuer.org/post/congressman-jim-matheson-addresses-immigration-economic-development-utah-legislature <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democratic Congressman Jim </span>Matheson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> made a visit to the legislature Thursday where he shared a list of things that he believes will help economic development.</span></p><p>He says the first task in encouraging economic development is eliminating uncertainty.</p><p>“You can’t eliminate all uncertainty of course but, when public policy multiplies the amount of uncertainty that’s out there, for the private sector, for the public sector, that’s a burden,” he says.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:12:23 +0000 Brian Grimmett 24367 at http://kuer.org Congressman Jim Matheson Addresses Immigration, Economic Development with Utah Legislature KUER News Pod: Wednesday December 12, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-wednesday-december-12-2012 <p>Salt Lake County residents voice their complaints about a proposed tax hike, Salt Lake City welcomes immigrants, and a former state legislator switches parties.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F70989947&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 19:07:40 +0000 Brian Grimmett 22237 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Wednesday December 12, 2012 KUER News Pod: Wednesday December 5, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-wednesday-december-5-2012 <p>Astronomers at the University of Utah are looking for people to help identify distant stars, Utah’s Attorney General leads a delegation to Washington D.C. to discuss immigration reform, and Governor Herbert meets President Obama to discuss the fiscal cliff.<br><iframe src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F70107600&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" width="100%"></iframe></p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 19:33:39 +0000 Brian Grimmett 21944 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Wednesday December 5, 2012 AG, Utah Businesses Talk Federal Immigration Reform http://kuer.org/post/ag-utah-businesses-talk-federal-immigration-reform <p></p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 23:07:15 +0000 Whittney Evans 20865 at http://kuer.org Cooke Pledges Support to Minority Communities http://kuer.org/post/cooke-pledges-support-minority-communities <p></p><p>Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Peter Cooke gathered leaders from Utah minority communities Friday to outline his policy on immigration in the state.&nbsp;</p><p>Cooke praised leaders from the state’s Hispanic, Asian and Middle Eastern communities among others. &nbsp;He pledged he would restore the state Office of Ethnic Affairs and pointed to the Utah Compact as guide for how his administration would handle immigration policy.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 23:13:46 +0000 Terry Gildea 19637 at http://kuer.org Cooke Pledges Support to Minority Communities KUER News Pod: Thursday October 11, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-thursday-october-11-2012 We reach number two on the list of Utah voters’ priorities, State School Superintendent Larry Shumway gives his last speech, and the legal battle over Utah’s immigration enforcement law could soon come to an end. <br/> <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F63057091&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;color=98091a"></iframe> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 17:35:15 +0000 Brian Grimmett 19545 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Thursday October 11, 2012 Utah's Immigration Enforcement Law in Judge's Hands http://kuer.org/post/utahs-immigration-enforcement-law-judges-hands <p>The long drawn out legal challenge over Utah’s immigration enforcement law House Bill 497 is nearing its end.&nbsp; US District Court Judge Clark Waddoups could rule on the so-called “show me your papers law” any day now.&nbsp; Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff gave an update at a meeting of the state’s Commission on Immigration and Migration Wednesday.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 23:19:58 +0000 Andrea Smardon 19514 at http://kuer.org Utah Priorities Project: Immigration http://kuer.org/post/utah-priorities-project-immigration-0 <p>The non-partisan Utah Foundation surveys voters every election cycle to find out what issues concern them most. &nbsp;It's called the Utah Priorities Project, and KUER is presenting a series of programs examining these issues with the help of Foundation researchers.</p><p>Talk to the candidates and they'll have a list of issues that they say their constituents respond to. &nbsp;But Utah Foundation President <a href="http://www.utahfoundation.org/contact/">Steve Kroes</a> says the Utah Priorities Project lets voters set their own agenda.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 15:46:34 +0000 Dan Bammes 19049 at http://kuer.org Utah Priorities Project: Immigration KUER News Pod: Wednesday August 29, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-wednesday-august-29-2012 Republican Congressional candidate Mia Love speaks at the Republican National Convention, her opponent Congressman Jim Matheson makes a speech of his own in Salt Lake, and Immigrant advocacy groups are holding deferred action status workshops around the state. <br/> <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F58007211&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;color=98091a"></iframe> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 18:02:13 +0000 Brian Grimmett 17448 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Wednesday August 29, 2012 Amid Excitement and Uncertainty, Immigrants Apply for Deferred Action Status http://kuer.org/post/amid-excitement-and-uncertainty-immigrants-apply-deferred-action-status <p>A federal rule change went into effect this month allowing immigrants who arrived in the US as children to stay in the country and work legally for two years.&nbsp; &nbsp;Immigrant advocacy groups are holding workshops all over the state to help people through the application process.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 15:43:05 +0000 Andrea Smardon 17437 at http://kuer.org Amid Excitement and Uncertainty, Immigrants Apply for Deferred Action Status Utah’s Immigration Law Still in Limbo After Supreme Court Decision http://kuer.org/post/utah-s-immigration-law-still-limbo-after-supreme-court-decision <p>The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on Arizona’s immigration law, but the implementation of Utah’s similar “show me your papers” legislation is still awaiting a federal court decision. It’s the part of the law that gives police officers authority to check suspects’ immigration status. Immigrant advocates say the US District Court in Utah needs to consider racial profiling arguments that were not heard by the Supreme Court.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 16:13:24 +0000 Andrea Smardon & Dan Bammes 14039 at http://kuer.org Utah’s Immigration Law Still in Limbo After Supreme Court Decision