I had an opportunity this week to show some friends from Mexico around Salt Lake City and demonstrate what a diverse, accepting culture we have here.
As I drove up State Street two days in a row, I was saddened and horrified as we saw protesters with signs reading "Honk if you want secure borders" and "S744 is a fiscal threat" (about the immigration bill in the U.S. Senate).
There was, however, a stark, interesting contrast at the state Capitol, where we were greeted by a statue in the rotunda titled simply enough, "Immigration and Community." We are a country, and a state, of immigrants. They are the lifeblood of our community, part of what makes Salt Lake a great place to live.