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By Craig Huber, Spectrum News, May 20, 2024

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is trying to shut down Annunciation House, a large migrant shelter on the U.S.-Mexico border. The Republican attorney general claims the facility encourages migrants to enter the U.S. illegally.

Appearing on CBS’s “60 Minutes” Sunday night, Pope Francis vehemently disagreed with Paxton’s efforts, calling them “madness.”

“That is madness, sheer madness. To close the border and leave them there, that is madness,” Francis said. “Migrant has to be received. Thereafter, you see how you’re going to deal with them. Maybe you have to send them back. I don’t know. But each case ought to be considered humanely.”

“In a Gospel spirit of service and solidarity, we accompany the migrant, refugee, and economically vulnerable peoples of the border region through hospitality, advocacy, and education,” Annunciation House’s mission statement reads.

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