Large number of religious groups support immigration reform

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  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    June 14, 2014 7:30 a.m.

    We can never solve the world's problems by bringing third world immigrants HERE. We must go THERE and teach them.
    All we are doing this way is filling the pews with immigrants because our own members stay home on Sunday.
    Once churches realize that the goal is salvation, not attendance, then they will stop supporting amnesty, pack their bags, and travel to the poor nations of the world. That's where improvement comes.
    Just analyze your retention rates and you will know it is true.

  • happy2bhere clearfield, UT
    June 13, 2014 9:08 a.m.

    It seems that when the amnesty side talk about immigration reform that the only part that matters is the legalization part. The border security part seems to be of no importance to them. I wonder if these numbers will change when more people begin to see what happens when thousands of illegals rush the border making it look like the end of a college football game when the home team upsets the champions. If any American wants to have a valid opinion on immigration reform, they must watch, see, and admit that our southern border is completely out of control. The enforcement part must be an equal part of any immigration reform law. And it must be enforced, not just passed and ignored, like has happened before. That is the crux of the whole immigration debate now. And until it is addressed, no action about legalization can be considered. Otherwise the United States will have no sovereignty left and will be seen as nothing more than the welfare office to the north.

    June 12, 2014 2:33 p.m.

    Acts 17:26
    And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation.

    Love is sending people down the path of righteousness; rewarding illegal/dishonest behavior is not love.

    I have found that some clergy support the open border concept (amnesty-including letting people stay and work.) but their members don't. Polls I have read show the same conclusion.

    If they truly want compassion, and to stop families from separating themselves, they should be fighting for enforcement of the laws. We have thousands of children being sent across our borders right now from Central and South America. Who's to blame? The clergy, business, and anyone else that supports amnesty. If they really want to stop this, their need to go after the business community (including their members) and demand enforcement of our laws. They are failing the children brought here today, with the promise of little enforcement.

  • Hemlock Salt Lake City, UT
    June 12, 2014 1:52 p.m.

    Almost everyone is in favor of good things. Now specifically define "good things" as encompassed in immigration reform. In many people's minds immigration reform is another term for open borders.

  • Fitness Freak Salt Lake City, UT
    June 12, 2014 10:22 a.m.

    I wonder how the religious groups feel about 90 million Americans unemployed or underemployed?

    I wonder if the religious groups are willing to absorb the costs associated with 30 million low income illegal trespassers?

    I strongly suspect this is yet ANOTHER "poll" put out by the amnesty lobby. One explicitly designed to skew the "results" to what they want.

    More inexpensive labor.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 12, 2014 8:30 a.m.

    Compassion, and taking care of one's brothers and sisters is a common thread among religions.

    That is admirable.

    But, in their zeal to do good deeds, the religious groups supporting amnesty (despite being given the cover name of "immigration reform") overlook the absolute fact that the long term destruction from disregard of our laws will cause far more, and worse, problems than it will solve.

    If they really love their fellow man, these religious groups should encourage everyone to follow the law, emigrate here properly, and enjoy the blessings of freedom, including the freedom of religion.

    However, some are so eager to demonstrate how loving and tolerant they are, that they will take the devil's deal of amnesty now and disaster later.