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Refugees, Utah's newest pioneers, to be featured in Days of '47 Parade float

Pioneer Day will take on a fresh meaning this year as 12 refugee communities in Utah take part.

Obama rejects Trump depiction of US in crisis

President Barack Obama fiercely rejected Donald Trump's depiction of an America in crisis on Friday, arguing that violent crime and illegal immigration have plunged under his leadership to their... Read more »

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Refugees, Utah's newest pioneers, to be featured in Days of '47 Parade float

Pioneer Day will take on a fresh meaning this year as 12 refugee communities in Utah take part in the Days of '47 Parade in downtown Salt Lake City on Monday, July 25. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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What do young Americans think on top issues facing the country?

Young Americans have education and the economy at the top of their minds as they think about this year's presidential election. But their thoughts on some of the other top issues facing the country... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Salt Lake man released from jail on bail after 3-year immigration hold

After more than three years of being detained in the Utah County Jail on a mandatory immigration hold, Martin Chairez-Castrejon dropped to his knees Friday to offer a prayer of gratitude after he... Read more »

July 9, 2016

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France eyes prospects to pressure Britain over migrants

Concern about immigration and a wish for stricter border controls were important factors in Britain's vote to leave the European Union last week. Read more »

July 3, 2016

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3 years after serving sentence, S.L. man gets first shot at release from jail

A Salt Lake man held in jail more than three years on an immigration hold was granted release on $50,000 bond by an immigration judge Thursday. The Department Homeland Security has reserved the... Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Intolerant acts surge as British referendum result sinks in

An Eastern European family in Rugby finds dog excrement shoved through its mailbox. A Londoner nearly gets into a fight over drunken slurs shouted on a crowded subway car. A Polish teenager in... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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UK's anti-EU victors will find it hard to fulfill promises

Politicians who wanted Britain to leave the European Union were not shy about making promises. They plastered their campaign bus with vows to "take back control" on immigration and boost funding... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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'No' to Obama's immigration plans, Supreme Court says

A short-handed and deeply divided Supreme Court deadlocked Thursday on President Barack Obama's immigration plan to help millions living in the U.S. illegally, effectively killing the plan for the... Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Immigration ruling called hurtful, a necessary check on executive powers

The Supreme Court’s ruling halting Obama administration programs intended to protect unauthorized immigrants from deportation was hurtful and disappointing, advocates say, but GOP elected... Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Obama immigration plan blocked by 4-4 tie at Supreme Court

A tie vote by the Supreme Court is blocking President Barack Obama's immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Biden asserts Trump could trigger surge in anti-Americanism

Warning of a potential surge in anti-Americanism, Vice President Joe Biden is tearing into Donald Trump's views on foreign policy and urging the country not to follow the presumptive Republican... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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UN says 65 million people displaced in 2015, a new record

Imagine the entire population of Britain uprooted: The U.N. refugee agency says just over that number — 65 million people — were displaced worldwide by the end of last year, easily... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Utah business, refugee leaders urge community to hire refugees

Utah business and refugee leaders urged Utahns to extend job opportunities to refugees during a business networking event Thursday evening held in Zions Bank's Founder Room. A new national report... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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'Not the America we want': Obama blasts Trump's Muslim plans (+video)

President Barack Obama angrily denounced Donald Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric on Tuesday, blasting the views of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee as a threat to American security and a... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Clinton, Trump at odds over tackling terrorism, guns

Fiery and measured in turn, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton offered drastically different proposals Monday for stemming the threat of terrorism and gun violence that have Americans on edge... Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Hope lost in Greece, some Syrians pay smugglers to get home

Europe seemed like the promised land, worth risking their lives to reach. But in a muddy field on the northern edge of Greece, their dreams died. Now, dozens of Syrian refugees are risking their... Read more »

June 11, 2016

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Real Salt Lake player and fellow refugee joins graduation celebration for refugee foster children

Real Salt Lake defender Phanuel Kavita joined in festivities Friday at Jordan Park to honor six recent high school graduates who are part of Catholic Community Services' refugee foster care... Read more »

June 10, 2016

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Ryan security plan stresses border control, immigration

House Speaker Paul Ryan is proposing to secure U.S. borders by overhauling the immigration system and installing robust defenses to keep out extremists, criminals and drug cartels. Read more »

June 9, 2016

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Ali became world citizen but never forgot his hometown roots

Muhammad Ali traveled the world as a fighter and humanitarian, but he always came home to Louisville. Read more »

June 5, 2016

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World Refugee Day celebrates Utah's refugee communities, nation's newest citizens

Ten men and women from six countries took the oath of U.S. citizenship during opening ceremonies of World Refugee Day festivities at Liberty Park on Saturday. The event celebrated the cultures of... Read more »

June 4, 2016

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First bond hearing for Salt Lake man held for 3 years set for June 30

Immigration Judge David C. Anderson has set a June 30 bond hearing for a lawful permanent resident who has been detained by Immigration Customs Enforcement for more than three years as he fights... Read more »

May 31, 2016

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Donald Trump breaks with nation's only Latina governor

It was a stunning rebuke — even by Donald Trump's standards — aimed at the nation's only Latina governor at a political rally in her home state of New Mexico. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Bill Clinton, Donald Trump take campaign show to New Mexico

Northern New Mexico will be getting a visit Tuesday from former President Bill Clinton as he stumps for his wife, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, ahead of the state's June 7... Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Tight Austrian presidential election reveals a split nation

