Utah summit focusing on immigration impact

Oct 26 2011 - 8:35am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Religious, political and business leaders from throughout the country will be discussing the impact of immigration laws during a one-day summit in Salt Lake City.

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff says the Wednesday gathering will focus on the economic issues raised by state and federal laws.

Speakers will also talk about the law enforcement challenges created by state-based enforcement measures and the impacts of immigrants on churches.

Among those scheduled to participate are representatives of companies based in Idaho, Colorado and Utah as well as religious leaders from Wyoming and Washington state.

Mayor Paul Bridges of Uvalda, Georgia, will deliver a keynote address about the losses incurred by farmers after a new immigration law was passed in his state.

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