SALT LAKE CITY — An investigation into the origins of a 29-page list of 1,300 purported illegal immigrants is zeroing in on a database from the state Department of Workforce Services.
“It’s a little ironic that somebody is most likely breaking the law under the guise of protecting the law.” – Angie Welling, governor’s office
Almost as soon as the list came out, it appeared the information in it could only come from a state database. Now it appears that Gov. Gary Herbert ordered investigation into all state agencies has paid off.
“What we’re seeing now is the data on that list is contained entirely in the DWS database,” the governor’s spokeswoman, Angie Welling, said Thursday.
The list consists of people with Latino surnames and includes names, addresses, phone numbers and some Social Security numbers and private health information, like due dates of babies.
It was anonymously sent to news media, law enforcement and other government officials, demanding people on the list be deported. Some on the list say they are in the United States legally.