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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.  

Vicky Chavez sits in a rocking chair holding her infant.
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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.

82 Arrested in Utah ICE Operation

Feb 5, 2016
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A Utah ICE operation ending Friday has resulted in the arrest of 82 foreign nationals.

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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.