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Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry addresses members of the House and Senate on opening day of a legislative special session focusing on crime, Monday, February 19, 2024, in the House Chamber at the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge, La.

By McKenna Snow, Catholic Vote, June 27, 2024

CV NEWS FEED // Republican Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry, a Catholic, this week explained why he vetoed $1 million earmarked for Catholic Charities of Acadiana’s homeless shelter services, arguing that the money is used to support illegal immigrants.

According to a June 26 article in the Louisiana Illuminator, Landry explained in a written statement, “Part of Catholic Charities mission is to support the influx of illegal aliens into our country.”

“Taxpayers should never foot the bill for nonprofits who are contributing to the illegal immigration crisis our nation is facing,” he continued. “I don’t believe the majority of our legislators would support this either.” …