Off-Duty Cops, Catholic Charities Providing Security For Illegals

The exposure of two recent events tied to the massive wave of illegals entering the United States may be quite disillusioning to many.

First, uniformed San Antonio police officers appear to be moonlighting for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) helping to smuggle illegal immigrants into the U.S.
Second, one of the NGOs involved appears to be the non-profit Catholic Charities.

The police officers involved appear to have been hired as private security for a Migrant Resource Center in San Antonio. They were guarding the facility in their official police uniforms and badges, and their police cars were on the scene as well. The legality of police resources being used for personal contract work is quite unclear.

The center is being used to house migrants before being taken to San Antonio airport to reach other destinations. Catholic Charities has been identified as one of the organizations paying for the flights.

The irony is the police officers who should be investigating possible human smuggling were being paid to facilitate it. When questioned by a Tenet Media reporter about this, an officer replied, “No Comment”.

The Catholic Church in the United States has had a history of assistance to illegal immigrants. This may be influenced in part by the large Hispanic makeup of the Church. The official policy of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) as stated on their website has a bit of cognitive dissonance.

They state: “First Principle: People have the right to migrate to sustain their lives and the lives of their families.”

While also asserting: “Second Principle: A country has the right to regulate its borders and to control immigration.”

The behavior enabled by organizations that act on behalf of the Church—such as Catholic Charities—seems not to favor the rule of law. While paying lip service to the second principle above, in practice the Church does not seem to recognize any real-world limit on the number of immigrants a nation can support.