Utah rep. who plans to propose immigration bill, condemns ‘the list’

Orem Representative Stephen Sandstrom, R-District 58, who has announced plans to sponsor a new immigration law similar to Arizona’s, has added his voice to those condemning the state workers who sent out a list of 130 people who are allegedly in this country illegally.Rep. Sandstrom says you don’t break a law in order to uphold the law. His bill would allow police to ask for papers from those suspected to be in the country illegally.”With this list being released,” Sandstrom says, “I don’t know if that’s part of the bill I need to revisit, or put in more safeguards or even just take that portion of the bill out.”Governor Gary Herbert has called about 30 people to a so-called “round table” Tuesday to discuss Utah’s immigration problems. Rep. Sandstrom made the comments at the Utah Farm Bureau’s mid-year convention in Logan last week.

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