Salt Lake Dream Team http://kuer.org en 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 Utah's Undocumented Immigrants Want a Chance to Serve in Military http://kuer.org/post/utahs-undocumented-immigrants-want-chance-serve-military <p>Memorial Day is a time to remember those who have served in the US Armed Forces, but not everyone who wants to serve can.&nbsp;Some undocumented immigrants in Utah wish they had the opportunity to enlist in the military, and they’re hoping Congress can help.&nbsp;</p><p>Angelica Rodriguez came to Utah just before her sixth birthday from the Mexican state of Veracruz.&nbsp;By the time she was a teenager, her dream was to serve in the US armed forces.&nbsp;She says she wanted to help and protect people, especially during natural disasters.</p> Mon, 27 May 2013 22:55:33 +0000 Andrea Smardon 29928 at http://kuer.org Utah's Undocumented Immigrants Want a Chance to Serve in Military 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 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