Jul 29, 2014 6:17 PM by Dave Fields

Diocese: Catholic Charities in La. not involved in assisting immigrant children

A spokesperson for Catholic Charities within the Diocese of Lafayette said that local Catholic Charities aren't involved in assisting with the recent influx of immigrant children across the Mexican border into the United States.

Deacon Edward Boustany explains to KATC that some dioceses in Texas near the border are assisting certain Texas municipalities who already have provided housing for the children. Boustany clarified that these Texas Catholic Charities are not actually providing the housing for the kids, but are providing--in some circumstances--food, staffing, and other assistance to kids that already have a place to stay.

According to Boustany, Catholic Services of Acadiana is not involved in this process.

Boustany said that some immigrant children have been received in other states by some larger municipalities who actually have the capacity to handle large numbers of children.

Boustany said he believes that none of the children have been sent to Louisiana.

"I don't think any have come to the seven dioceses in Louisiana at all," Boustany said.




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