Thursday, March 17, 2011

Illegal aliens would find sanctuary in proposed Utah bill

The head of a grassroots immigration reform organization is dismayed over reports that the Mormon Church is one of major supporters of a bill that could make Utah a "sanctuary state" for illegal aliens.

Utah H.B. 116 has already passed the legislative process and now awaits the decision of Governor Gary Herbert to either sign or veto the historic measure. The bill would create a guest worker program for illegal immigrants in the state, despite the fact that immigration statutes are a federal prerogative.

William Gheen is president of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC). He says the amnesty legislation is guided by the principles of the Utah Compact, which the Deseret News reported has been endorsed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...[Full Article]