A Methodist bishop whose church receives millions of dollars in federal grants each year to house unaccompanied alien children asserted in a House hearing on Tuesday that the U.S. has “raped” immigrants’ home countries.
“What is your church doing to discourage people from coming to the United States illegally and staying in the United States illegally?” Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte asked Bishop Minerva Carcano during a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
Carcano heads the California-Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church, which supports comprehensive immigration reform. The church’s Board of Child Care has received at least $7.6 million in federal grants in the last three years to provide shelter services for unaccompanied alien children who are apprehended crossing into the U.S. illegally.
“We are working to welcome everyone,” Carcano told Goodlatte in response to his question about welcoming illegal aliens.