IMMIGRANTS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/IMMIGRANTS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Homeland Security reissues immigrant asylum rules http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57837965-68/asylum-standard-immigration-cases.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57837965-68/asylum-standard-immigration-cases.html.csp">Homeland Security reissues immigrant asylum rules</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALICIA A. CALDWELL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T21:19:26.649-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 09:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Homeland Security Department has reissued asylum rules to immigration officials amid concerns that they are misinterpreting how to decide which immigrants get to see a judge for asylum claims. The chief of the asylum division at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has told asylum officers that immigrants who make a “credible fear” claim, the first step in the asylum process, must have a “significant possibility” of winning an asylum case before a judge. In a Feb. 28 memo,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578379652014-04-18T21:19:26.649-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-18T21:19:26.649-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57837965@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:19:26 MDT LDS leader, Obama meet to push for immigration reform http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57822496-90/church-citizenship-common-immigrants.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57822496-90/church-citizenship-common-immigrants.html.csp">LDS leader, Obama meet to push for immigration reform</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T20:40:58.084-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 08:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A top LDS Church official joined fellow faith leaders to meet with President Barack Obama on Tuesday, urging action on immigration reform that has so far stalled in Congress. Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor to Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Thomas S. Monson, said outside the White House that he’s hopeful for a break in the partisan logjam preventing meaningful reform. “There are many programs and actions that the president or the administration is standin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57822496@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:40:58 MDT Immigration activists warn Obama, Dems to limit deportations http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57824025-68/obama-activists-immigration-deportations.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57824025-68/obama-activists-immigration-deportations.html.csp">Immigration activists warn Obama, Dems to limit deportations</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERICA WERNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T20:44:25.224-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 08:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S. Many activists say Obama has been slow to grasp the emotions building within the Latino community as deportations near the 2 million mark for his administration and hopes for immigration legislation fade. With House Republicans unlikely to ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578240252014-04-15T20:44:25.224-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-15T20:44:25.224-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57824025@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:44:25 MDT Letter: Make it easier for immigrants to work http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57822473-82/immigrants-community-easier-job.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57822473-82/immigrants-community-easier-job.html.csp">Letter: Make it easier for immigrants to work</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T16:44:28.156-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 04:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I hear a lot of negative talk about immigrants in our community, and I disagree with these views. I feel that work visas should be easier to get. Immigrants working on a visa will pay taxes and will contribute to their communities rather than strain resources. Immigrants make up 5 percent of the unskilled work force. This is a significant contribution to the community job market. I have a teen child that I had to force to take a job in the food industry. Most teens do not want jobs that they dee...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57822473@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:44:28 MDT Jeb Bush remarks expose GOP’s immigration problem http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57804164-68/bush-immigration-party-gop.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57804164-68/bush-immigration-party-gop.html.csp">Jeb Bush remarks expose GOP’s immigration problem</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL J. MISHAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T19:48:31.241-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 07:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Miami • With three little words, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush set off a fury this week that served as a potent reminder of how difficult the immigration issue remains for his possible presidential ambitions and the Republican Party. An early GOP establishment favorite, Bush has long urged his fellow Republicans to show more compassion for those who enter the country illegally. But when he described illegal immigration in an interview as an “act of love” by people hoping to provide for their fam...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578041642014-04-10T19:48:31.241-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T19:48:31.241-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57804164@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:48:31 MDT GOP immigration backers see military service path to status http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57775333-68/immigration-denham-legislation-bill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57775333-68/immigration-denham-legislation-bill.html.csp">GOP immigration backers see military service path to status</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T19:41:54.683-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 07:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Stymied on comprehensive immigration overhaul, House Republicans are pushing a plan to give young immigrants brought to the country illegally by their parents a path to resident status if they join the U.S. military. Rep. Jeff Denham said Friday he would press for a vote on his legislation, known as the ENLIST Act, either as a free-standing bill or as an addition to the defense authorization measure that the House will consider in May. The Californian from a competitive, increasing...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577753332014-04-04T19:41:54.683-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-04T19:41:54.683-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57775333@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 19:41:54 MDT Clinics offered to help apply for citizenship http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57765325-90/apply-april-citizenship-clinics.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57765325-90/apply-april-citizenship-clinics.html.csp">Clinics offered to help apply for citizenship</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T19:57:05.669-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 07:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lawyers are volunteering to help legal immigrants apply for citizenship, as part of an annual Citizenship Day event. The Utah Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association has scheduled clinics for April 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at two locations: the Salt Lake County Center, 2001 S. State Street in Salt Lake City, and at United Way, 148 N. 100 West in Provo. The group says several immigration attorneys will be joined by volunteers to help eligible immigrants apply for citizenship...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57765325@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:57:05 MDT House backs bill to sue Obama http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57672448-68/president-obama-bill-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57672448-68/president-obama-bill-republicans.html.csp">House backs bill to sue Obama</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-12T19:06:55.138-06:00">Updated Mar 12, 2014 07:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BC-US--House-Presidential Power, 1st Ld-Writethru,531 House backs bill to sue president over laws AP Photo DCPM118 Eds: Updates with details, background. With AP Photos. By DONNA CASSATA Associated Press WASHINGTON • Casting Barack Obama as a president run amok, the House voted on Wednesday for a bill that would expedite congressional lawsuits against the chief executive for failure to enforce federal laws. The vote was 233-181 in the Republican-led House as GOP lawmakers excoriated Obama for m...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576724482014-03-12T19:06:55.138-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-12T19:06:55.138-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57672448@www.sltrib.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:06:55 MDT Op-ed: Costs of U.S. House dithering on immigration are too high http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57601603-82/immigration-utah-state-immigrants.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57601603-82/immigration-utah-state-immigrants.html.csp">Op-ed: Costs of U.S. House dithering on immigration are too high</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By donna mcaleer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-01T01:01:03.385-06:00">Updated Mar 1, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two corners of our country contain powerful and contradictory symbols of immigration in the United States. One is a barrier. The other is a beacon. The barrier is in the southwest corner, a fence almost 700 miles long on our border with Mexico. The beacon is in the northeast corner, on Liberty Island in New York harbor. It’s the Statue of Liberty. Inscribed on the plaque that Lady Liberty holds is this extract of the Emma Lazarus sonnet, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearni...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57601603@www.sltrib.com Sat, 01 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT Will: Republicans wrong to resist immigration reform http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57561947-82/immigration-republicans-percent-immigrants.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57561947-82/immigration-republicans-percent-immigrants.html.csp">Will: Republicans wrong to resist immigration reform</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George F. Will</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-18T09:51:01.737-06:00">Updated Feb 18, 2014 09:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON — Distilled to their discouraging essence, Republicans’ reasons for retreating from immigration reform reflect waning confidence in American culture and in the political mission only Republicans can perform — restoring America’s economic vigor. Without this, the nation will have a dismal future only Democrats can relish: government growing in order to allocate scarce opportunity. Many Republicans say addressing immigration will distract from a winning focus on Obamacare. But a mature ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57561947@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Feb 2014 09:51:01 MDT