DEREK HUNTER (DAILY CALLER): Let's talk about the money, because it's not just -- I always found it weird when you've got this conga line of 25,000 people coming up 2,000 miles with their -- they're fleeing economic hardship, there's no doubt about that. But I would suggest maybe you fight and stay and fix your own country.
MICHELLE MALKIN (AUTHOR): Yes.
HUNTER: But they're making it 2,000 miles mostly on foot, or on sides of trucks or whatever. You've got to eat. You got to take a shower every once in a while, you've got to sleep, and nobody really wants to talk about how that is happening. They're going through poor villages in Mexico, the people there can't afford to share their things. It's not just the, you know, once they get here every city is now setting aside massive amounts of money to pay for lawyers to make sure they never get deported. Talk about the money flow and how it influences the start of that conga line.
MALKIN: Yeah. I mean, the conga line starts in Central America and it stretches all the way up the spine of Mexico right up to our border and then into it, where you've got Catholic churches, Lutheran churches, Unitarian churches that are brazenly defying our immigration laws against aiding, abetting, harboring, and sheltering.
HUNTER: I love how if a Republican gives a speech in a church, the left says we should probably strip them of their tax-exempt status.
MALKIN: Yeah, that's right.
HUNTER: Yet if you go to a service -- I'm a Catholic -- you go to a service on a Sunday and you're lectured about how we need open borders and we need absolute amnesty for everybody. I don't know what the difference is between this and a key-note address at the Democratic National Convention.
MALKIN: That's exactly right, and what you have across Mexico are basically bed-and-breakfasts. You know, I joke that there should be Yelp or Trip Adviser reviews for these shelters that offer everything, from psychological and psychiatric care to food and transportation in some cases. And they're all manner of Catholics, it's the Jesuits, it's the Scalabrinians, every sect of Catholicism is involved there. And so yeah, when you put a few bucks into the collection plate here thinking that you're helping your fellow Catholic American citizens, you're not. In essence, you are helping subsidize this global human trafficking network that is embraced and condoned and promoted by a Pope who spends every single day attacking President Trump and American sovereignty.
HUNTER: You've got a lot of Catholic values, too, actually, by the way.
MALKIN: Yes, that too, right. And there's a little section -- and of course many of your informed listeners are very familiar with the alliance between Saul Alinsky and the Catholic bishops in Chicago, and it was that alliance that basically gave birth to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in the first place, and these are people who have worked for decades to undermine our commitment to the sanctity of life, for example. So these are not only pro-abortion ideologues, but they are also militantly open borders. And, you know, that entire constellation in Chicago helped fuel the Catholic wing of the sanctuary movement. The sanctuary movement really began in the southwest with Texans and Evangelical Christians, but the Catholics have run with it and put it on steroids, basically.
HUNTER: To play devil's advocate for just a second on behalf of the Catholic church and most churches, I'd imagine, they couch it under this as humanitarian, we have to help these people. That's not really what's going on. What's really going on here?
MALKIN: What's really going on is their helping themselves to that money in the collection plates to fill their pews. And the Catholic Conference of Bishops, underneath it of course is Catholic charities and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. And all of these groups are getting billions of dollars in tax-payer subsidies, not only to incorporate illegal aliens and then lobby for amnesty, they turn around and lobby the government. I mean, they're on the attack every single day. Not just legislatively, but in the court systems as well, joining with the ACLU and Soros groups to sue and to obstruct enforcement of immigration law. And it's all because it's one big racket and they're profiting off of it under the guise of scripture and compassion.