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Mormon Church Issues Statement on Trump DACA Proposal

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The angel Moroni statue sits atop the Mormon church's Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Rick Bowmer/AP)

By    |   Friday, 26 January 2018 04:59 PM

The Mormon church on Friday issued a statement on President Donald Trump's proposal for those enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

On Thursday, the White House announced that it will reveal a plan to provide Dreamers with a pathway to citizenship next week.

"Immigration is a complex and sometimes divisive issue," the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints said in a statement, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.

"Each nation must determine and administer its policies related to immigration. The Church does not advocate any specific legislative or executive solution. Our hope is that, in whatever solution emerges, there is provision for strengthening families and keeping them together," it reads.

"We also acknowledge that every nation has the right to enforce its laws and secure its borders and that all persons subject to a nation's laws are accountable for their acts in relation to them."

Although the church did not endorse the proposal, it did urge "our national leaders to create policies that provide hope and opportunities for those, sometimes referred to as 'Dreamers,' who grew up here from a young age and for whom this country is their home.

"They have built lives, pursued educational opportunities and been employed for years based on the policies that were in place," the statement continues. "These individuals have demonstrated a capacity to serve and contribute positively in our society, and we believe they should be granted the opportunity to continue to do so."

GOP Rep. Mia Love of Utah took to Twitter Friday applauding the immigration bill:

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The Mormon church on Friday issued a statement on President Donald Trump's proposal for those enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
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