Latino Mormons speaking out against Romney

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Pablo Felix, a Spanish-speaking bishop of the Liahona Second Ward in Mesa, Ariz., was reluctant to criticize Mr. Romney but said the immigration stories in the Book of Mormon are powerful and one of the many factors that draw Latinos to the church and act on behalf of the faith.

Mr. Felix said he cannot be sure about his congregation, but he suspects some 60 percent to 70 percent of the members could be here illegally.

But Hispanic Mormons may have limited influence in Arizona’s upcoming GOP primary and the general election this year. Mr. Garcia said that’s because most are illegal immigrants and can’t vote. Those who can, he said, lean toward moderate Democratic candidates.

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