An anonymous group in Utah sent a list of 1,300 names to immigration offices and media outlets yesterday. It included detailed information, including Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses, and even names of children and family members. Almost all of the people on the list are Latinos. The group also penned a letter, demanding that the undocumented persons on the list be deported immediately. State officials say they are investigating how the information was leaked -- but Latinos in Utah are scared.
We talk with Tony Yapias, former director of the Utah Office of Hispanic Affairs, and Mark Alvarez, an immigration attorney in Salt Lake City about how the debate over immigration reform and this vigilante-type activity are intended to incite fear in the Latino communities.