immigrants http://kuer.org en Salt Lake County Inmate Found Dead After Being Charged with Abuse http://kuer.org/post/salt-lake-county-inmate-found-dead-after-being-charged-abuse <p>A jailed man accused of sexually abusing teenage immigrant boys and forcing them to deal drugs is dead. The Salt Lake County Sheriff says that authorities found 42-year-old Victor Manuel Rax hanging in his cell Monday night, and they believe he committed suicide.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 21:22:55 +0000 Andrea Smardon 45609 at http://kuer.org Salt Lake County Inmate Found Dead After Being Charged with Abuse 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