Utah's bill passed in 2011 requires law enforcement to check the immigration status of anyone detained for a felony or serious misdemeanor. Unlike neighboring Arizona, Utah makes checks discretionary for those suspected of lesser offenses.
Utah passed provisions outlining a guest worker program that allows illegal immigrants to receive in-state tuition. However, those aspects of the legislation do not immediately take effect and experts say implementation is unlikely.
In a non-scientific survey of 180,457 responses to a KCSG.com poll conducted June 26 - 28, 2012 to the question: "Should police be allowed to check the immigration status of everyone stopped or arrested?" -
Eighty-three percent (83%) said, "Yes"
Fifteen percent (15%) said "No"
Three percent (3%) said they weren't sure
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