Refugees Carry on the Pioneering Spirit



Utah was founded by pioneers seeking refuge from oppression and that tradition continues today. In his final State of the State address, Governor Gary Herbert compared the refugees living in Utah to the pioneers who founded the state.


“Today new modern pioneers are still coming here in search of a better life and new opportunities,” Herbert said.


Utah is home to more than 65,000 refugees, and each of them add culture and diversity to the state. They all come with a hope for a better life and a desire to make a positive impact on their community. More...