A Utah license plate apparently advocating a hardline approach to immigration has triggered outrage online, and officials are now investigating.
The license plate, which reads, “DEPORTM,” came to state and national attention after Matt Pacenza, a Salt Lake City English teacher, posted a photo of it to Twitter and Facebook last Thursday.
“Hey [Utah Driver License Division), how does this plate I just saw not violate your guidelines?” he wrote.
Other Twitter users called the license plate “offensive,” “classless” and “horrific.” One Kansas-based author pointed out that Utah originally belonged to the natives. read more