Bannon: Catholic Leaders ‘Need Illegal Aliens to Fill the Churches’

The Catholic Church opposes ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program because “they need illegal aliens to fill the churches,” former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon says in an interview airing this weekend.

“The Catholic Church has been terrible about this,” Bannon, now an executive editor for Breitbart News, told CBS News’ Charlie Rose in an excerpt from a “60 Minutes” interview aired Thursday on “CBS This Morning.” “The bishops have been terrible about this. You know why. Because unable to really — to come to grips with the problems in the church, they need illegal aliens.”

Bannon made the remarks after Rose had reminded him, as a “good Catholic,” that Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, had come out against President Donald Trump’s decision to end DACA, but the decision is on hold for six months to allow Congress to work on a law to determine



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