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Julia Ritchey

Francisco Juarez was brought to the U.S. from Mexico when he was six months old. He's now a senior at the University of Utah. He's also one of nearly 10,000 undocumented immigrants in the state who benefit from the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known as DACA.

Erik Neumann, KUER

Utah’s business community has joined a growing chorus of concern over President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. 

Utahns React As DACA Termination Is Announced

Sep 5, 2017
Erik Neumann

The Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, has shocked many in Utah’s immigrant community. 

Utah’s elected officials reacted swiftly to the president’s decision Tuesday to discontinue a program that protects children of undocumented immigrants.

Gov. Gary Herbert says Congress must act “quickly, humanely and with certainty” to fix the country’s broken immigration system.

His was just one of several statements issued across Utah’s political establishment after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced an end to the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, better known as DACA.

ICE


In his first post-election interview, President-elect Donald Trump says he wants to act fast to deport 2-3 million undocumented immigrants with criminal histories. That has some immigration groups wondering what Trump’s policies could mean locally.

While a federal judge has halted President Obama’s immigration actions, Utah immigrant advocates are preparing the community for the day when those actions may move forward again. They’re also writing letters to the Utah Attorney General.

Utah Immigrant Advocates Warn Against Scams

Nov 24, 2014
Andrea Smardon / KUER

In the wake of President Obama’s announcement on immigration, lawyers and community leaders met at the Mexican Consulate in Salt Lake City Monday to let immigrants know about available resources…. and to warn them against scams.