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Texas bishop tells faithful: resist ‘racist’ border policies

March 29, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, Texas, has called upon the faithful to oppose the state’s efforts to curb illegal immigration.

The bishop said state policies were “transparently political” and reflected a “broader, brutal, historical project in Texas to criminalize and police people who migrate.”

“People of faith have a duty to resist these racist projects,” said Bishop Seitz—who chairs the US bishops’ committee on migration.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Mar. 29, 2024 11:13 PM ET USA

    I don't see Seitz and the "Border Czar" Harris down on the Rio Grande building shelters for the waves of homeless military-age men illegally crossing the nonexistent border every day. Talk is cheap. How much money is Seitz gathering from parishioners to support these homeless people? How many Catholics in his diocese are welcoming them into their homes? How much lobbying is he doing for a more sane and just policy to regulate the influx of legal migrants who ought to wait their turn in line?

  • Posted by: feedback - Mar. 29, 2024 11:53 AM ET USA

    “People of faith have a duty to resist these racist projects” - this is a serious accusation of racism from the successor of the Apostles. Bp Seitz should explain what exactly is "racist" about protecting national border from uncontrolled illegal crossings. And, if he can't explain it, he should apologize and correct his misguiding statement. Seitz is the bishop pictured in June 2020 kneeling on the ground in support of BLM who then received a personal letter from Francis praising his activism.