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.


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, 

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

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

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


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


A B Consulting

ABC - Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.


Alta Ski Area

American Express

American Express Centurion Bank

America First Credit Union

Ames Construction


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


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


Holland & Hart, LLP


Infinite Scale Design Group

InterNet Properties, Inc. 

Ivory Homes

Jan Pro

Jordan School District

Kapp Construction & Development


Layton Construction Company

Le Bus

League of Women Voters Utah

Leckman, Scott A. General Surgery


Lloyd Architects

Management & Training Corporation (MTC)

Manuel's Fine Foods


Mountain States Fence Company

Mountain West Small Business Finance


Nancy Mitchell Consulting

North Ogden City

Okland Construction

Our Finishing Touch

Park City School District

Parsons Behle & Latimer

Parsons Brinckerhoff


Primary Children's Medical Center

Prince Yeates

Promise South Salt Lake

Property Reserve, Inc.

Provo School District

Raymond T. Grant, Ltd.

Re/Max Associates


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


Zions Bancorporation

Zions Bank