Brownsville, Texas, Nov 19, 2019 / 15:05 pm
In an interview earlier this month, Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville urged that US immigration law be respected, but that that law also consider the reality facing immigrants.
"The United States has the responsibility to vet those who come into the country and to make sure the laws of the country are respected, but the laws ought to look at the human reality," Bishop Flores told Border Report Nov. 7.
"We can be a nation of laws and still be a nation of compassion," he added.
The Diocese of Brownsville comprises four Texas counties on or near the US-Mexico border, where the Rio Grande empties into the Gulf of Mexico. It has for years seen a rise in migrants and asylum seekers.