Tag: Border wall

Government seeks to survey church property for border wall

Government seeks to survey church property for border wall

| Rhina Guidos | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Federal officials sought entry to two properties belonging to the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, seeking to survey the land for construction of a border wall on it, but in an Oct. 29 statement, Brownsville Bishop Daniel E. Flores said he did not consent to such use because such a structure “would limit freedom of the church to exercise her mission in the Rio Grande Valley.”

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Trump looks at prototypes for border wall that bishop calls ‘grotesque’

Trump looks at prototypes for border wall that bishop calls ‘grotesque’

| Rhina Guidos | March 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

On the day that marked the fifth anniversary of the election of a pope who has called on others to “build bridges, not walls,” the president of the United States toured Southern California to look at prototypes for a wall he promised to build on the border with Mexico.

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Hurricane Harvey complicates Washington battle over a border wall

Hurricane Harvey complicates Washington battle over a border wall

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Donald Trump’s promise of building what he called a “big, beautiful” border wall was a central theme of his candidacy for president. He reassured his supporters that the U.S. would build it and Mexico would pay for it. But in August, as president, Trump continuously threatened to shut down the U.S. government this fall if Congress does not fork over more U.S. taxpayer money to pay for it.

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Mexican archdiocese: Companies that work on border wall are ‘traitors’

Mexican archdiocese: Companies that work on border wall are ‘traitors’

| David Agren | March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

An Archdiocese of Mexico City editorial condemned Mexican companies wishing to work on the proposed wall being built on the U.S.-Mexico border as “traitors” and called on authorities to castigate any company that provides services for fencing off the frontier.

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Catholic organizations oppose Trump actions on border wall, sanctuary communities

Catholic organizations oppose Trump actions on border wall, sanctuary communities

| January 26, 2017 | 5 Comments

Catholic organizations expressed distress and unease with President Donald J. Trump’s actions related to immigration while pledging to continue serving and supporting migrant people.

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