|QUOTE (LDS_forever @ 22-Jun 06, 8:07 AM)|
|I love Utah, but it just does not have enough big attractions.|
You are right, Dimavo. ;) Actually if I ever have an opportunity to move there, I will not doubt it for a minute! I was referring more to those people who like to see big buildings and stuff. I am all for the quiet-family oriented towns.
I wonder how all those Utahans will take to a new emerging Iraqi community in Utah? I say 'community', because I am assuming that they will likely try to live nearby or in the same vicinity.
|DOZENS OF IRAQI REFUGEES UTAH-BOUND IN FALL|
Several dozen of the estimated 2 million Iraqis who have fled to neighboring countries since the U.S. invasion will probably begin arriving in Utah some time next fall, according to local refugee resettlement workers.
Oh boy, Utahns will NOT be happy about this at all. I mean, Utah is one of the friendliest states that welcomes immigrants with open arms but the amount of illegal immigrants is increasing so much and crimes related to these immigrants that is starting to get into their skin. I do not see this as something they will be happy about at all.
Actually, I am surprised no one tackled the issue that Gossip raised here, since it shows that the general consensus is that Utahans do not like immigrants at all.
Let me state that I do not think Utahns do not like immigrants...they do not like ILLEGAL immigrants which is quite different. It has become a HUGE problem in Utah and a lot of crimes that never haunted Utah are common place now because of illegal immigrants.
EDITORIAL: GOOD SUICIDE PREVENTION PLAN
The sheer numbers reveal that Utah has a very high rate of suicide. In fact, Utah leads the nation in suicides among men aged 15 to 24. But statistics cannot quantify the grief and bewilderment of those left to cope with the suicide of a relative or friend.