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Mormon church position on illegal immigration (access required)

On June 10, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued an official statement on immigration that called on its members to follow the law – and also to view the immigration debate that is roiling in many parts of the country through the prism of compassion. The statement reads:

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Mormon lawmakers split over LDS position on illegal immigration (access required)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently joined an increasingly loud chorus of voices calling for a nuanced and humane solution to this complex problem.

The church boasts a perceived conservatism and politically prominent members, but how the LDS statement will precisely influence immigration legislation remains to be seen.

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Debt reduction is next fiscal hurdle (access required)

After policymakers borrowed heavily to keep government afloat amid a festering fiscal crisis that blew holes in the state’s budget for four years, a former Senate president tried to put into place a mechanism to rein in politicians’ appetite for debt-financing.

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Special session failure highlights struggle within GOP (access required)

Like taxes, budget and immigration, the special session that failed to extend unemployment aid to those who have been out of work the longest became another arena in the war to define the soul of the Republican Party.

The program’s most vocal critics and most ardent supporters are, not surprisingly, members of the GOP.

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