Catholic Bishop Dolan says that the USCCB is not after more money when defending DACA kids, I beg to differ

Bannon and Dolan
Bannon vs. Dolan! If the general taxpaying public had any idea of how many of their tax dollars ‘find their way’ in to the Catholic Church they would be getting out the pitch forks and hitting the streets! Bannon hit them where it hurts!

You can read about all of the back and forth as Steve Bannon maintained that the Bishops want more immigrants because it means more cash in their coffers and more bodies in their pews (see Michael Leahy at Breitbart).

Maybe more cash isn’t reason number one (‘social justice’ is), but it is most assuredly reason number two!

They were discussing mostly illegal immigrants, but you need to know that all of the federal refugee resettlement contractors*** (including the US Conference of Catholic Bishops) supported the Gang of Eight Amnesty back in 2013 because it would have expanded their taxpayer-funded role from resettling refugees (getting them their social services) to helping all the newly amnestied file their paperwork and get their government-supplied goodies.

The Gang of Eight Amnesty contained a “slush fund” for our usual gang of contractors (euphemistically called immigrant-serving organizations) according to an analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies, see here.

Up until this point in time, I wondered why refugee contractors would support amnesty for millions of immigrants who would then compete for limited jobs with refugees that those same ‘non-profit’ groups were tasked to find employment for! It made no sense on a humanitarian level, but it does on an economic level.

Jon Feere for CIS:

Section 2537 of the Schumer-Rubio bill provides “Initial Entry, Adjustment, and Citizenship Assistance” grants to public and private, non-profit organizations that promise to help illegal immigrants apply for the amnesty (p. 384). For example, this includes help with “completing applications”, “gathering proof of identification”, and “applying for any waivers”. But the recipients of these funds are given a lot of discretion, as the funds can also be used for “any other assistance” that the grantee “considers useful” to aliens applying for amnesty. The bill appropriates $100 million in grant funding for a five-year period ending in 2018, plus any additional “sums as may be necessary for fiscal year 2019 and subsequent fiscal years”. (p. 392). There are no limits to the amount of money that may be given out to pro-amnesty groups.

So the Bishops have (and had in 2013) every reason (social justice and money!) to support amnesty (which is what DACA is). The Gang of Eight amnesty didn’t pass, but you can be sure any legislation to legalize the DACA ‘children’ will contain grant money as a pass-through to help them ‘adjust’ their status.

Then there is the payola the USCCB gets every year to resettle refugees. 

Here is the USCCB segment of my recent analysis of the nine major federal refugee agencies budgets:

US Conference of Catholic Bishops Migration Fund (97% taxpayer funded)

Now it gets even trickier! The Bishops don’t file a Form 990 and their operations are so vast, I could spend the whole day and still not sort it out.  Also, maybe you can find one, but I have not found an annual report for their refugee program since I found this one for 2014.

So we will have to rely on it (again). Keep in mind these funds for their refugee resettlement program do not include millions that go directly from the feds to some individual Catholic Charities and Dioceses around the US. (If you are researching your local CC or Dioceses, you can often find good numbers at









“Federal grants” is your money, so is the Travel Loan Collection Fees, so that puts the Bishops’ refugee resettlement program at 97% taxpayer funded.  (I am not sure if the Unaccompanied Alien Children fall in to yet another fund!).

I would like to get a more up-to-date accounting for the Bishops, but they must be hiding those reports really well!  I suspect they are pulling down even more payola in more recent years.

Obviously we don’t know what salaries are being paid for their Washington, DC lobbying shop. Their previous head lobbyist was Kevin Appleby.

Go here to see how the Bishop’s money compares with the other eight major federal contractors.

And, that isn’t all there is. 

You can search individual Catholic Charities ( and find even more of your money going  to local dioceses for migrants. I promise you, you will be blown away by the amounts of money flowing from the US Treasury to your local diocese.

In addition to the US Refugee Admissions Program, Catholic Legal Services gets a vast amount of federal money to pay for lawyers for the ‘kids.’  I’ll leave that research to you.

