Mariano: Latinos feel safe in Cache Valley

Wednesday’s ruling by a federal judge that blocked the heart of a proposed new Arizona immigration law was seen as good news by most Latinos who use the Multicultural Center of Cache Valley.The judge shelved parts of the law requiring immigrants to carry their papers at all times and police to check immigration status while enforcing other laws. She blocked officers from making warrantless arrests of suspected illegal immigrants.On KVNU’s Crosstalk show last week, Multicultural Center Director Juan Mariano said most of the local Latinos have felt comfortable and safe in Cache Valley.”Most of them are married, have families,” Mariano explained. “They have children in our public schools and a lot of them do contribute to this economy.”Mariano says what his clients, for the most part, want to do is make a better life for their families.

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