McAllen, TX—The LDS Church has told its many illegal immigrant members to sustain the laws of the United States and return to their home countries until they can come back legally.

“We believe in the 12th article of faith which states, “We believe… in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.’ We ask our illegal immigrant members to honor the laws of the land by returning to the country in which they legally reside,” said President Nelson.

Many members are calling President Nelson and the 12th article of faith inherently racist and xenophobic, but the prophet still insists that the laws of the land should be obeyed.