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Following a tour of America’s largest border patrol facility last Friday, pastor and TV host Rod Parsley says three decades of lawmakers’ inaction must end. Parsley led a delegation of pastors from his City Harvest Network and the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) on a visit to McAllen, Texas, speaking afterward about the “vast humanitarian crisis” along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Saying he was “humbled, hurt, outraged,” Parsley directed his anger at “three decades of inaction from Washington, D.C.” While lawmakers are on vacation, he says, dedicated border patrol agents “serve this great nation” in extreme heat. “It’s time for the United States Congress and the Administration to end the gridlock. Fix this crisis.”
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Parsley, founder and senior pastor of World Harvest Church in Columbus, Ohio, and Elkhart, Indiana, also founded the missions relief organization Bridge of Hope. He says he’s responded to many emergencies and visited many prison facilities but has “never seen a better facility” than McAllen’s. The detainees the group spoke with indicate they’re happy, treated well, fed, clothed, and safe, Parsley says. “What you’ve heard is not true,” he adds, referring to reports of dangerous, unsanitary conditions, especially for children at the border facilities.
The pastor notes, however, that many immigrants “are in desperate need of care in facilities that are obviously, sincerely struggling to cope with the scale of this humanitarian crisis.” These individuals “have inherent value, and they need our help,” Parsley says. “Jesus calls us all to...
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