I wonder how long it will be before we can have a discussion of immigration and labor issues without it being closed off with the phrases of “border security” and “open border and cheap labor?”Read More »
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A coalition of businesses, religious organizations and political figures is pushing an ambitious project to change the tone of the immigration discussion in Arizona and steer it toward policies that promote comprehensive, more humane and nuanced solutions.Read More »
A major effort is underway to get businesses, faith-based organizations and other groups to rally behind a more humane set of principles to guide how Arizona deals with illegal immigration, the complex and emotionally-draining subject that has consumed much of the state’s energy in the past few years.Read More »
Republicans who oppose Senate President Russell Pearce’s strict enforcement to confronting illegal immigration are quick to paint Jerry Lewis’s victory last Tuesday as a turning point in the debate in favor of a more nuanced solution to this complex problem. Eager to seize the momentum, they are creating a narrative for the whole nation. While they acknowledged that Pearce’s defeat to Lewis won’t necessarily roll back laws like Arizona’s SB1070, they believe it sends a signal to other Republicans that they can offer more pragmatic solutions without fearing a backlash.Read More »
The matchup between Russell Pearce and Jerry Lewis is taking place against the backdrop of their Mormon faith and the church’s endorsement of a more humane approach to solving illegal immigration.
That has the potential of splitting the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ community in the East Valley.
Illegal immigration is no less divisive in Utah than in Arizona, and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in both conservative states are wrestling with their church’s recent positions on the issue.Read More »