Utah identifies 2 allegedly behind immigrant list

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials have identified at least two state workers who allegedly breached a state database to create a list of 1,300 purported illegal immigrants that has been circulating around the state. The governor’s office said Friday the employees work for the Department of Workforce Services and that the investigation is ongoing. News media, law enforcement and other government officials have been receiving the list of names and personal information this week, creating widespread fear in the Hispanic community. The anonymous mailing demands that those on the list be deported, although some named have said they are in the country legally. The Utah attorney general’s office also will investigate the breach and decide whether to file charges.

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