Undocumented in Utah


January 12, 2010 by The Mormon Worker

Driven by LDS prophecy, attorney Aaron Tarin fights for undocumented immigrants clinging to the American dream. From the Salt Lake City Weekly.

By Stephen Dark

Immigration Judge William L. Nixon was on the verge of tears. A Hispanic single mother convicted of fraud for using a fake social security number she bought 20 years earlier was before him in federal immigration court in the summer of 2006, facing deportation.

She had no money for a lawyer and was representing herself, since people in deportation proceedings do not get public defenders. Behind her in the small, windowless room sat her four children, one of them with Down syndrome and severe heart issues. . .

Read the rest of the article here at CityWeekly.com

3 thoughts on “Undocumented in Utah

  1. J. Madson says:


    thanks for this link. My wife was a clerk for Judge Nixon a year before Aaron Tarin and has a very high opinion of him.

  2. Forest Simmons says:

    This article mentions conservative Utah Mormons that think our undocumented Hispanic brothers and sisters should be deported. My question to them is this:

    Why should the USA be more exclusive than the Kingdom of God? Why should the waiting and red tape to gain legal residence in the USA be infinitely more daunting than the simple requirements for full membership in the Church and Kingdom of God on Earth?
    Why quotas for immigration to the USA, when the Kingdom of God actively invites all to come and partake of His goodness?

    Why is it harder for our latino hermanos to get permission to enter the USA than to get a temple recommend? Is the almighty USA so much better than the Kingdom of God that it has to exclude those who easily satisfy all of the requirements for a temple recommend in the Kingdom of God on Earth?

  3. SUNNofaB.C.Rich says:

    Let’s apply that same logic to Sharia Law… Oh. That’s why were a secular nation.

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