Ana Cañenguez, of Tremonton, has a message for the president-elect: “We’re here. We’re not afraid of politics, racism or hate. We are very organized … and we’re willing to keep fighting.”
Undocumented and Uncertain
Northern Utah responds to Trump’s deportation vow
As Donald Trump prepares to take the presidential oath Friday, Utahns have joined people around the world in wondering what his impact will be. Over three days, the Standard-Examiner is looking at one of his signature campaign promises: to build a wall on the country’s southern border and deport people who came into the country illegally.
Reporters: Anna Burleson and Leia Larsen • Photographer: Benjamin Zack • Additional reporting: Mitch Shaw and Mark Shenefelt • Project editor: Kyle Hansen
Many immigrants and their families have expressed fear over what Trump’s immigration proposals could mean for them. But on the other side of those fears, there are citizens hopeful a Trump administration will be the cure to some of America’s woes.
Unlike most of their peers, these three students — and 91 other undocumented Weber State students — have more roadblocks ahead than just exams, a social life and work demands.
Most local school districts don’t track immigration status, so although some educators are worried about the impacts of Donald Trump’s election on these students, no one knows exactly how many children will be affected.
Although there has been a clear change in the number of undocumented immigrants seeking help, that’s about the only thing that’s clear for those working on behalf of undocumented immigrants.
A Utah family of legal U.S. residents and undocumented immigrants wishes more people understood immigrants enter the U.S. illegally because they’re trying to find a better life for their families.
Even with all the uncertainty surrounding President-elect Donald Trump coming into office with promises to deport undocumented immigrants, local law enforcement agencies want to make it clear that police are here to protect and serve all Ogden residents, regardless of immigration status.
Look at the numbers behind the Utah’s undocumented population.