Utah Agency at Heart of Undocumented List Leak
A list of 1,300 allegedly illegal immigrants has been given to Utah media and state policymakers — a list that includes individuals’ first and last names, Social Security numbers, addresses, and even pregnancy due dates — and many are looking to a particular state agency as the culprit for the leak.
The state’s current investigation is focusing on the Utah Department of Workforce Services after it was learned that all of the information provided on the list was available through that agency’s databases. –JCL
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Utah officials are trying to determine whether government data were used to compile a list of more than 1,300 alleged illegal immigrants that included contact information, Social Security numbers and pregnancy due dates.
A state investigation is focusing on the Utah Department of Workforce Services, Gov. Gary Herbert’s office said Thursday, because all information on the list is contained within that agency’s database. Information from the investigation may be turned over to state prosecutors, a statement from the office said.
“They have very strong leads, first to indicate that it came from that agency and now it’s just a process of drilling into the information a little deeper,” governor’s spokeswoman Angie Welling told CNN-affiliate KSTU.
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