Franklin Graham’s Charity Heading South to Help with Border Crisis

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July 12, 2019Jul 12, 2019

Rev. Franklin Graham, the son of Rev. Billy Graham, announced that his charity organization is headed to the southern border to help out with the crisis there.

According to CBN News, Graham said, "We have been asked by churches in the area to help them and that's what we're doing.”

The churches are on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border and are helping care for the massive numbers of asylum seekers, some of whom have been let into the U.S., and who are waiting in Mexico for processing.

"Many of these migrants they've been traveling for ...as much as six months," Graham said. "They're tired. They're dirty. They're frustrated and they're coming into our country."

His organization, Samaritan’s Purse “has teams on the border right now, and we are working with churches, evangelical Christian partners, and local officials to help alleviate the suffering of as many as we can,” Graham said.

Samaritan’s Purse noted that they work with immigrants on the U.S. side of the border “who have been cleared by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection authorities to enter the United States.”

Graham himself has visited a Texas holding facility and called the conditions “adequate” but less than ideal.

"Could they be improved? I'm sure they can. But the problem is the overcrowding. They were not prepared for this influx," he said.

"Congress has made a mess out of all this and it's not just this president, it's previous presidents that have failed to address the issues of the border," Graham also remarked. 

"We have a president now who's at least trying to solve these problems."

He has also praised the men and women protecting our border and trying to do their jobs while overwhelmed with caravans of people.

“I want to thank our border patrol who are working day in and day out to save lives,” Graham wrote on Twitter. “I also want to thank the churches, individuals, & organizations along the border who have reached out to help meet the needs of migrants in many different ways.”

Dr. James Dobson, founder and former president of Focus on the Family, toured a McAllen, Texas facility not long ago and described what he saw as heartbreaking

He described overcrowded facilities and overworked staff members, but did not relate any of the horrors that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) claims to have seen. He praised Border Patrol agents and blamed the asylum loophole that forces the U.S. to bring every asylum-seeking family into the U.S. — whether a real family or not — for processing and release. He also blamed Democrats for not approving the funding needed to handle the massive number of people trying to get into the country.

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