Utah Remains Illegal Immigrant Gateway State

This comes from a KSL article originally titled “Utah’s undocumented population is booming, study shows“:

A new study from the Pew Hispanic Center shows Utah is still 21st in the country for undocumented workers, but we’re gaining new illegal immigrants faster than anywhere else. Between 2005 and 2008, the number of undocumented workers in Utah jumped nearly 16 percent. The national growth rate for illegal immigrants over that same time frame was 7.2 percent.

This should not come as a surprise as the Huntsman Administration and Utah Legislature (especially compared to surrownding states) have been very weak dealing with the issue (see here and here too).  The article also goes on to bring up the absurd “racial profiling” canard of implementing SB 81 which I recently addressed.


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