Texas Targets NGOs

  •  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday launched an investigation into three Texas Bar Foundation fund recipients to determine if the money was used to facilitate the border crisis.
  • The foundation, a separate entity from the State Bar of Texas, is governed by its own board and solicits donations to provide a range of services.
  • The Center Square first reported on organizations that received foundation funds specifically to aid foreign nationals in the U.S. illegally, including ProBAR, several Catholic Charities (Texas Panhandle, Dallas, Central Texas, and Diocese of Galveston-Houston), Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, International Rescue Committee, and Fe y Justicia Workers Center.
  • Paxton’s office is now investigating two Austin-based entities, American Gateways and the Equal Justice Center, and Virginia-based Tahirih Justice Center.