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The Park City Council Round Table last week focused on social equity. The panel consisted of several Latinx community members. It kicked off with Park City Mayor Andy Beerman asking the panel to share their experiences with racism, including Enrique Sanchez, who came to Park City with his parents when he was two years old.


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On Thursday, the United States Supreme Court upheld the Obama era executive order known as DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It allows young people brought to the U.S. as minors, to remain under legal protection if they are working or in school. The ruling was a blow to the Trump administration which had challenged the legality of the 2012 order.

Today on the Local News Hour:

( 00:05) Charlie Sturgis has this week's Mountain Trails Report.

(06:54 ) DACA Recipient Enrique Sanchez and Bright Futures Director Rebecca Gonzales react to the news this week that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that DACA recipients can continue to stay in the U.S.

( 21:17) Park City Council member Tim Henney has a recap of last night's meeting.

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The Trump administration has initiated rule changes that will impact the cost for immigrants to renew DACA and other programs which allow access to work, school and military service.

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival, or DACA, is a 2012 immigration policy which allows children brought illegally to the U.S. by their parents, to defer deportation if they meet certain criteria. The program was rescinded in 2017 by the Trump administration, but existing DACA recipients are protected until the U.S. Supreme Court makes a ruling on the program in the spring of 2020.

On today's show host Carolyn Murray speaks with Utah Represenatives Tim Quinn and Brian King about the tax overhaul bill that was just passed in a special session and signed by the Governor in December. Moe Hickey with Voices for Utah Children and Ciriac Alverez policy analyst talk about the increases in DACA application renewals and their concerns for it's future in 2020.


The fees to renew a DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) application are increasing two fold in 2020.

KPCW talked with one Park City DACA student about the impacts such an increase will have on him as he pursues his education.

Help Is Available For DACA Renewals In Summit County

Mar 14, 2019

Professional and citizen activists have helped raise money and provide resources for DACA renewals in the Summit County area since 2017. They recently submitted another 80 renewal applications for local youth.

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Congressman Rob Bishop is beginning his 8th term in the US House of Representatives. KPCW had the opportunity to interview the Congressman on a variety of topics.  A discussion about the partial government shutdown is the first in a series of reports on the Representative’s work in Washington. Carolyn Murray has this:

Moe Hickey

Last September the Trump administration announced a phasing out of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program known as DACA.  He gave Congress six months to pass a Dream Act which would provide citizenship to Dreamers under DACA. A group of concerned Summit County Residents raised thousands of dollars last spring to help pay for renewal costs of those already under DACA status.  Once again, they’re raising funds to help pay the 495-dollar renewal fee. Carolyn Murray has this: 

DACA: Round Two Fundraising Underway

May 9, 2018

In April a Federal District Court Judge ruled against the Trump Administration after they announced they would end the DACA program.  DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.  It allows children of undocumented immigrants a chance to work, join the military, go to college, and obtain driver licenses. 

DACA Renewal Deadline Is Passed

Oct 9, 2017
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The Trump administration’s executive order repealing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, called DACA, took effect on September 5th .    The order put an immediate end to the program but there remained a window for some application renewals to continue for just one month, up to October 5th.  Carolyn Murray has this:  

Enrique Sanchez

With the clock ticking on the DACA program and no new applications being accepted, it'll be up to Congress to figure out the fate of nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants, who were brought to the U.S. by their parents as children. In this second of a two-part series, Leslie Thatcher examines the future hopes and dreams of one Park City student - who has always called Park City home. 

Enrique Sanchez

20 year old Enrique Sanchez, a Mexican citizen, has spent most of his life in Park City. He's watching the process unfolding that will determine his fate in the states. In this first of a two-part series, Leslie Thatcher reveals more on just one of the hundreds of thousands of others who are in a similar situation.

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Last week, the Trump Administration announced plans to rescind the executive order that  has allowed children of illegal Immigrants deferment from deportation.  It’s known as DACA and the Park City Board of Education has now issued a safe schools resolution outlining their commitment to the children who attend school in Park City.Carolyn Murray has more:

Twenty-year-old Enrique Sanchez -- who has spent most of his life in Park City, but is legally a Mexican citizen -- is watching carefully as the process unfolds in Washington to determine his fate. In the first segment of a two-part series, KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reveals the story of just one of the hundreds of thousands of immigrants that face this situation.