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Supreme Court allows Trump administration to use funds for border wall

Supreme Court allows Trump administration to use funds for border wall

| July 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a 5-4 vote July 26, the Supreme Court said the Trump administration could use $2.5 billion in Pentagon funds to pay for construction and repairs of a wall along the U.S-Mexico border.

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Catholic bishops, groups speak against president’s national emergency

Catholic bishops, groups speak against president’s national emergency

| Rhina Guidos | February 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic bishops near the U.S.-Mexico border, joined by other U.S. prelates, voiced opposition just after President Donald Trump’s Feb. 15 declaration of a national emergency so he can order construction of a barrier along parts of the border between the two countries.

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Judge allows survey of church property for border wall construction

Judge allows survey of church property for border wall construction

| Rhina Guidos | February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

A judge in Texas ruled Feb. 6 that the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, must allow federal officials to survey some of its property for possible construction of a border wall on it.

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Catholic groups and others rail against Trump border ‘crisis’ speech

Catholic groups and others rail against Trump border ‘crisis’ speech

| Rhina Guidos | January 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

No sooner had President Donald Trump finished his Jan. 8 nine-minute speech, his first such event televised in prime time from the Oval Office, about what he called a “crisis” at the border, than Catholic groups and others began tearing apart his arguments.

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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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