***For new readers, these are the nine major federal refugee contractors which would have financially benefited from Amnesty in 2013.  We can never thoroughly reform the refugee program (or immigration itself) as long as these nine are paid by you to lobby, community organize, sign immigrants up for welfare, and act as head-hunters for big businesses in need of cheap labor.

It is time for all of these quasi-government agencies to raise their own private money for their charitable ‘good works.’  If they give up their federal hand-outs then they will demonstrate that caring for human beings is their first and only concern!



7 thoughts on “Catholic Bishop Dolan says that the USCCB is not after more money when defending DACA kids, I beg to differ

  1. In Waterbury CT. usa. there WERE 21 CHURCHES open in 1997. Since them the churches have dropped to 17 in 2014 and Fifteen in 20017,,Of the remaining 15 parishes five to eight are designated as Hispanic-Brazilian, Portuguese and Spanish Parishes. One is a Lebanese immigrant parish., My parish……..In reality without immigrants you would be down to six to . eight parishes down from 21 in Waterbury Ct. ALONE. .Mr. Bannon is correct. Possibly one half of parishes in urban centers of the cino not Rc church would have to Close Down throughout the USA…


  2. Note that helping all is part of what Catholics do. If the feds didn’t put out contracts for immigrants, the church would still help.


  3. Ann you might want to remind your readers about the Family Reunification process, as in, what will happen if 800,000 Dreamers receive citizenship?

    How many more peoples will then be able to then come into America and join them?

    Also it seems that when it comes to Dreamers, it could be investigated how much money each has possibly sent to their relatives in their home country, mainly Mexico.

    This possibly could help dispel the They Have No Where To Go Narrative being pushed.

    It also seems the AP has come up with a New Term for the Dreamers as well.


  4. I will be damned before I listen to “moral pontificating” from a bunch of PEDOpriests.
    It would have taken 5 nano- seconds for a true Moral Leader to decide what to do about pedophiles.

    U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops own official document on this matter, as well as the official teaching on immigration outlined in the Cathechism of the Catholic Church! In an official August 2013 document, The U.S. Bishops stated, in part, that “The Catholic Catechism instructs the faithful that good government has two duties, both of which must be carried out and neither of which can be ignored… The second duty is to secure one’s border and enforce the law for the sake of the common good. Sovereign nations have the right to enforce their laws and all persons must respect the legitimate exercise of this right… Enforcement: The U.S. Catholic Bishops accept the legitimate role of the U.S.
    So the Pope is UNDERMINING Our Nation: pope wants migrants to repopulate his churchs
    The border visit, Martin asserted, reflected a priority of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Blitzer did not press the political implications. We already know that Big Business wants immigrants for cheap labor and to keep the wages of others down. Also, for years Catholic clerics have colluded with politicians in the Democratic Party. The Church gains new parishioners, and the Democrats, who demonize Republicans, gain bloc voters. This has happened in Southern California, where I live. The former Archbishop of Los Angeles, Cardinal Roger Mahony allied himself with power brokers in the Democratic Party to support a massive influx of Hispanics, overwhelmingly Catholic, to repopulate the Catholic parishes.


  5. Organized religion is run like a business, make no mistake about it. And like the labor unions that years ago dropped their opposition to the hiring of illegal aliens, the primary goal is to keep the pews and coffers filled. The rule of law and national sovereignty are the least of their concerns.


  6. Thanks for this very timely post!

    Kevin Lynn

    Executive Director

    Progressives for Immigration reform

    1701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 300 Washington, DC 20006 (O) 202.543.5325 (C) 626.825.1331 (F) 202.595.0258

    From: Refugee Resettlement Watch Reply-To: Refugee Resettlement Watch Date: Monday, September 11, 2017 at 10:17 AM To: Microsoft Office User Subject: [New post] Catholic Bishop Dolan says that the USCCB is not after more money when defending DACA kids, I beg to differ Ann Corcoran posted: ” You can read about all of the back and forth as Steve Bannon maintained that the Bishops want more immigrants because it means more cash in their coffers and more bodies in their pews (see Michael Leahy at Breitbart). Maybe more cash isn’t reason numbe”


  7. I thought “Human Trafficking” was a crime unless you are a registered charity getting paid off by the federal government?

    The Catholic Church needs to be investigated for human trafficking under RICO.


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