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shrike3

(4,093 posts)
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 02:01 PM Feb 2024

Texas attorney general moves to shut down Catholic migrant shelters

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has sued a volunteer-run network of Catholic migrant shelters based in El Paso, Texas, aiming to revoke the organization's nonprofit registration. The lawsuit comes after Annunciation House moved to delay handing over documents about its clients to the attorney general.

"The Office of the Attorney General ('OAG') reviewed significant public record information strongly suggesting Annunciation House is engaged in legal violations such as facilitating illegal entry to the United States, alien harboring, human smuggling, and operating a stash house," the office wrote in a press release on Feb. 20.

If Paxton, a Republican, is successful, Annunciation House, which was founded in 1976, could be required to cease sheltering migrants entering Texas. The lawsuit "seeks to revoke Annunciation House's authorization to do business in Texas and asks the court to appoint a receiver to liquidate their assets," Paxton's office wrote.

On its website, Annunciation House says it has hosted more than 500,000 migrants fleeing death squads, civil wars, human rights abuses and poverty.

https://www.ncronline.org/news/texas-attorney-general-moves-shut-down-catholic-migrant-shelters?fbclid=IwAR1SBOCun-nrMcTgUGIc5S5jD2GzDYrodS3S7kTkSRtnAixQY2hLr_v6wKg

Wouldn't it be nice if this woke the bishops up? (Hint. It won't.)

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Texas attorney general moves to shut down Catholic migrant shelters (Original Post) shrike3 Feb 2024 OP
So much for the right's support of freedom of religion BlueKota Feb 2024 #1
What the US bishops have done is shameful. shrike3 Feb 2024 #4
Totally agree BlueKota Feb 2024 #5
This was on the front page of yesterday's Houston Chronicle. cloudbase Feb 2024 #2
Remember the man (Arizona?) who was arrested for leaving water for migrants Karadeniz Feb 2024 #3
"When I was thirsty, you gave me to drink" shenmue Mar 2024 #6
The bishops already have called this out. FireUpChips10 Mar 2024 #7
Good. I'm glad to hear it. They surprised me, for once. shrike3 Mar 2024 #8

BlueKota

(2,145 posts)
1. So much for the right's support of freedom of religion
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 02:18 PM
Feb 2024

Plus a number of American Bishops have defied Pope Francis to support right wing politics.

I agree that most will not stand up against Paxton. I was raised Catholic, but no longer attend church. I believe that Jesus' message to us was to love and help your fellow human beings not stand in judgment of them, or ignore their suffering.

cloudbase

(5,552 posts)
2. This was on the front page of yesterday's Houston Chronicle.
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 03:05 PM
Feb 2024

Above the fold.

We read that and immediately donated.

Karadeniz

(22,841 posts)
3. Remember the man (Arizona?) who was arrested for leaving water for migrants
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 04:47 PM
Feb 2024

in the desert? He claimed religious mandate to help the least among us and won.

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