The Catholic Church and Immigration

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by Paul Brock III  •  •  March 22, 2020   

Michael Voris interviews Michelle Malkin

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The topic of immigration has caused a great divide in the secular world and also in the Church.

Stronger borders, deportation of illegal immigrants and eliminating sanctuary cities are some common themes among the political and theological Right. In contrast, it's less border security, harboring illegal immigrants and expanding sanctuary cities that are consistent ideas among the political and theological Left.

On this week's episode of Mic'd Up, Michael Voris sits down with Michelle Malkin, the author of Open Borders Inc.: Who's Funding America's Destruction? Malkin has been entrenched in the immigration debate for decades, and her stance has sparked fury not only from the Left, but also from many on the Right.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has joined arms with the Democratic Party on this issue, which is in keeping with their 50-plus-year history.

Today, the bishops are outspoken in their concern for immigration reform, while virtually dead silent on the topic of abortion. Since the formation of their episcopal conference in 1966, America's bishops have not taken up a single collection — despite hundreds taken nationally — specifically to fight abortion.

Each year, the U.S. bishops receive tens of millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars specifically for their immigration "services." Just how much?

In 2013, they received $73,715,703 from the government — nearly 32% of their total conference budget.

In 2014, the figure leapt to $79,590,512 — almost 33% of their budget.

In 2015, the total from taxpayers climbed to $80,733,062 — nearly 38% of the USCCB budget.

And in 2016, American prelates pocketed $95,256,272 in taxpayer dollars — nearly 39% of their total budget.

In 2018, The USCCB's total budget was 40% taxpayer-funded.

Michelle Malkin sums up this hypocrisy in Open Borders Inc.: "Unfortunately for taxpayers who believe in God and country, the Catholic Church is just one of many faith-based profiteers making bank on our backs."

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