HB 497 Utah Illegal Immigration Enforcement Act http://kuer.org en Ruling Clarifies Utah’s Role in Immigration Enforcement http://kuer.org/post/ruling-clarifies-utah-s-role-immigration-enforcement <p></p><p>A federal judge issued a split ruling Wednesday on HB 497, Utah's controversial immigration law. It upholds several measures but strikes down others&nbsp;in the&nbsp;legislation that was passed in 2011.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:20:55 +0000 Andrea Smardon 48076 at http://kuer.org Ruling Clarifies Utah’s Role in Immigration Enforcement 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 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’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