Illegal immigration is definitely a problem but I have to ask this question of those of you who are in favor of it... What does the word "illegal" mean to you?
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U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement deported nearly 400,000 undocumented immigrants during the fiscal year that ended in September, breaking records for the third year in a row.
A little more than half of the 396,906 people deported had felony or misdemeanor convictions, said ICE Director John Morton. The number of deported criminals was up 89 percent from 2008. Among them were more than 1,000 convicted murderers, 5,800 s-xual offenders and about 80,000 people convicted of drug related crimes. Two-thirds of those deported either recently crossed the border or had done so repeatedly. Ref. Source 9
Utah Compact One-Year Anniversary Marked by Utah Community Leaders
Salt Lake City | 2011-11-11 | Utah community, business, political and faith leaders gathered today to mark the one-year anniversary of the Utah Compact, a document that lays out a responsible approach to the urgent challenge of immigration reform.
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Mormons Questioned On Immigration
Asked whether immigrants are a strength or a burden, 59 percent of white evangelicals said they were a burden, while only 41 percent of Mormons felt the same, compared to 44 percent of the general public. The result is surprising given how staunchly conservative Mormons are on nearly every measure. Interestingly, 50 percent of white mainline Protestants and 49 percent of white Catholics also tilt against immigration, though neither group is as uniformly conservative as evangelicals or Mormons on other measures. Ref. Source 9
Latino Mormons speaking out against Romney
But two decades after her conversion while a college student at Mississippi State, the 43-year-old Packard finds herself on a new mission: defeating Mitt Romney and any Mormon politician who betrays what she sees as a basic Mormon principle of protecting immigrants. Ref. Source 3
Immigration Spurs A Rare Split Among Ariz. Mormons
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On one side are tough-talking Republican politicians, including Russell Pearce, the former state Senate president who sponsored Arizona's tough immigration law. On the other are the Mormons who helped vote him out of office.