United States v. Roman Catholic Diocese of Brownsville
ICAP represented the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, in its opposition to the government’s preparations for building a border wall on Diocese-owned property.
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 through Congress’s 2019 appropriations bill, 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