Tony Yapias

Immigration bills likely dead for the 2012 legislative session

Rep. Chris Herrod, R-Provo, lit a fuse in the Utah House when he tried to get a hearing for his illegal immigration bill Monday. And his unsuccessful attempt "most... Read more »

Feb. 27, 2012

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Repeal of guest worker bill introduced; would strip police certification of chiefs who don't enforce immigration laws

A bill that backers describe as a "compassionate family-oriented pilot program" has been proposed as a replacement to a controversial guest worker bill that the Utah... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2012

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Utah Latinos praise Obama immigration proposal, Hatch denounces it

Utah Latinos praised the Obama administration Friday for proposing a rule to reduce the time that illegal immigrant spouses and children are separated from their... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2012

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Poll: Latinos disapprove of Obama's handling of deportation, yet favor Democrat over Romney and Perry

Nearly 60 percent of Latinos disapprove of the Obama administration's handling of deportation of unauthorized immigrants, a new national poll of more than 1,200 Latino... Read more »

Dec. 28, 2011

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West Valley City adopts resolution encouraging businesses to verify new worker status

While they can't do much to enforce it, the city officially and unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday encouraging local businesses to verify the legal status of new... Read more »

Dec. 20, 2011

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Feds sue Utah over illegal immigration enforcement bill

Utah will aggressively fight a federal lawsuit attacking the state's controversial immigration enforcement law, Mark Shurtleff said Tuesday. Read more »

Nov. 22, 2011

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