I hate this. HATE it.wosbald wrote: ↑Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:40 pm+JMJ+
Hodgson reports his own church, St. Julie’s in Dartmouth, to the White House
DARTMOUTH — “Stephen, thought you might like to see samples of cards I discovered in a holder at the back of St. Julie’s Church in Dartmouth, MA,” Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson says in an email to Stephen Miller, the architect of the White House’s immigration policy.
“While attending mass last Sunday, I noticed a holder on a table near the entrance marked, “ICE-Immigration” and noticed the three stacks of colored cards. Trying to determine if this is an isolated situation or a common occurrence in other parish churches,” Hodgson adds. The email is dated Aug. 7, 2017, and was sent at 12:41 p.m. on that date.
In about the time it takes to click the send button for an email, the sheriff notified the White House that his own place of worship was distributing information in immigrants’ native language about their legal rights and also assisting people either directly or indirectly who may not be in the U.S. legally.
This particular email is one of some 74 emails the sheriff sent to Miller and were obtained by the American Civil Liberties Un𝗂on and provided to The Standard-Times.
The Rev. Richard Roy, pastor of St. Julie’s Billiart Parish on Slocum Road in Dartmouth, said the sheriff is a parishioner and he declined to comment.
The pastor said the cards were informational and many people who go to the church speak languages other than English.
“This is just giving them some information on how to behave and conduct themselves if approached by law enforcement,” Roy said.
The cards are gone, he said. They were taken by people. There are no more.
The Fall River Diocese, in a statement, said the dissemination of information is in keeping with their teachings and is part of their mission.
“Needless to say when I saw it, I was surprised,” the sheriff said.
The sheriff said he reacted as a law enforcement professional. “I thought it was appropriate to make Washington aware when these things were happening,” he said. “If these kinds of things are going on in churches, then we should be aware of it.”
Hodgson praised the dialogue between the Trump White House and local sheriffs.
“People should celebrate the fact that sheriffs in the U.S. have direct access to the President,” he said. “Decisions are not being made in a vacuum. They are made with information from people who have boots on the ground,” he said.
“I’ll never apologize for that (communications he has with the White House). If I saw it at a store or a community center, I would have done the same thing,” he said.
WTF is wrong with these people?