As originally planned, the proposed border wall in Hidalgo County, Texas, was to be built in part on land owned by the Diocese, leaving the historic La Lomita Chapel in the enforcement zone on the south side of the border wall, separated from the community that worships there. Legislative intervention, prompted by vigorous advocacy in support of the Diocese, has altered those plans.

  • 12/31/18 – Filed a brief challenging construction of the border wall on land owned by a Catholic Church in Texas as substantially burdening the free exercise of religion

In the News

2/19/19 – Vice News covers ICAP’s representation of a Texas Catholic Church challenging construction of the border wall on its land

2/19/19 – NBC 29 quotes Mary McCord in coverage of panel on free speech and public safety

2/15/19 – Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting quotes Mary McCord in coverage of panel on the effects on private property of border wall construction in southern Texas

2/14/19 – Texas Tribunes quotes Mary McCord in coverage of La Lomita chapel and border wall construction

2/14/19 – Catholic News Agency quotes Amy Marshak in coverage of La Lomita chapel and border wall construction

2/13/19 – Thomson Reuters quotes Mary McCord in coverage of the effects on private property of border wall construction in southern Texas

2/12/19 – Yahoo News covers ICAP’s representation of a Texas Catholic Church challenging construction of the border wall on its land

2/10/19 – NPR quotes Mary McCord in coverage of Texans challenging construction of the border wall on their land

2/7/19 – Catholic News Service covers ICAP’s representation of a Texas Catholic Church challenging construction of the border wall on its land

2/7/19 – Catholic News Agency covers ICAP’s representation of a Texas Catholic Church challenging construction of the border wall on its land

2/7/19 – United Press International covers ICAP’s representation of a Texas Catholic Church challenging construction of the border wall on its land

2/6/19 – Washington Post covers ICAP’s representation of a Texas Catholic Church challenging construction of the border wall on its land

2/6/19 – Daily Beast covers ICAP’s representation of a Texas Catholic Church challenging construction of the border wall on its land

2/6/19 – Progress Times covers ICAP’s representation of a Texas Catholic Church challenging construction of the border wall on its land

2/6/19 – The Monitor covers ICAP’s representation of a Texas Catholic Church challenging construction of the border wall on its land

1/30/19 – Los Angeles Times covers ICAP’s suit challenging construction of the border wall on land owned by a Catholic Church in Texas

1/30/19 – Catholic News Agency quotes Amy Marshak in coverage of ICAP’s suit challenging construction of the border wall on land owned by a Catholic Church in Texas

1/18/19 – Daily Beast quotes Mary McCord in coverage of Senate letter voicing concern over border wall’s potentially violating free exercise of religion

1/17/19 – Politico quotes Mary McCord in coverage of Department of Justice preparations for border wall litigation in South Texas

1/10/19 – Washington Post quotes Mary McCord in coverage of Texans challenging construction of the border wall on their land

1/2/19 – KVEO News Covers ICAP’s Brief Challenging Border Wall Construction on Church Land

12/31/18 – Corpus Christi Caller-Times Covers ICAP’s Brief Challenging Border Wall Construction on Church Land