THE UTAH COMPACT

A Declaration of Five Principles to Guide Utah’s Immigration Discussion

As signers of the Utah Compact on Immigration, we are committed to promoting common-sense immigration reforms that will strengthen our economy, as well as attract talent and business to our state.


We urge state leaders and Utah Members of Congress to adopt these five principles of the Utah Compact on Immigration:


  1. FEDERAL SOLUTIONS  Immigration is a federal policy issue between the U.S. government and other countries—not Utah and other countries. We urge Utah’s congressional delegation, and others, to lead efforts to strengthen federal laws and protect our national borders. We urge state leaders to adopt reasonable policies addressing immigrants in Utah. 
  2. LAW ENFORCEMENT We respect the rule of law and support law enforcement’s professional judgment and discretion. Local law enforcement resources should focus on criminal activities, not civil violations of federal code. 
  3. FAMILIES  Strong families are the foundation of successful communities. We oppose policies that unnecessarily separate families. We champion policies that support families and improve the health, education and well-being of all Utah children.
  4. ECONOMY  Utah is best served by a free-market philosophy that maximizes individual freedom and opportunity. We acknowledge the economic role immigrants play as workers and taxpayers. Utah’s immigration policies must reaffirm our global reputation as a welcoming and business-friendly state.
  5. A FREE SOCIETY  Immigrants are integrated into communities across Utah. We must adopt a humane approach to this reality, reflecting our unique culture, history and spirit of inclusion. The way we treat immigrants will say more about us as a free society and less about our immigrant neighbors. Utah should always be a place that welcomes people of goodwill.

SIGNATORIES

City of Price

        

Durham Jones Pinegar    
        

Neti Akauola
The Media Plant LLC
 

Hiram Alba
General Manager, GeoStrata


Martin Alcocer
Owner, El Semanal Magazine
 

Scott Anderson
President and CEO, Zions Bank
 

Bob Babcock
Principal, Babcock, Scott & Babcock
 

Lane Beattie
Former President, Salt Lake Chamber
 

Scott Beck
President & Executive Officer, Visit Salt Lake
 

Mayor Jackie Biskupski
Salt Lake City
 

Nate Boyer
President, The Boyer Company 
 

Dee Brewer
Executive Director, Downtown Alliance
 

Tony Broadbent
Owner, WorktoLive Utah LLC 
 

Terry Buckner
Chairman and CEO, Buckner Company
 

Anne Burkholder    
Executive Director, YWCA Utah


Keith Buswell
VP, Corporate Relationships, Wadman Corporation
 

Marty Carpenter
President. 24NINE
 

Thom Carter
Executive Director, Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR)
 

Rebecca Chavez-Houck
Former Utah State Representative; Aspira Public Affairs, LLC


Carlton Christensen
Trustee, Utah Transit Authority


Lew Cramer 
CEO, Colliers International Utah
 

Michael Crosby
40 North Labs
 

Wilford Clyde
Chairman and CEO, Clyde Companies, Inc.
 

Ray Dardano
CEO, Marlin Business Bank
 

Rev. Martin Diaz
Cathedral of the Madeleine


Melvin DuPaix Principal, The DuPaix Company  


Rebecca Dutson     

CEO, The Children’s Center  


Brandy Farmer     

President, Centro Civico Mexicano  


Theresa Foxley 

President & CEO, Economic Development Corporation of Utah 

 

Luis Garza 

Executive Director, Comunidades Unidas


Scott Gibbons  

Owner, General Manager, Batteryheads.com 

Natalie Gochnour
Director, The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute
 

Alex Guzman 
President & CEO, Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
 

Julian Guzman
Taxes and Accounting Solutions-SLC
 

Tyler Hammond
Hammond Family
 

Miles Hansen
President & CEO, World Trade Center
 

Brent Haymond
President & CEO, FH Energy
 

Abraham Hernadez
Executive Director, Centro Hispano
 

Jean Hill    
Director of Office of Life, Justice and Peace, Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City
 

Gary Hoogeveen
President & CEO, Rocky Mountain Power 
 

Tom Hori
REDCON, Inc.
 

