ksl.com – Group urges senators to approve DREAM Act

SALT LAKE CITY — A collection of youth, educators and religious leaders are urging Utah’s United States Senators to approve the DREAM Act. The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act applies to children of illegal-immigrant parents who … 

Lawmaker proposing changes to provisional ballot process to improve voter turnout | Deseret News

Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck, D-Salt Lake City, says it’s unacceptable that ballots of registered voters sometimes go uncounted, and she’s drafting legislation to remedy that. Hoping to improve voter turnout, Chavez-Houck presented proposals to fellow lawmakers Wednesday during the interim Government … 

Democrats blast move to repeal birthright citizenship | Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Democrats stood Friday at This is the Place Monument — where Mormon pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley — to say the landmark represents everything that conservatives are forgetting in a push to repeal automatic citizenship … 

Dozens Gather in Support of Birthright Citizenship | KCPW

09.03.2010 by Elizabeth Ziegler (KCPW News) A Utah lawmaker’s resolution to end birthright citizenship, as granted in the 14th Amendment, brought dozens of lawmakers, faith leaders, legal experts and Salt Lake area citizens together this afternoon. They spoke out against …

Low Latino voting in Utah may leave them politically vulnerable | Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — About 12 percent of Utah’s population is Hispanic. But Latinos cast a mere 2 percent of Utah’s votes in the 2008 presidential election, according to census estimates. That suggests the politicians who support Rep. Stephen Sandstrom’s …

Lawmaker Fears Immigration Proposal Would Lead to Profiling | KCPW

04.30.2010 by Jeff Robinson (KCPW News) Despite the controversy surrounding Arizona’s new immigration law, a Republican Utah lawmaker we spoke with yesterday wants to bring the same thing to this state. Representative Stephen Sandstrom of Orem said it’s especially important … 

Utah Legislature hopes to hold a gun to federal law | Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Legislature completed a succinct memo to the federal government at the Capitol on Wednesday — stay out of the state’s business. That message was delivered via House passage of SB11, a bill sponsored by … 

Potentially Unconstitutional Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature | KCPW

02.11.2010 by Emily Rodriguez-Vargas (KCPW News) The Utah State-made Firearms Protection Act cleared the House of Representatives yesterday, and its fate is now up to the governor. The bill co-sponsored by Republican Representative Stephen Sandstrom allows for ammunition and firearms …