10 reactions to Trump's border security address to the nation

Bethany Christian Services

Bethany Christian Services CEO Chris Palusky

Chris Palusky, who leads an organization known for its foster care service but is also committed to serving victims of violent conflict, persecution, poverty and sex trafficking around the world, stressed in a statement that the U.S. should not be turning away children and families at the border.

“[W]e believe that organizations, private and government alike, should band together to meet immediate needs, provide safety, and allow them to seek long-term protection as U.S. law allows,” Palusky said.

“The best way to help families stay in their homes is to address the root causes that are forcing them to flee in the first place. Ending migration from Central America will never be accomplished through deterrence and threats — not when people are fleeing for their lives.

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