Leaking of List of Illegal Immigrants in Utah Terrifies Latino Community

Utah officials identify two state workers who may be behind leak of list.

ByABC News
July 14, 2010, 7:12 PM

July 15, 2010— -- In Utah's Latino community, "The List" is causing a panic.

The 29 page printout includes the names of 1300 Utah residents of Latino descent with their addresses, phone numbers, workplaces and in some cases social security numbers.

Utah officials said that they have identified at least two state workers who accessed confidential documents that may have been used to create the list. The workers were from the Department of Workforce Services.

A group called Concerned Citizens of the United States mailed the list this week to media outlets and law enforcement agencies demanding the immediate deportation of those named.

"Some of the women on the list are pregnant," the cover letter warned. "And steps should be taken for immediate deportation."

In the letter, the group writes that they "observe these individuals in our neighborhoods, driving on our streets, working in our stores, attending our schools and entering our public welfare buildings."

They go on to write, "They need to go and go now."

'We Can All Be Torn Apart'

A Latino woman who asked that ABC News use only her first name, Guadalupe, is here legally, but some of her family members are on the list. They're terrified.

"My mother-in-law was almost in tears when she heard about it," Guadalupe said. "Just for someone putting a name on here, we can all be torn apart."

The information included in the list was so personal, it even included the names of children and the due dates of pregnant women on the list.

State officials now say that they have found evidence the sensitive personal information may have come from a state database. Officials said evidence will be delivered to the state attorney general Monday for possible prosecution.