Bishop Solis reaffirms Support for Utah Compact's Humane Approach to Immigration

Friday, Mar. 29, 2019
Bishop Solis reaffirms Support for Utah Compact's Humane Approach to Immigration + Enlarge

Bishop Oscar A. Solis joined other civic and business leaders on March 21 in re-signing the Utah Compact. The document seeks humane treatment of immigrants, including keeping families together. “Strong families are the foundation of successful communities,” Bishop Solis said in his remarks, adding that policies that contribute to the well-being of all children should be supported, and those that unnecessarily separate families should be opposed. Other speakers at the event, held at the Salt Lake City Chamber offices, included Miles Hansen, president and CEO of World Trade Center Utah (shown), Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake City Chamber, immigration attorney Timothy Wheelwright, and Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown. After it was first signed in 2010, the document served as an approach that was copied by other states. The Most Rev. John C. Wester, ninth Bishop of Salt Lake City, was among the original signatories.  Individuals are encouraged to re-affirm their signatures on the Compact, or sign for the first time at https://theutahcompact.com/

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