President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration has federal agencies scrambling to create thousands of new beds to hold potentially deportable immigrants, including in the Mountain West region.
A Honduran mother who sought sanctuary in a Utah church has been denied her most recent appeal for asylum. Vicky Chavez has been living at the First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City since January with her two small children.
Immigrant advocates held a demonstration at Temple Square in Salt Lake City Monday. Sightings of federal immigration officials sparked fears that the raids occurring in other parts of the country were coming to Utah.