World Relief’s Jenny Yang
Yang, the vice president of policy and advocacy for World Relief, the evangelical refugee resettlement agency and humanitarian arm of the National Association of Evangelicals, issued a statement that was shared with The Christian Post following the speech. World Relief is one of nine agencies authorized by the State Department to resettle refugees in the United States.
World Relief has been critical of a number of Trump’s policies pertaining to immigration and refugee resettlement.
“The President defined the situation at the border a humanitarian problem. He's correct – it's a humanitarian crisis for those that take on the dangerous trek to the border,” Yang stressed. “The U.S. can be both secure and compassionate. It is entirely right that our government invests in smart border security, restricting anyone who would harm our country while also keeping the U.S. open to those who qualify under our laws to enter including those with a credible fear of persecution.”