TX: Judge says Paxton failed to show probable cause to shut down migrant shelter

Source: El Paso Times

“A state district court judge denied Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s efforts to shut down El Paso’s Annunciation House, ruling that the state failed to establish probable grounds to close the Catholic nonprofit and that the state violated the organization’s religious freedoms. Judge Francisco X. Dominguez, who presides over the 205th District Court, issued a ruling Tuesday, July 2, denying Paxton’s efforts to shutdown the Annunciation House and force the organization to turn over documents of asylum-seeking migrants aided by the organization. … The legal battle between Paxton and the Annunciation House began in February when Paxton sent three attorneys to the Annunciation House demanding the organization turn over private documents on the migrants it has sheltered after they were released from federal immigration custody.” (07/02/24)