Tony Yapias Tony Yapias en-us Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:00:01 MST Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:27:30 MST Newspapers Utah's Catholic bishop named archbishop of Santa Fe, New Mexico Pope Francis has named Bishop John C. Wester, leader of the Diocese of Salt Lake City, the new archbishop of Santa Fe, New... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:45:00 MDT Latino group holds welcome rally for President Obama Several dozen immigrants and their supporters met in Liberty Park on Thursday to give speeches welcoming President Barack... Thu, 02 Apr 2015 21:20:00 MDT Those in country illegally get protection with U Visas, but fear and inconsistency remain U visas provide protection and peace of mind for undocumented immigrants who have been victims of crime, but their... Thu, 01 Jan 2015 18:00:00 MST Poll: Nearly two-thirds of Utahns disapprove of Obama's executive actions on immigration Nearly two-thirds of Utahns disapprove of President Obama's recently announced executive orders on immigration, a new... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 16:50:00 MST Executive action brings 'temporary relief' for Utah immigrant families Immigrant families and organizations gathered Friday on the front steps of the state Capitol to celebrate the opportunities... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:30:01 MST President Obama's immigration reforms seek to 'deport felons, not families' After waiting more than 500 days for Congress to act on needed immigration reforms, President Obama announced a sweeping... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:50:00 MST Report gives West Valley police low ranking for racial balance West Valley City's Police Department was called out in a new Associated Press study that looked at the racial diversity of... Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:05:00 MDT West Valley City police department among country's least racially, ethnically balanced An Associated Press analysis of Census Bureau data and Justice Department figures about law enforcement found that Hispanics... Sun, 07 Sep 2014 19:10:48 MDT 67 unaccompanied children who crossed U.S.-Mexico border placed with sponsors in Utah Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's office has been notified of 67 unaccompanied youths who have been placed with sponsors in Utah... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:13:40 MDT Utah-based ICE agent indicted for alleged assault A Utah-based agent for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been indicted in federal court for assaulting someone in... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:45:59 MDT Local leaders urge community to 'stay calm' when it comes to changing immigration policy Associates of Salt Lake City's Centro Civico Mexicano met with community members Monday to discuss President Barack Obama's... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:29:51 MDT With judge's decision, what's next for immigration reform in Utah? The day after a federal judge struck down portions of the 2011 Utah’s Illegal Immigration Enforcement Act, some Utah... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:45:00 MDT Hispanic entrepreneurs helped pull country out of recession, report suggests When you think of what helped Utah pull out of the recession, what comes to mind? A new report is pointing to Hispanic... Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:38:32 MDT Man charged in drug, human trafficking operation appears in court A man accused of using gifts, then fear and intimidation to coerce teenage boys into drug and human trafficking, appeared in... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:35:00 MDT Salt Lake man who preyed on people illegally living in U.S. headed to prison Dressed as a U.S. immigration officer and carrying a badge, Jose Gonzalez sought out and preyed on people who, like him, are... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 17:58:52 MST University of Utah to host public forum on immigration reform The University of Utah’s John R. Park Debate Society will host a public forum addressing citizenship and immigration... Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:56:51 MDT 'I was frustrated,' says teen who admits killing referee A 17-year-old pleaded guilty Monday to killing a soccer referee after the official called a foul on him. A judge ordered him... Mon, 05 Aug 2013 17:20:18 MDT West Valley City, Latino community make plan to improve relations In the aftermath of months-long investigations of the embattled West Valley City Police Department, city officials and... Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:55:00 MDT In our opinion: Politicians should use Utah Compact framework in immigration reform debate Utah lawmakers modeled for Congress the path forward on immigration reform two years ago. They passed bills that would... Sun, 09 Jun 2013 00:00:00 MDT West Valley police assure Latino leaders that dismissed cases not tied to racial profiling Latino leaders and representatives of West Valley City describe meeting on dismissal of narcotics cases as a "constructive"... Wed, 15 May 2013 21:35:00 MDT Brad Rock: Soccer ref's fame came for wrong reason Snap decisions can have long-term repercussions, in sports and in life. Thu, 09 May 2013 12:09:26 MDT West Valley drug cases raise concerns of Latino community Concerned about the high number of Latinos charged with drug crimes in West Valley City, members of the Latino community will... Wed, 08 May 2013 18:20:00 MDT Teen goalie charged with homicide by assault in death of referee A 17-year-old soccer goalie accused of punching a referee was charged in juvenile court with homicide by assault on... Wed, 08 May 2013 13:10:00 MDT Senate compromise on immigration reform cheered, jeered in Utah Immigration reforms proposed by a bipartisan group of senators, which include a path to citizenship for some 11 million... