SALT LAKE CITY — A controversial immigration package approved by Utah lawmakers last week has groups on both sides of the debate threatening to boycott and sue the state.
Some also are pledging to hold the Mormon church accountable for supporting what they call an amnesty program.
The legislation also includes an enforcement law that would require police to check the immigration status of anyone stopped for a felony or serious misdemeanor.
William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration, said Wednesday that the guest worker program included in the legislation violates federal law.
Gheen says litigation is planned, as is a public relations campaign denouncing the church's support of the program.
Church spokeswoman Kim Farah says it is merely emphasizing concern for keeping families together.
The legislation is awaiting Gov. Gary Herbert's approval.
- Dad who placed ad for a wife for his son gets...
- Prosecutors: Dad, son fleeing police killed...
- Quiz: Name that movie (filmed in Utah)
- Quiz: Who said it?: Utah coaches edition
- Quiz: Which Utah attraction should you road...
- Costco begins new credit card agreement
- How the tech industry grew a rural Utah town...
- Primary Children's Hospital chaplains laugh,...
- U. stadium gets bigger scoreboard,... 71
- 45 new locations open to provide free... 38
- Love won't go to GOP national convention 34
- Supreme Court abortion decision could... 31
- Arches Health Plan shutdown leaves $33... 30
- Will 'Brexit' vote help Trump in Utah? 26
- Utah GOP brings up father's bank... 25
- Rep. Love hosts poverty discussion with... 18