Immigration Divides Romney And His Church

BuzzFeed’s McKay Coppins writes that Romney’s views on immigration are at odds with an increasingly pro-immigration LDS Church. The church recently endorsed “a legislative resolution that discouraged deporting otherwise law-abiding undocumented immigrants.” Coppins notes that “during the primaries, Romney blasted illegal immigrants.” However, in a speech last Thursday at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), “Romney dialed down the rhetoric … promising to ‘reallocate green cards to those seeking to keep their families under one roof,’” Coppins writes. “But many of his Mormon skeptics remain unconvinced.”

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