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Church to Governor in Texas: Don’t blame immigrants for Covid
Crux ^ | July 31, 2021 | John Lavenburg

Posted on 07/31/2021 8:13:38 AM PDT by Marchmain

Catholic leaders in the busiest part of Texas for U.S.-Mexico border crossings fear a new executive order from Governor Greg Abbott, which bars non-government vehicles from transporting migrants in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, could have precisely the opposite effect.

“It’s definitely going to have very serious consequences and keep us from helping the community stay safe, because we’re not able to help these families [that test positive for COVID-19] isolate and quarantine,” Sister Norma Pimentel, the executive director of Catholic Charities...

“I foresee things getting very bad because of this,” Pimentel said.

The Humanitarian Respite Center, run by Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, is often the first place U.S. Customs and Border Protection brings migrant families that cross the border.

Before migrants enter the respite center, they’re tested for COVID-19 nearby. Those who test negative go to the respite center where they are provided food, clothes, medicine, rest and other essentials before they continue on to the next leg of their journey.

Migrants who test positive are brought to certain hotels in the area CCRGV has arranged to quarantine until they test negative. In that circumstance, there are doctors and nurses that check on them regularly, and volunteers that drop off any essentials the families need so that “the family remains in isolation and not out in the community,” Pimentel said.

Now that Abbott’s executive order potentially prevents the respite center from bringing COVID-19 positive migrants to the designated quarantine locations, Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville says, “They risk infecting other people,” which is “why it’s counterproductive.”

The executive order, signed by Abbott July 28, mandates that only federal, state, and local law enforcement officials are permitted to provide ground transportation to migrants that are detained by CBP at the border.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Politics; Religion & Science
KEYWORDS: catholiccharities; immigration
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"...people sort of get crunched, and the church’s job is to make that as humane as possible.”
1 posted on 07/31/2021 8:13:38 AM PDT by Marchmain
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To: Marchmain

The opinion of some Catholic activists is not the opinion of all Catholics.


2 posted on 07/31/2021 8:15:55 AM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries. )
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To: Marchmain

Truth is hate to people who hate truth.


3 posted on 07/31/2021 8:16:10 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy." ― Mao Zedong)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Naive catholics. Don’t blame the naive. Blame the catholics.


4 posted on 07/31/2021 8:17:44 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: Marchmain

Not blaming them, blaming the federal government for their actions.


5 posted on 07/31/2021 8:18:46 AM PDT by mware (RETIRED)
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To: Marchmain

Activists posing as Catholics


6 posted on 07/31/2021 8:19:14 AM PDT by rainee (Trump won! )
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To: DIRTYSECRET

The US Catholic Bishops are not Catholic.

They are garden-variety welfare-queens with more feral government money funneled to them than to the average welfare-queen.


7 posted on 07/31/2021 8:19:23 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy." ― Mao Zedong)
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To: Marchmain

The Catholic Church and its political arms makes billions, directly from the US Treasury, never voted on, for refugee resettlement. It was act of charity that drove Bergoglio to stand at the Mexican border and proclaim President Trump was no Christian for building a wall to inhibit the invasion of anti-Americans and protecting US sovereignty.


8 posted on 07/31/2021 8:19:35 AM PDT by jacknhoo ( Luke 12:51; Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation. )
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.....Church to Governor in Texas: Don’t blame immigrants for Covid.....

They're NOT immigrants!

They Are Invaders!

9 posted on 07/31/2021 8:20:11 AM PDT by Fiddlstix ((Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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“ humanitarian Respite Center, run by Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley...”

We can discuss catholic leaders such as the Pope and the USCCB and where they are on immigration, covid, vaccines, politicians etc

However. Catholic charities is the original “in name only” organization. They are not church leaders by any twisted stretch of imagination

The writer knows this

If he doesn’t he should quit


10 posted on 07/31/2021 8:20:31 AM PDT by stanne
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To: jacknhoo

“ It was act of charity” above should be “It was no act of charity”


11 posted on 07/31/2021 8:20:46 AM PDT by jacknhoo ( Luke 12:51; Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation. )
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To: Marchmain

https://babylonbee.com/news/man-disguises-self-as-illegal-immigrant-so-democrats-wont-care-that-hes-unvaccinated?fbclid=IwAR312MXbcqrObesPMbghrelFxfzsK3HGk_n8FIyZln0BDAMqlUbzsgkouWE

Man Disguises Self As Illegal Immigrant So Democrats Won’t Care That He’s Unvaccinated


12 posted on 07/31/2021 8:20:54 AM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: Marchmain

Covid 19 came from China. It certainly immigrated.


13 posted on 07/31/2021 8:21:07 AM PDT by xp38
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To: Marchmain

I don’t blame the immigrants. If I was dirt poor and lived in a central American country without a chance to better myself, I’d probably try to get to Estados Unidos myself.

I blame the Dems for allowing millions of them to enter, many without means of support and infected with who knows what. And their only reason for allowing this is (they think) it will keep them in power.

No borders, no country.


14 posted on 07/31/2021 8:21:39 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Marchmain

First, they’re NOT “immigrants”; they’re ILLEGAL ALIEN INVADERS.

Second, the infected ones are “seeding” the virus all thru the areas and regions in America, where they’re being sent by Bidet’s corrupt gov’t scumbags.


15 posted on 07/31/2021 8:26:19 AM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit..)
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To: Marchmain

It’s ALL the Immigrants’ fault.


16 posted on 07/31/2021 8:27:11 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople ("The issue is never the issue. The issue always is the Revolution." Lenin)
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To: Marchmain

Catholic Charities is a slave running / trading operation.


17 posted on 07/31/2021 8:32:26 AM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: Marchmain

Says the people being paid to handle the illegals…


18 posted on 07/31/2021 8:35:43 AM PDT by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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To: Marchmain

Stop government funding of Catholic Charities.


19 posted on 07/31/2021 8:39:25 AM PDT by ADSUM ( )
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To: Marchmain

Catholic Charities - another weaponized instrument for the destruction of America.


20 posted on 07/31/2021 8:59:08 AM PDT by Noumenon (The Second Amendment exists primarily to deal with those who just won't take no for an answer. KTF)
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