A recent letter advanced the contention that various faith-based organizations that receive federal resources for the care and welfare of immigrant children who have crossed our southern border have thereby sacrificed their status as charitable organizations.
An organization earns its status as charitable by virtue of what it uses its resources for, not from whence its resources come.
Indeed it was President George W. Bush whose administration recognized the power of faith-based organizations for carrying out programs of assistance in ways that are more efficient and direct than would be possible with the often cumbersome mechanism of the central government.
Brian J. Cudahy
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