“Being a voice for people too afraid to say anything.”
That is what Catholic Bishop Daniel Flores says about the church’s role on immigration. This comes in response to what he calls an increasing anti-immigration rhetoric across the state.
Early this month, Texas lawmakers passed Senate Bill 4, a law that aims to have local law enforcement requesting immigration status of those detained. The Catholic Church has historically been against the anti-sanctuary city bill, stating the passage the bill was disappointing.
Bishop Flores, “I know a lot of people who are afraid cause they don’t understand necessarily what has changed in regard to the effects of SB 4… I think some real questions need to be asked as to whether the best uses of our resources as a nation are for building a wall which is of great questionable effectiveness.”
SB 4 is expected to go into effect in September. Several civil rights groups are attempting to challenge the law.