October 31, 2011
As Mitt Romney remains a front-runner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, his Mormon faith has come under increased scrutiny.
Jorge Iber, author of Hispanics in the Mormon Zion, explains that newly arrived Hispanics find in Mormonism a great opportunity to rapidly integrate into the community.
"To someone who has a manual job and scarce economic resources, this church is appealing because it provides them with the opportunity to participate in church decisions and to aspire to positions of leadership," says Mr Iber.
Jorge Iber- Associate Academic Dean of Arts and Sciences