This article discusses the basics of Utah immigration law.
Illegal immigration is anyone not permitted to be in a country. For example, if someone from another country travels to the U.S. and they are not permitted to be there, they are committing illegal immigration and are considered an illegal alien according to Utah immigration law. Law enforcement personnel are required to check and verify the immigration status of anyone who has been arrested for a class A, B, or C misdemeanor, or a felony. If the officer has reasonable suspicion for someone to be an illegal alien. According to Utah immigration law, anyone can be charged with a criminal offense for transporting or harboring an illegal alien.
Utah immigration law is similar to the nationwide laws. “Secure Communities” is a federal program that ensures everyone that is arrested be fingerprinted, and that their fingerprints be scanned through a database to check for any criminal activity and/or immigration status. However, immigrants who do not have documentation still may work under the Utah guest worker program - these workers must be ‘E-Verified.
The United States population is 323 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Common problems with Utah immigration law in Utah are the number of illegal immigrants in the United States. There were over 15 million illegal immigrants in the United States in 2015-2016 - a significant difference from 1990 when there were around 3.5 million illegal immigrants. There are 8 million unauthorized immigrants working in the United States. The United States total employment this year is around 150 million, and the 8 million unauthorized immigrants who are also employed in the United States. In 1990, there was only 3.5 million unauthorized immigrants in the United States workforce.
There are two types of deportation: border control deportation and post-entry border control. If someone is deported back to their country when they have violated a United States Immigration law. If a family member is living in the United States illegally and the immigrant is deported, it can be stressful for them and their families.