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Sunday, March 10, 2013
LDS position on immigration
I was unaware that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had issued a formal statement about immigration, but I found a reference to it yesterday at Deseret News.
In 2011, the LDS Church issued an official policystatement on immigration, in which it was noted that “this issue is one that must ultimately be resolved by the federal government.”
“As a matter of policy,” the statement said, “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints discourages its members from entering any country without legal documentation,” and it “supports a balanced and civil approach to a challenging problem, fully consistent with its tradition of compassion, its reverence for family and its commitment to law.”
For the LDS Church, the statement underscored, “the bedrock moral issue … is how we treat each other as children of God.”
The article refers to this because of an LDS Church leader's meeting with President Obama and leaders from other churches to discuss immigration policy.