USCCCP gets billions from government to shelter immigrants
by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th. • ChurchMilitant • April 11, 2017
WASHINGTON – U.S. bishops, who administer some $2 billion a year in federal aid to social programs, are teaching that welcoming foreigners is a higher duty of government than protecting their own citizens.
A recent study by Pew Research showed immigrants are committing the majority of felonies. The study found:
61% of all felony arrests in 2014 involved non-U.S. citizens
Nearly two thirds of all felony arrests in 2014 occurred in five judicial districts bordering Mexico
In spite of this evidence showing the danger posed to U.S. citizens by illegal immigrants, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a statement on the role of government, which teaches, “The first duty is to welcome the foreigner. … The second duty is to secure one’s border and enforce the law for the sake of the common good.”
Since President Donald Trump took office January 22, the USCCB has issued 10 documents condemning White House policy on immigration. Topics include:
Building a security barrier stopping illegal aliens
Deportation of illegal aliens
Sanctuary cities — lawless zones for illegal aliens
Unvetted traveler ban stemming from terrorist countries
Syrian refugee ban
The Trump administration has consistently shown hesitancy to accept undocumented refugees from Syria. The fear of terrorists entering the country with fake IDs was recently proven to have merit. Last week CNN reported, “Six Venezuelan government employees have been arrested for allegedly selling Venezuelan identification cards and passports to people of ‘Syrian origin,’ according to the Venezuelan attorney general’s office.”
CNN’s report adds that some of these “Syrians” who obtained fake IDs were shown to be “linked to the terrorist group Hezbollah.”
People are now starting to question whether the USCCB is experiencing a “conflict of interest” regarding its social justice teaching owing to the hundreds of millions of dollars in federal money that flows through their offices each year.