State immigration legislation with only enforcement provisions "is likely to fall short of the high moral standard of treating each other as children of God," read a June statement reinforcing the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' position.
The church supports letting the undocumented "square themselves with the law and continue to work without this necessarily leading to citizenship."
It urged followers to "avoid making judgments about fellow members" who are undocumented. The statement came in advance of a Utah debate on an enforcement-only bill.
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