Catholic leaders react to Trump's plan to send National Guard to border

Posted April 5, 2018 7:41 pm by Editor

Catholic leaders react to Trump's plan to send National Guard to border

WASHINGTON – Catholic leaders in Texas criticized President Donald Trump’s April 4 announcement that he would be deploying National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border.

In an April 5 tweet, San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller said Trump’s move was a “senseless action and a disgrace on the administration.” He also said the decision to send troops to the border demonstrated “repression, fear, a perception that everyone is an enemy, and a very clear message: We don’t care about anybody else. This is not the American spirit.”
The Diocese of El Paso’s Commission on Migration similarly criticized Trump’s decision, saying in an April

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