Texas AG Seeks to Revoke NGO Registration Over Refusal to Produce Documents

  • Texas AG Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against nongovernmental organization (NGO) Annunciation House seeking to revoke the NGO’s registration to operate in the state over allegations that it engaged in unlawful conduct.
  • In response to a lawsuit filed by Annunciation House seeking to enjoin the AG’s office from accessing the NGO’s records on an expedited basis, the AG’s office argues that it has unlimited authority to examine business records of entities operating in the state and asserted a counterclaim alleging that Annunciation House has unlawfully facilitated illegal immigration into the country, among other things.
  • The AG’s office requests that the court dismiss Annunciation House’s claims, and dissolve the NGO’s registration in the state, permanently enjoin it from doing business in the state, and pay costs and attorneys’ fees, among other things.