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Summit County Council’s Resolution Aimed At Specific Policy, Not Immigration As A Whole

Summit county council chair Kim Carson sad a council resolution this week wasn’t trying to comment on immigration policy in general. They were condemning the short-lived Trump Administration policy that separated families. Something that she said doesn’t belong in this century.

Carson told KPCW that as a council member and a mom, she found the administration’s policy incredibly frustrating.

“My heart just goes out for those families. The purpose of our resolution was not to make a comment regarding immigration.” Carson said “I think all of us agree that we need to have some immigration reform. However, this policy just is totally unacceptable. We’re in the 21st century, and for us to be doing this is I think is just barbarian.”

The council will send the resolution onto Utah’s Republican Congressional delegation. Carson said she doesn’t necessarily think they will object.

“I think that most of our delegation agree that this was not a good policy. From what I’ve read in the paper and heard on the radio.”

Carson said she’s heard support for the resolution. A couple of critics who notified a council member, she said, weren’t objecting about the ‘separation’ policy.

“It was issues with immigration as a whole, that they had questions on. I think we need to have a discussion as a nation on how we want our borders managed. I think it’s very important for us to make sure that criminals are deported in a timely manner.” Carson continued “But also, that we have opportunities for those that are coming from areas like Guatemala. These parents leave and try to come here because they’re afraid it’s the only way for their children to survive. Imagine being put in that position and having to make that choice.”

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