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Montini: Does Catholic Church NEED illegal immigrants? (Steve Bannon says, ‘Yes.’)

Montini: Does Catholic Church NEED illegal immigrants? (Steve Bannon says, ‘Yes.’)

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Recently-fired Trump adviser Steve Bannon (Mr. alt-right, Mr. Breitbart news) says the Catholic Church opposes ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program because, otherwise, its pews would be empty. In an interview with Charlie Rose scheduled to air on CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday Bannon said it was “obvious” why the church wants DACA to remain intact. He told Rose,  “They need illegal aliens to fill the churches. The Catholic Church has been terrible about this.” He’s got it backwards. I come from an immigrant family. My grandparents arrived in the United States early in the last century without money, without a working knowledge of English, without any understanding of American ways and without any guarantee that their long ocean voyage from Italy would pay off. Wh