Texas Catholic Bishops Condemn Abbott's Decision Not To Accept Refugees

Asylum Seekers Fill Tent Camps As Part Of U.S. “Remain In Mexico” Policy

Asylum Seekers Fill Tent Camps As Part Of U.S. “Remain In Mexico” Policy

Every Catholic bishop in Texas is opposed to Gov. Greg Abbott's refusal to accept refugees in a federal resettlement program this year. The 16 prelates issued a joint statement on Friday calling Abbott's decision "misguided." The statement says in part that Catholics such as Abbott have a duty "to welcome the stranger and care for the alien." Texas is home to more than eight-million Catholics, making up almost 30-percent of the state's population. 

Photo: Asylum seekers receive bottled water at an immigrant camp on December 09, 2019 in Brownsville, Texas. (Getty Images)

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