Bishops oppose President Trump’s wall

Bishop Joe Vasquez, bishop of the Austin DIocese and chair of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration, said he was "disheartened" that President Donald Trump has prioritized building a wall on the US/Mexico border. "This action will put immigrant lives needlessly in harm’s way," he said in a statement released today. "Construction of such a wall will only make migrants, especially vulnerable women and children, more susceptible to traffickers and smugglers. Additionally, the construction of such a wall destabilizes the many vibrant and beautifully interconnected communities that live peacefully along the border." MORE