Utah State Hispanic Democratic Caucus

Utah Latino leaders urge community to raise voice

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Enrique Castaneda fled from his home in Chiapas, Mexico, to escape the violence that filled the streets there.

He knew his family wouldn't be safe, and that his children had little chance of a successful future if he stayed.

He recently settled in Midvale, and finds himself yet again fearing for his children's fates.

"All these plans that I have for my family are going to be canceled because I can't be stable in my work," Castaneda said through an interpreter. "It's hard to be focused because I don't know if I'm going to get caught today or tomorrow or the next day. I just try not to think about these new laws because it terrifies me."

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Taylor, T. (2009). Utah Latino leaders urge community to raise voice. Retrieved from http://hispanic.utdem.org/view/news/51cbeac67896bb431f685b11

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