Deneece Huftalin     
President, Salt Lake Community College
 

Clark Ivory 
CEO, Ivory Homes


Thomas Jacobson

Founder, Law Office of Thomas Jacobson

Ken Jameson
Professor Emeritus, University of Utah


Roger Killpack
Owner, Service Drug 
 

Steve Klemz 
Pastor, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
 

Mayor Michael Kourianos
City of Price
 

Keith Kuder
KeithKuder.com


Jasen Lee

Co-founder & President, The Loudmouth Project
 

Jeni Lloyd 
Manager, Lloyd Architects
 

Warren Lloyd 
Principal, Lloyd Architects
 

Mark Lucas
Principal, Lucas Ventures LLC 
 

Larry Lunt
Lunt Energy LLC
 

Kurt Manwaring
Owner, Manwaring Consulting 
 

Kathie Miller
Katmat Partners 
 

Chris McCormick 
President & CEO, Cedar City Chamber of Commerce


Brian McCoy 

Greater Salt Lake Hispanic-American Chamber of Commerce  


Paul Mero  

CEO, Next Generation Freedom Fund


 Derek Miller 

CEO, Salt Lake Chamber 


 Matt Monson 

Owner, Monsoon Creative 

Jeff Nielsen
Owner, Lighthouse Cove
 

Pamela Palermo
President & CEO, St. George Area Chamber of Commerce 
 

Dinesh Patel
Managing Director, Patel Family Investments
 

Scott Parson
President, Staker Parson Materials & Construction
 

Donald Peters
CPA, DR Peters CPA 


Andy Pierucci

Envision Strategies, LLC
 

Ray Pickup 
President & CEO, WCF Insurance
 

Francisco Pineda
Pineda Translations
 

Frederick Repman
Broker, Owner, Utah Realty Advisors, LLC
 

Tom Richter
JAN-PRO Cleaning Systems
 

Brian Shirken 
President, Columbus Pacific Properties
 

Mikhail Shneyder
President & CEO, Nightingale College 
 

Amilia Smith
Officer Manager, Holdman Studios
 

David Smith
Owner & President, Penna Powers
 

Joanna Smith
CEO & Founder, The Wave
 

Scott Sperry
EVP & COO, O.C. Tanner 
 

Alex Suarez
Next Step Consulting LLC


Greg Summerhays

President & CEO, Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce  
 

Brian Tanner
Founder, Tanner Immigration & Family Law
 

Jennifer Tanner
Founder, Tanner Immigration & Family Law 
 

Keith Tanner
Principal, Tanner Software Company 
 

Maxine Turner    
Founder, Cuisine Unlimited Catering & Special Events
 

Taylor Vriens 
President, Modern Display Service, Inc.
 

