Rep. John Curtis had a message for President Trump and other administration officials about their policy separating families as they attempt to cross the southern border into the United States.

Situational Awareness

Situational awareness - June 20, 2018

Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City. 

Curtis pushes back against Trump's family separation policy. Utah lawmakers donate to their colleagues in primary elections. The uproar over separating immigrant families continues to grow.

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Deseret News

Op-ed: LDS moral commitments on immigration are grounded in history and scripture

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Romney spends nearly 5 times as much as Kennedy on U.S. Senate campaign

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Herbert approves spending plan for VW settlement money

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Utah House members say president backs bill that would resolve family separations at border

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Today At Utah Policy

Hatch calls for end to immigrant family separations

  • By Bryan Schott, Managing Editor

Sen. Orrin Hatch is circulating a letter calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to put a halt to the Trump administration policy of separating immigrant children from their families along the...

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Utah GOP Congressional candidate Chris Herrod discusses immigration, foreign trade, the economy and the federal deficit with Managing Editor Bryan Schott.
Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott tiptoe through the minefield of Utah political news from the last week.

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Wise Words


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