Utah Vigilante Group Sends List of 1,300 ‘Illegal Immigrants’ to Media, Law Enforcement

July 14, 2010

(ChattahBox)—This is what the Obama administration is trying to prevent with its lawsuit challenging the harsh Arizona anti-immigration law, permitting racial profiling. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, with her hysterical fearmongering and bigoted falsehoods demonizing undocumented immigrants, has unleashed a wave of nativist racism that has now infected neighboring Utah. A mysterious vigilante group has compiled a list of 1,300 “illegals” having Hispanic names, “attending our schools and entering our public welfare buildings,” and mailed the list to local media outlets, law enforcement officials and state lawmakers, demanding that the people on the list be deported.

The list contains private information, such as social security numbers, the names and dates of birth of the children and the due dates of pregnant women. Gov. Gary Herbert is launching an investigation to determine if state databases were illegally accessed to retrieve the personal information. News of the illegal immigrant hit list has terrified members of Utah’s Hispanic community who believe they are being stalked, and are concerned for their safety. At least two people on the list contacted by The Salt Lake Tribune are here legally.

The anonymous group of anti-immigration vigilantes is calling itself Concerned Citizens of the United States and the group sent an ominous statement accompanying the detailed list, demanding that law enforcement act:

“Our group observes these people in our neighborhoods, driving on our streets, working in our stores, attending our schools and entering our public welfare buildings,” the letter reads. “We then spend the time and effort needed to gather information along with legal Mexican nationals who infiltrate their social networks and help us obtain the necessary information we need.”

“We plan to provide your office with new lists on a continual basis and request — no insist — that your agency take immediate and forceful action to the individuals on this list and begin deportation now.”

Herbert’s spokeswoman, Angie Wellin promises an investigation to uncover any unauthorized accessing of state databases. “If it reveals any kind of evidence of wrongdoing or release of private information we will turn it over to the Attorney General’s Office,” she said.

A group of Republican lawmakers in Utah, supported by Gov. Herbert, are in the process of drafting an anti-immigration law that mirrors Arizona’s SB 1070.

“A Utah law that took effect last year made it illegal to harbor or employ undocumented workers. Gov. Gary R. Herbert (R) has said he expects to sign new immigration legislation next year and is meeting with all sides to find a way forward.”

Gov. Herbert, says he finds the list of illegal immigrants “disappointing,” but he doesn’t plan to back down from his anti-immigration campaign.

‘”We won’t let this distract us,” the governor said in a telephone interview from Washington, D.C.”

If an anonymous vigilante group that’s targeting, stalking, stealing and making public, the private medical records of Utah Latinos won’t “distract” Herbert, nothing will.


16 Responses to “Utah Vigilante Group Sends List of 1,300 ‘Illegal Immigrants’ to Media, Law Enforcement”

  1. Bob Johnson on July 14th, 2010 2:44 pm

    YOU SUCK!!!! This was a horrible write up. Not giving an accurate view from either side of the fence.

  2. Somewhere in FL on July 14th, 2010 3:17 pm

    If they are illegal how did anyone get their SS# which they should not have. And if they do who’s have they stolen?

  3. bob on July 14th, 2010 3:44 pm

    I think that almost everyone in the mass media misses the MOST SERIOUS issue about the BORDER debate >>>

    DEBATE about BORDER CONTROL should be about defending BORDER against potential TERRORISTS — notwithstanding all the ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION problems from the massive influx of millions of poor Mexicans, which is less of a security problem than potential for terrorists to be entering the USA, and probably continue to enter this country via Mexico, ever since 9-11…

    Does anybody NOT believe that even one terrorist, or even just one group of terrorists has not entered the USA this way, during past 9 years, since 2001? If NO TERRORISTS have entered the USA via the Mexican border in past 9 years, we would be very lucky!!!! However, if these terrorists are SERIOUS ENEMIES of the U.S. government, I don’t think they’re that STUPID to NOT TAKE ADVANTAGE of this opportunity, which is this big hole in their opponent’s defense, which is world news, nothing they don’t already know about.

    Defending our borders against potential terrorists is something that ALL Americans support… There’s NO DEBATE: We need to secure the border — against terrorists!!!

    That should be the MAIN focus in the immigration and border-security debate.

    Yes, immigration is a problem at the border, but the potential for scores of terrorists (and Chinese soldiers) entering the USA is far more dangerous, and more urgent…

    Yet who on the mainstream news media even considers this notion?!!!?

    Try Googling: “Chinese soldiers entering USA across Mexican border.”

  4. olivia on July 14th, 2010 4:15 pm

    Bob – I have looked at the sites you suggested, by Googling that phrase. There was nothing but a mass of conspiracy websites, UFO forums, and blogs. There was no real evidence provided on any of them. It is all speculation based on something someone unspecified heard/saw, with clippings of unrelated news stories and “eyewitness” accounts with no context.

    I don’t think you have to worry about a Chinese/Mexican conspiracy, and the very idea of one existing is ludicrous on so many levels I don’t even know where to begin.

    You couldn’t have gone for a better example, such as the 9/11 terrorists coming over the Canadian border? Oh wait, that would make it necessary to admit there was no 9/11 cover up, wouldn’t it?

