Mormon church: Immigration laws should be balanced

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon leaders are urging states considering new immigration laws to avoid focusing solely on enforcement. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a Friday statement that laws targeting a specific group should cause great concern and enforcement-only laws cannot meet moral standards set for faithful members. The church says immigration laws should also offer a way for illegal immigrants to continue working in the country, even if they cannot become legal citizens. The statement comes about a week before Utah Republicans will consider a resolution opposing a bill passed by the Legislature that allows illegal immigrants to remain in Utah if they register with the state. Utah legislators have also passed an enforcement measure that has been put on hold by a federal judge.

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