Utah Governor could sign Arizona-style immigration bill

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SALT LAKE CITY, Colo. (KKCO) - Immigrants' rights supporters have rallied in Salt Lake City against a package of immigration bills passed by Utah Lawmakers.

The Deseret News reports a few hundred protester turned out for Saturday's rally organized by the group 'United for Social Justice.'

Speakers at the rally urged the public to phone Governor Herbert and ask him to veto the immigration bills.

Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson spoke along with activists and religious leaders before the group marched to the capitol.

Both chambers of the Legislature on Friday night approved an immigration package that includes an enforcement law similar to Arizona's, but tempered with a guest worker program for illegal immigrants.

One measure would require police to check the immigrant status of anyone stopped for a felony or serious misdemeanor.

In February, Colorado Democrats struck down a similar proposal that would have allowed law enforcement to arrest suspected illegal immigrants.

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