This article was published on April 1, "Utah Attorney General A Die-Hard Conservative, but Not on Immigrants"
This article focuses on discussing the man, Mark L. Shurtleff. They review his history, policies, personal life, and recent activities. The article builds him up as enormously credible through these components.
They discuss his mormonism and republicanism. By reviewing his policy preferences, and discussing where he breaks from his party on immigration law, there is improved trust in his judgement, because he is deciding based on ethical principals, and not just going along with his party.
They review how he is known in his community. They discuss how he goes to the local, authentic mexican restaurant, and gets involved with people on a personal level. They explore how he turned to politics after a motorcycle accident in 2007, and how he published a book about Dred Scott. The reader has an image of an involved, caring, fun-loving man with a compassionate heart and social awareness. His credibility is unbreakable, even for a conservative mormon in a liberal newspaper.
When the article turned to discuss the issue of immigration, they begin by quoting Shurtleff that there are many more republicans that seek a more moderate approach to immigration, and it is only the extremists that harp most publicly. In doing so, he is priming his argument to be more credible by increasing one's perception of how common it is. Then, he goes on to use explicitly the arguments conservative immigration policies use, and discount them. He discusses how much many immigrants love America, how the economic structure of America is depending on them, and how the criminal immigrants are a problem, need to be caught, but how other immigrants won't be able to help us do so if they are deported.