Gordon B. Hinckley stated, “I wish to state categorically that this Church has nothing whatever to do with those practicing polygamy. They are not members of this Church. Most of them have never been members. They are in violation of the civil law. They know they are in violation of the law. They are subject to its penalties. The Church, of course, has no jurisdiction whatever in this matter. If any of our members are found to be practicing plural marriage, they are excommunicated, the most serious penalty the Church can impose. Not only are those so involved in direct violation of the civil law, they are in violation of the law of this Church.”
This is true, thankfully. But I ask you, how are illegals any different? They are in violation of the civil law. They know they are in violation of the law. They are subject to its penalties. The Church, of course has no jurisdiction whatever in the matter.
Why doesn't it also follow then that if members are found to be in this country illegally that they are disciplined by the Church? I'm not saying they must be excommunicated but clearly they cannot be found to be in good standing because they are in direct violation of the civil law and they are without question in violation of the law of this Church unless committing crimes, demonstrating disdain for the 12th Article of Faith, lying, stealing and defrauding are considered somehow in compliance with the law of the Church.
We should not be baptizing unrepentant such people any more than we should baptize an unrepentant polygamist.