UTAH TO ALLOW UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS TO RECEIVE CRIME VICTIMS REPARATION
Beginning this summer, the state of Utah will provide reparations to all crime victims, regardless of their immigration status. This reverses a six-year-old policy of denying such payments to undocumented immigrants. The statute on which such reparations are based does not make any mention of a person’s immigration status. The victim’s reparation board maintains that because the statute does not outline who can receive payments, the board can determine who can receive benefits.