  5. Joel on July 14th, 2010 4:22 pm

    This reminds me of Germany Jew lists, or the Japanese American lists of the 1940. There is so many people losing there jobs now days and having hard times that they have to find some one to blame, well people it is your self and the government that’s we elected that’s to blame.

    I cannot believe that the same people that lost so many soldiers fighting to free Europe from German tyranny is now starting to turn into the same. Well just like the Roman Empire rotted away at the start of the 2nd century AD due to corruption and racial differences is just a matter of time if we don’t use our differences to our advantage and come together as a country to solve our many issues rather than placing blame and making new ones, our country will rot away and we wont have no one to lame but our self… Just my 2 cents

  6. Old Man Dotes on July 14th, 2010 4:35 pm

    Dear Bob: The terrorists are not entering the US through Mexico. They arrive legally through New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Houston, Miami, and other international airports, or they drive across the border from Canada.

    You are typical of the misinformed (disinformed, if you are watching Faux News), ignorant, and usually bigoted White Americans who have no idea how the rest of the world perceives your third-grade education and your kindergarten paranoia.

    People like you make me ashamed of my 23 years of active military service. I’d have done better to escape to Canada in 1969, both financially, and morally. At least I’d have some pride in my countrymen now, instead of being deeply embarrassed by the abysmal ignorance and racist hatred shown by so many now that the GOBP is no longer running the country (into the ground).

  7. Dave-co on July 14th, 2010 5:03 pm

    What is wrong with this? These illegal aliens deserve the fear they are living in, they made that choice the second they decided to cross the border ILLEGALLY. I applaud these that are fingering these illegal alien vultures. I hope they live every second in this country in paralized fear

  8. majii on July 14th, 2010 6:58 pm

    I noticed that those of you applauding the creation of this list totally ignored this:

    “At least two people on the list contacted by The Salt Lake Tribune are here legally.”

    This is one of the main objections many have to SB 1070. People, many of them born here and/or here legally, will be detained illegally. You want to ignore the 14th Amendment, and the fact that the Constitution grants Congress the power to establish laws on immigration. You do this all while urging your members of Congress to avoid creating and implementing a law to reform immigration. It sure must be hard living in such a confused state of existence.

    Thanks for your service and your comment, Old Man Dotes. I remember the Vietnam Era very well. I lived under segregation in America and through the civil rights period in American history, and I understand very well how it feels to be singled out as not being worthy of being treated like a human being by my fellow citizens. I also understand living in fear of the hatred/negative actions of my fellow citizens very well. I have personal experience of the effects of their prejudice and discrimination.

    Before the anti-immigrant crowd goes nuts responding to my post, I want it on the record that I am not defending people who enter this country illegally, but I am defending the rights of American citizens of Hispanic/Latino/Mexican descent to not become victims of the hatred of those who would round up ALL brown people for deportation.

  9. Alex on July 14th, 2010 7:28 pm

    At least somebody is doing the INS work,if they crossed the border illegally they knew the risks involved,I have no sympathy for those who are claiming their “rights”
    They are millions of illegals milking the government,how did they get SS numbers?
    If they are illegally in this country,they deserve to be deported.

  10. AmericanVeteran on July 14th, 2010 10:42 pm

    The first thing to come to mind when I heard of a list like this- Nazi Germany

  11. Rosalba on July 15th, 2010 1:17 am

    You people make me sad. It must be hard to spend so much time being angry at other HUMAN BEINGS. I wonder what your Jesus would say.

  12. yoshi on July 15th, 2010 8:13 pm

    i just wanna say that if those people do get deported theyre just gonna come back. they dont come here to kill, to cause trouble, they just come to make money to support their families, is that a crime? and its not like they come and take the jobs that any “american” white person is doing cuz most of the peaple on welfare or any other type of government help are white! they take the jobs that u wont do they dont go to school to take ur jobs. and its not like they get paid all that well anyways, half of them dont claim theyre taxes… i just think its really dumb to that some1 would take the time and do something like that. it just seems like the kkk is back and the government is too scared to do anything. if u really want them to be legal give them the chance to become citizens/legal residents. im sure the people that really want to be here and be legal would take the chance if u just gave it to them. im mexican and i understand that the gang and drug problems that SOME hispanics bring is bad, but dont let them ruin your view of the rest us.

  13. Blind Justice on July 16th, 2010 3:05 pm

    You see, people are so one sided they don’t realize that if states are able to write their own immigration laws, this means that states can also make it easier to stay or become a citizen as well. What do you think “santuary cities” are. Now image a state adopting policy like that!!! How’s that for change. So people its a federal duty not a state, the state could do it at the business sector, penalizing businesses and throwing them in prison, check this story on how the immigration law will be taken down in court


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  16. Darnell on August 8th, 2010 7:40 pm

    Thestate needs to cut them off of the system. grocery stores, gas stations, doctors offices, everthing should require state issued ID cards. All driving privleges should be removed. People trying to buy orsell without the mark
    should be turned over to the police rounded up and bused or loaded up on railroad cars and shipped out. Members of the medai traitor politicians and others (slc police chief) shuld be deported with them. In time The illegal parasite invaders will be forced to go back home, whetehr it is by peaceful means or NOT its up to them. If you are here illegally go home now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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