Charity Group Backs Private Company in Immigrant Smuggling Case

A Catholic philanthropic organization has thrown its support behind a mining company and its employee who are being sued after three undocumented immigrants were killed during an incursion onto private property in Brooks County.

The Texas-based John G. and Marie Stella Kenedy Memorial Foundation, which primarily funds social justice and religious causes, has filed an amicus brief in support of Philip Boerjan and Mestena Uranium, the defendants in a suit lodged after a 2007 car accident that left three undocumented immigrants dead, including a 7-year-old girl. The February filing is the most recent action in the case, which is still pending ...

Full Story

Comment Policy

The Texas Tribune is pleased to provide the opportunity for you to share your observations about this story. We encourage lively debate on the issues of the day, but we ask that you refrain from using profanity or other offensive speech, engaging in personal attacks or name-calling, posting advertising, or wandering away from the topic at hand. To comment, you must be a registered user of the Tribune, and your real name will be displayed. Thanks for taking time to offer your thoughts.

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login | Sign-Up

Sign Up for The Brief

Our daily news summary