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The following is excerpted from the Deseret News. 

The LDS Church said Monday that the forced separation of children from parents on the U.S. border harms families and called for rational, compassionate solutions.

“The forced separation of children from their parents now occurring at the U.S.-Mexico border is harmful to families, especially to young children,” said Eric Hawkins, spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “We are deeply troubled by the aggressive and insensitive treatment of these families.”

The statement came amid a growing tumult Monday over the Trump administration’s decision last month to try to deter illegal border crossings by prosecuting parents who cross illegally with their children.

President Donald Trump himself called the practice “so sad” on Monday, but said it would continue until Congress passes immigration reform legislation.

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