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 18:46:53 MDT Latino activists call for civil rights investigation of West Valley police Latino activists in Utah said a large number of Hispanics are being charged with crimes in West Valley City and they are... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 11:19:32 MDT Utah's Latino community seeks to unite, confront national immigration debate As debate over proposed immigration reform heats up in the state Legislature and Congress, members of Utah's Latino community... Wed, 06 Feb 2013 06:59:09 MST In our opinion: Momentum building toward meaningful immigration reform For the first time in decades, momentum is building in Congress toward meaningful immigration reform. This is a positive step... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:00:00 MST Effects of Hyrum raid that divided families still linger after 6 years A couple of days after federal agents raided the Swift & Co. meat packing plant in December of 2006, a 7-year-old boy... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 19:20:33 MST Drafter of Utah Compact calls document 'gold standard' for fixing nation's immigration problems Paul Mero, president of the Sutherland Institute, a Utah-based conservative public policy think tank, said he intends to... Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:55:00 MST Latino leaders recruit taxi companies to get voters to polls Some Utah voters are new citizens heading to the polls for the first time, and Latino community leaders have organized free... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 23:36:57 MDT Supreme Court OKs 'show me your papers' rule HB497, approved by the 2011 UTah Legislature, requires police to verify the immigration status of people arrested for... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 01:12:26 MDT Utah immigration law still on hold despite U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Arizona case Earlier this year, U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups issued a temporary restraining order against HB497 pending "additional... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 17:16:51 MDT For Utah's Avelar sisters, June 15 ends up with a whole new meaning The date, June 15, had weighed heavily on their minds as they contemplated leaving their children and spouses to comply with... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 21:16:30 MDT 'Dreamers' rejoice in Obama's order to halt deportations of young illegal immigrants Silvia Salguero's dreams of completing college, finding meaningful work and perhaps even becoming a nurse moved a step closer... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:46:04 MDT Website lets people self-report suspected undocumented immigrants A website designed to "expose" people in countries illegally will only perpetuate discrimination, encourage hostility and... Sat, 05 May 2012 17:38:49 MDT Opponents of Arizona immigration law rally as Supreme Court hears arguments Wed, 25 Apr 2012 21:07:34 MDT Repeal of driver privilege cards advances to the Senate Over objections that Utah's driver privilege card is an important public safety measure, a Senate committee endorsed a bill... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 20:22:58 MST 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... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 20:23:24 MST Feeding the flock: Different pastors, different faiths — but the same love of God and his children On the surface, it would seem Dave Nelson, Omar Ontiveros and Steve Barsuhn have little in common. Sat, 28 Jan 2012 05:00:00 MST 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... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 23:15:29 MST 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... Fri, 06 Jan 2012 19:01:13 MST 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... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 17:37:18 MST 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... Tue, 20 Dec 2011 21:12:57 MST Feds sue Utah over illegal immigration enforcement bill Utah will aggressively fight a federal lawsuit attacking the state's controversial immigration enforcement law, Mark... Tue, 22 Nov 2011 18:59:44 MST Photos: 1 year after signing the Utah Compact, signatories reaffirm their support Fri, 11 Nov 2011 17:05:53 MST Utah Compact has had national impact, signers say on eve of document's 1st anniversary Wed, 09 Nov 2011 18:33:49 MST Readers' forum: Support Utah Compact As we approach the year anniversary of the signing of the Utah Compact, I am writing to voice my support for its... Wed, 02 Nov 2011 00:00:00 MDT International refugees, Latino immigrants compete for service-sector jobs Tue, 05 Jul 2011 18:17:36 MDT Fingerprints, background check now required for Utah driver privilege card Starting Friday, illegal immigrants will have to submit to a criminal background check and be fingerprinted — all at an... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 22:45:45 MDT Migrant targets — Notorious 'notarios': scammers claim they can help illegals Sun, 26 Jun 2011 22:43:18 MDT