Daily Fix, Jun 10

*Just ahead of the state GOP convention, the LDS church released two new statements regarding immigration. One expresses concern that enforcement-only bills are “likely to fall short of the high moral standard of treating each other as children of God.” Additionally, the “Church supports an approach where undocumented immigrants are allowed to square themselves with…

LDS Church's Official Immigration Response

After conflicting information was disseminated about the LDS church and their position on the package of immigration bills passed by the Utah legislature – including HB 116 – the following statement was released today: Immigration Response Salt Lake City Members of the public who contact the Church Public Affairs Department asking for the Church’s position…

Daily Fix, Feb 23

Entitlement reform, immigration, DOMA and government regulation of reincarnation. Seriously. *Wisconsin runaway Senators put spotlight on the state that got it right – Utah. Last year’s pension reforms have become model legislation across the nation. Senator Dan Liljenquist quotes John Kenneth Galbraith in saying: “Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in…

Who knew? Colbert now an immigration expert

Who knew? Colbert now an immigration expert

Falling into the category of “so-whacky-it-can’t-possibly-be-true-but-oddly-enough-it-is,” comedian Stephen Colbert will be testifying in front of the immigration sub-committee today. A House Judiciary Committee spokeswoman, confirming Colbert would testify, said the hearing matter was a “serious issue . . . this is not a TV stunt.” Congressman Jason Chaffetz was not impressed. “We have never, ever…

Immigration, immigration, immigration

Today’s interim day on the Hill was headlined by Rep Stephen Sandstrom’s Arizona-style bill.  Even though he was last on the agenda, the room was packed and into the overflow room as the meeting began. Once Sandstrom started speaking, his presentation was similar to last week’s press conference – minus the boos and the taunting….