POSTED // Feb 22,2012 - Kristen Cox, executive director of the Department of Workforce Services, cut $22.6 million from the department in the face of a recession-fueled tripling of the number of Utahns seeking public assistance.
POSTED // Feb 2,2012 - In the wake of the five years of President Felipe Calderon's "war on drugs," the daily headlines of murders, violence and human-rights violations in Mexico have illustrated with disturbing clarity how violence has apparently seeped through the governmental and law-enforcement structures of Mexico as drug cartels have gained increasing hold on the country's affairs.
POSTED // Feb 2,2012 - Attorneys argue that immigration judges often impose too high a standard on what Congress has already defined as a very difficult obstacle to families staying in the United States. In the following documents, attorney Jonny Benson appeals Judge Dustin Pead's decision to deport "Pedro."
POSTED // Feb 1,2012 - From removal statistics received through an open-records request, out of 7,383 people the Salt Lake City court ordered deported between 2009 and 2011, 6,020 did not have counsel.
POSTED // Dec 14,2011 - On June 1, 2007, at 8 a.m., Michael Birkeland blearily opened his eyes to a clear blue sky. He was lying naked in a field in Orem, his clothes scattered around him, his car a few yards away, the engine still running.