The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has long expressed its position that immigration reform should strengthen families and keep them together. The forced separation of children from their parents now occurring at the U.S.-Mexico border is harmful to families, especially to young children. We are deeply troubled by the aggressive and insensitive treatment of these families. While we recognize the right of all nations to enforce their laws and secure their borders, we encourage our national leaders to take swift action to correct this situation and seek for rational, compassionate solutions.
The PARENTS came to this country ILLEGALLY and unfortunately the children have been placed in the crossfire between the U.S and the illegal parents. The children are NOT being treated insensitively or aggressively. Their parents are criminals. They go to jail/detention. Children do not belong in jail/detention with their parents. Our legal system does not put children in jail with their parents. Can you guess why??? Could it be to protect the children? This sort of thing happens in the United States and most countries throughout the world every day. The parents commit a crime, go to jail ... but the children do not go with them. Where is the proof many of these children even belong to the said parents? This is one HUGE mess but unfortunately our congress is asleep when it comes to closing our borders and obeying our immigration laws.
Would it be possible for every ward in the USA to sponsor a family?
Why are they leaving their home country? Gangs? Why don't they stay and fight? Where is the latter day Capt Moroni or Helamen? Where are the latter day strippling warriors? Is it time to fight the satanic gangs/latter day gadianton robbers? Is it time for the Latin American saints to gather? Is it time for a "Perpetual Defense Fund" to supply weapons, ammunition and training? I am 64 yo, a retired military officer, a recently released HP Group Leader, now EQ secretary. I don't understand a person not willing to fight for their liberty and freedom. We fought in the preexistance, we need to fight now.
"In their zeal to manufacture this controversy, the media have compared America’s legal and humane separation policies that are meant to PROTECT children from human traffickers and to remove the incentive of abusing children . . ."
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