Salt Lake County Council reaches compromise on immigration resolution.

This article originally appeared in City Weekly. Read it in its entirety here.

After a sometimes-contentious debate, the Salt Lake County Council struck a compromise Tuesday over Councilwoman Shireen Ghorbani’s resolution to affirm the county’s commitment to welcoming immigrants and to pressure Utah’s congressional delegation to address federal immigration reform.

An animated discussion erupted soon after Councilman Steve DeBry offered a substitute resolution which modified Ghorbani’s. In the end, the council unanimously adopted DeBry’s version.

DeBry also strongly criticized a June 10 press release from the Alliance for a Better Utah in which Lauren Simpson, the organization’s policy director, supported Ghorbani’s resolution but condemned DeBry’s comments about undocumented immigrants at March 19 council meeting.

“This article originally appeared in City Weekly. Read it in its entirety here.

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