'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Two decades after her conversion to the Mormon faith, Honduran-born Antonella Cecilia Packard finds herself on a new mission: to defeat Mitt Romney and any Mormon politician who betrays what she sees as a basic Mormon principle of protecting immigrants.
Ms. Packard said she also was motivated to travel to Phoenix to campaign against the recently defeated former Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce, who authored the state's much debated immigration law.
Ms. Packard said those high-profile deportations and the influx of new Hispanic members within the church helped with the recent passage of immigration bills in Utah that included an enforcement law modeled on Arizona's but balanced by a program that allows illegal immigrants to work and pay taxes in Utah if they register with the state.