Immigration-New Pasted Laws in Utah

Passing Immigration Bills:
HB116 will:

  • Establish in the Department of Public Safety a program for illegal immigrants to obtain a work permit in Utah.
  • Impose fines of up to $2,500 on those who apply for the permit.
  • Require businesses with 15 or more employees to verify their legal status or face penalties including fines and business license suspensions.
  • Require police to check the immigration status of people detained or arrested for felonies and class A misdemeanors; give police discretion to check the status for those suspected of class B and class C misdemeanors.


The bill allows illegal immigrants in the state prior to May 11, 2011 to be eligible for the guest worker permit.

What do you think?

  • HB116: 21-7
  • HB466: 25-1
  • HB497: 22-5

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