A Euroskeptic, anti-immigration politician and his left-leaning rival were neck and neck Monday a day after polls closed in Austria's presidential election, and officials were counting absentee... Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Utah man held 1,164 days in jail without a bond hearing

After being held more than three years without a bond hearing in the Utah County Jail as an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainee, a federal judge has ordered that Martin Chairez-Castrejon... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Canada apologizes for 1914 rejection of Asian migrant ship

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized in Parliament on Wednesday for a government decision in 1914 to turn away a ship carrying hundreds of South Asian immigrants. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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In Greek seaside resort, refugees see dreams put on hold

At the end of a long, straight road on the coastal flats between the southern Greek village of Myrsini and the Ionian Sea sits a refugee shelter that could have popped out of a travel brochure. Read more »

May 14, 2016

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Naturalization workshop explains path to U.S. citizenship

Jesus and Denisse Rodriguez embarked on the first steps of obtaining U.S. citizenship and that of their 12-year-old twins by attending a naturalization workshop Tuesday at the Glendale Branch Library. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Twice-deported man arrested in Salt Lake, authorities say

A man who has been deported from the United States twice before was arrested Thursday in Salt Lake, the federal authorities announced. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Learn how to become a U.S. citizen at free workshop

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will host a free workshop on how to become a U.S. citizen at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Glendale Branch Library, 1375 S. Concord St. (1250 West). Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Rowdy Trump protests portend explosive California primary

Hundreds of rowdy protesters broke through barricades and threw eggs at police Friday outside a hotel where Donald Trump addressed the state's Republican convention. Several Trump supporters said... Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Refugee goat project growing by leaps and bounds thanks to investment

A herd that started with about a dozen goats is slowly becoming a money-making venture for three African refugee communities in Utah. The East African Refugee Goat Project recently won a $30,000... Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Immigrant kids placed with adults who are in US illegally

The vast majority of immigrant children who arrive alone at the U.S. border are placed by the government with adults who are in the country illegally, federal data reviewed by The Associated Press... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Utah refugee agencies hope to make 'beautiful matches' with volunteers

The director of the state Office of Refugee Services hopes an orientation on Saturday, April 16, to help familiarize Utahns with nonprofit organizations and government agencies that serve refugees... Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Poll: Obama's approval rises with improving economy

As many in the United States hold their noses in the search for the next president, they're increasingly warming to the president they already have. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Poll: Improved economic outlook boosts approval for Obama

As many in the United States hold their noses in the search for the next president, they're increasingly warming to the president they already have. Read more »

April 9, 2016

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Nonprofits inundated after LDS Church urges women to serve refugees

In the week since leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints urged LDS women worldwide to help refugees, phones have rung off the hook and email boxes have been flooded at local... Read more »

April 2, 2016

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Task force seeks to welcome, support immigrant entrepreneurs in Salt Lake County

A task force of more than 60 government, business and community leaders convened Thursday to brainstorm ways to encourage and welcome immigrants in the Salt Lake metro area's business community. Read more »

March 31, 2016

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Haiti migrants no longer stranded on desolate border

Forced out of the Dominican Republic, Anise Germain and her family pitched a flimsy tent of blankets and cardboard on a patch of rocky ground just across the border in Haiti. She feared they might... Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Refugee help: 'My phone is blowing up; my email is blowing up. It is unbelievable what's already happening'

Utahns are already responding to an invitation from the LDS Church to participate in a new effort led by women members of the church to help refugees in their communities. Read more »

March 29, 2016

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Census: Epicenter of Utah population growth shifting to Utah County

Utah County could soon be gaining a larger number of people each year than Salt Lake County thanks to a thriving tech industry and overall economic opportunity that are bringing in a steady stream... Read more »

March 23, 2016

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Donald Trump's wall plan draws mixed reactions on the border (+video)

Donald Trump's ambitious plan to build a giant wall on the border hits close to home for people like Berenice Andrews. Read more »

March 21, 2016

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Ted Cruz tours border, stumps at Phoenix rally

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz toured Arizona's border with Mexico Friday and then turned his attention to voters in Phoenix at a rally at a Christian college that brought out thousands... Read more »

March 18, 2016

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Utah voters driven most by economy, national security, poll shows

What's driving Utah voters? The most important issues are the economy, national security and health. Read more »

March 18, 2016

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Chelsea Clinton talks up her mother on Utah campaign swing

Chelsea Clinton told supporters in Utah on Tuesday that the 2016 presidential election is the most important in her lifetime. Read more »

March 15, 2016

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It's personal: Obama says GOP hostility to him led to Trump

President Barack Obama blames years of knee-jerk GOP hostility toward him for fueling Donald Trump's rise, arguing Thursday that Republicans have no one to blame but themselves. Trump's GOP rivals... Read more »

March 10, 2016

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Slaying suspect managed to elude US immigration authorities

Immigration authorities last year sought to detain a Mexican national charged with killing five men in Kansas and Missouri this week, but they sent the detention order to an agency that didn't have... Read more »

March 9, 2016

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Utah bill removes wait period on health insurance for immigrant children

Children of immigrants who enter the state and country legally and lawfully will no longer wait five years before becoming eligible for health insurance. Read more »

March 9, 2016

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Lawmakers consider extending date for immigration reform package

State lawmakers are considering a bill to extend the effective date of a controversial immigration reform package passed in 2011. Read more »

March 2, 2016

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