North Texas Charities Taking In Immigrant Children Separated At Border

Alan Scaia
June 20, 2018 - 6:24 am
Catholic Charities

Credit: Alan Scaia, 1080 KRLD


FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) - North Texas' Catholic Charities is taking in immigrant children who've been separated from their parents crossing the U.S. border.

The Fort Worth Catholic diocese says the Catholic Charities office here has 26 beds available, and some of the immigrant children have already been brought here.

Bishop Michael Olson put out a statement saying staff here is ready to take in more kids if necessary, but he says the separation of parents from their kids is unwarranted.

Olson says the policy undermines the right to life for the vulnerable and undermines the role of legitimate authority.

The Trump administration says a total of about 2,300 children have been separated from their parents as part of the policy that prosecutes parents who cross the border illegally.

Earlier this week, the President said the separation of families is a horrible law  and called for an immigration bill that would end the practice.