WATCH: Texas Bishop Mark Seitz Leads March Against Efforts To Curb Illegal Invasion




 
Texas Catholic and community groups held an event in El Paso called “Do Not Be Afraid: March and Vigil for Human Dignity” on March 21 in the wake of what organizers called “dehumanizing laws and policies” toward migrants in the Lone Star State.

Organizers called the event “a decisive moment of community resistance and prayer” in response to the passage of Senate Bill 4, a controversial law that makes it a state crime for unauthorized migrants to cross into Texas from Mexico; Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit seeking to shut down Annunciation House, a Catholic nonprofit serving migrants; and the first anniversary of a fire that killed 40 people in immigration detention across the border from El Paso in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, and injured about two dozen others.

The event, organizers said, was intended to “affirm our welcoming borderland identity, protect our freedom to put faith into action, lift up the rights and dignity of those who migrate, defend our humanitarian workers, (and) commemorate those dying at the border.”

Bishop Mark J. Seitz and Auxiliary Bishop Anthony C. Celino of El Paso and other “faith and community leaders from across the borderlands” host the event, which starts at 6:30 p.m. at San Jacinto Plaza, where participants will meet and then march to Sacred Heart Church for the vigil at 7 p.m.

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TAKE ACTION: Contact Bishop Seitz at 915-872-8419 or officeofthebishop@elpasodiocese.org and tell him to get out of the business of trafficking illegal aliens.

 

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