Utah House passes Arizona-style immigration bill

[JURIST] The Utah House of Representatives [official website] on Friday approved an Arizona-style immigration law by a 58-15 majority vote. Sponsored by Representative Stephen Sandstrom (R) [official profile], the controversial bill [HB 70 text, PDF] had been amended several times [Salt Lake Tribune report] before going up for a vote. The proposed law will give state law enforcement officials the authority to investigate the immigration status of those they stop or arrest, but under the approved amendments, only for serious…

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