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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

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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.  

An immigrant mother recalls her struggle to win asylum in the United States.
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Angelica Alvarez still can’t believe how she came to live in a peaceful West Jordan home, after her already scorched life went up in flames.

Keith Gardner

The president of the construction firm targeted Thursday by immigration agents with a federal search warrant at the Salt Lake City International Airport defended his business, saying it's “a good company.”

Bruce King, president of Pete King Commercial, a North Las Vegas, Nev.-based company, said in a phone interview that he was not happy with the enforcement action that occurred Thursday morning.

ACLU of Utah

Utah’s branch of the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit against immigration enforcement officials. It says a raid of a Utah family’s home was unlawful.

BYU Research Links Foreclosures To Mass Deportations

Dec 12, 2016
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A Brigham Young University professor is making a case for how mass deportations increased foreclosure rates during the housing market crash. And he warns of a similar outcome if President Elect Donald Trump makes good on promises to deport millions of illegal immigrants.

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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.