FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY, UT– On Thursday, April 6, 2017, Mormon women and other concerned citizens will gather at the Salt Lake City Airport in a show of solidarity for an area woman, “Isabel,” who has been ordered to leave the United States by ICE agents who will be on hand to escort her onto a flight bound for Colombia. Isabel is a single mother and is the sole caretaker for her disabled son and her 86-year-old mother. ICE will not provide her with a reason why her request for an extension was denied. We are currently seeking the intervention of members from our congressional delegation.
“It is our intent to gather at the Salt Lake City Airport to show solidarity for our sister and to pray that these inhumane orders that tear apart families and strike at the very heart of our democratic values will end,” said Sharlee Mullins Glenn of Mormon Women for Ethical Government.
As women of faith, we echo the words of Elder Marlin K. Jensen of the Quorum of the Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: “Immigration questions are question dealing with God’s children. I believe a more thoughtful and factual, not to mention humane, approach is warranted, and urge those responsible for enactment of . . . immigration policy to measure twice before they cut.”
We call upon our government to fix our broken immigration system.
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