Sutherland Institute Endorses Utah Compact

SALT LAKE CITY — Nov. 11, 2010 — Paul Mero, president of Sutherland Institute, was one of five presenters of the Utah Compact, a statement of five principles intended to guide immigration legislation, during a ceremony at the Utah State Capitol Thursday morning.

Mero spoke about the principle of preserving a free society as a key element when addressing the issue of undocumented immigrants living in Utah.

“A free society is one in which liberty and order coexist peacefully,” Mero said after the signing ceremony. “We have a choice in how we treat our undocumented neighbors. We can throw them out, starve them out, or help them out. In order to preserve our free society, Utahns and their elected officials should help them out in a reasonable and thoughtful way.”

Sutherland Institute proudly announces its full endorsement of all five principles outlined in the Utah Compact.

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