Tag: immigration

Immigrants Welcome: Salt Lake County Council reaches compromise on immigration resolution

This story originally appeared on cityweekly.net. 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

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I want to be proud to be an American

Recently, I read an article (of which it seems there is no shortage these days) lamenting the partisan divide in our country. It used a couple examples from a new study to show how conservatives and liberals misunderstand each other: Democrats tend to assume Republicans don’t believe racism exists (most do), and Republicans tend to

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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

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Press release/Comunicado de prensa: Better Utah and Comunidades Unidas encourage Salt Lake Council to support immigration resolution/ Better Utah y Comunidades Unidas Fomentan al Consejo del Condado de Salt Lake para apoyar la resolución de la inmigración

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – On Tuesday, June 11th, the Salt Lake County Council will vote on a resolution from Councilmember Shireen Ghorbani regarding the County’s role in supporting immigrants and immigrant communities. In anticipation of the vote, Alliance for a Better Utah and Comunidades Unidas issued their

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Guest Opinion: The Utah GOP suffers from its hardline stance on immigration

This commentary originally appeared in the Deseret News. This weekend, Republican state delegates will vote to elect a new chair of the Utah Republican Party. It’s a messy, time-consuming process that most voters don’t pay attention to, and often know nothing about. It’s a convention likely to be dominated by ideological battles over SB54, the

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Action Alert: Make a formal comment against citizenship question on 2020 Census

Background The Census Bureau has proposed adding a question to the 2020 Census asking every American household to record which members of their family are U.S. citizens. This question could intimidate ethnic and immigrant populations from participating in the census, leading to inaccurate and undercounted results. The purpose of the Census is to count everyone,

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Op-ed: Family detention is not the answer

For many Utahns, this Father’s Day was overshadowed by news of the federal government’s barbaric practice of taking children away from their parents at the border. The various responses from our congressional delegation have been profoundly inadequate, largely focused on broader immigration law reforms. One solution, proffered by Rep. Chris Stewart, is financing more family detention

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