Timothy Wheelwright
Durham Jones & Pinegar
 

Grant Whitaker
President and CEO, Utah Housing Corporation 
 

Rex Williams 
CPA, Cooper Williams LLC
 

Mayor Jenny Wilson 
Salt Lake County
 

Maile L. Wilson-Edwards
Cedar City Corporation
 

Brian Zehnder
Doctor, Exodus Healthcare Network, PLLC

INDIVIDUAL SIGNATORIES

Glen Ahrens
 

Susie Ahrens
 

Kathryn Atwood 
 

Kelton Baker
 

Mary Balgaroo
 

Thaylene Barrett


 Larry Bloodwort h
 

Sharon Cloward 
 

Jef Davis
 

Paula Davis


David Eccles
 

Edward Erdtsieck
 

Allen Geisler
 

Elizabeth A. Goold


Steven W. Goold 

Christine Gonzalez 
 

Paula Green Johnson


Karen Kendall 
 

Diana Hanebrink

Tony Hanebrink

Rachel Hansen Howe


Anita Harding
 

David Houghton
 

Blake Johnson 


Jeffrey Johnson
 

Suzanne Johnson 
 

Bryan Montgomery 
 

Pamela Morgan


Marilyn Mott 

Barba Nadya


Kris Ortega 


John Pfisterer
 

Cori Russon
 

Francesca Sarvello
 

Rodney Swaner
 

Craig Provost 
 

Edmund Richardson
 

Sherrie Sellers


Brooke Snarr


Colby Thompson
 

Jose Vidal 
 

Joshua Whiting 
 

Scott Whiting
 

Barbara Young

ORIGINAL SUPPORTERS

A B Consulting

ABC - Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

ACCE

Alta Ski Area

American Express

American Express Centurion Bank

America First Credit Union

Ames Construction

ASCE Utah

Associated Food Stores, Inc.

Babcock Scott & Babcock

Bailey Montague Graphic Design

Bard Access Systems

Bio Grass

Blackner Architect, LLC

Box Elder Chamber of Commerce

Box Elder News Journal

Brigham Young University

Callister, Nebeker & McCullough

Camera Coats

Cardinal Intellectual Property, Inc.

Carver Energy Services

Cascade Peak, Inc.

Catholic Diocese

CB Richard Elliz

Chrohn's & Colitis Foundation of America

Cicero Group

Clark's Quality Roofing

CommUnity Resolution, Inc.

Crossroads Technologies

Crowell Advertising

Cucina Group

Dave's Custom CNC Routing

David Eccles School of Business

Davis School District

DDI Vantage

Dominion Energy

Downtown Alliance

Eberly & Collard PR

EDA Architects

EDCUtah

Employers Council

Envision Utah

Envoy Legal & Consulting International

ESL Center

Especially For You

Governor's Office of Management & Budget

Granite Construction Company

Granite School District

Grant Thorton

Greater Salt Lake Hispanic-American Chamber

Hale Center Theater

Hamlet Homes

Harris Financial Utah

HireUtah

Holland & Hart, LLP

IBM

Infinite Scale Design Group

InterNet Properties, Inc. 

Ivory Homes

Jan Pro

Jordan School District

Kapp Construction & Development

KivAllegra

Layton Construction Company

Le Bus

League of Women Voters Utah

Leckman, Scott A. General Surgery

Lineagen

Lloyd Architects

Management & Training Corporation (MTC)

Manuel's Fine Foods

MediaOne

Mountain States Fence Company

Mountain West Small Business Finance

NAACP

Nancy Mitchell Consulting

North Ogden City

Okland Construction

Our Finishing Touch

Park City School District

Parsons Behle & Latimer

Parsons Brinckerhoff

PeopleReady

Primary Children's Medical Center

Prince Yeates

Promise South Salt Lake

Property Reserve, Inc.

Provo School District

Raymond T. Grant, Ltd.

Re/Max Associates

Richter7

Rio Tinto

Rivergrove Neighborhood of Provo

Rocky Mountain Power

Roseman University of Health Sciences

Salt Lake Brewing Co./ Squatters

Salt Lake City Corporation

Salt Lake City School District

Salt Lake Chamber

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake County Government

Salt Lake Regional Medical Center

Silver Park Group, LLC

Small Business Administration

Software Technology Group

Staker & Parson Companies

Stevens Henager College

Stoel Rives, LLP

Syringa Networks

The Boyer Company

The Buckner Company

The Sinclair Companies

The Young Democrats of Utah

United Way of Salt Lake

United Healthcare

University of Utah

Utah Attorney General's Office

Utah Department of Environmental Quality

Utah Housing Coalition

Utah Mexican Federation

Utah Paperbox Company

Utah School Superintendents Association

Utah System of Higher Education

Utah Transit Authority

Utah Valley University

Utah State University

Wasatch Clean Air Coalition

WCF Insurance

Wells Fargo

Westminster College

Women's Leadership Institute

YWCA Utah

Zions Bancorporation

Zions Bank