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Graham Rips 'Disgraceful' Practice of Separating Families at Border

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By    |   Thursday, 14 June 2018 11:23 AM

Evangelist Franklin Graham says the practice separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border is "disgraceful.”

But the North Carolina-based preacher isn’t blaming the Trump administration and its zero-tolerance policy toward people who enter the United States illegally.

"I think it's disgraceful, it's terrible, to see families ripped apart, and I don't support that one bit,” Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said Wednesday in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network.

"I blame the politicians for the last 20, 30 years that have allowed this to escalate to the point where it is today. We are a country of laws, laws need to be obeyed, no question about that.

"But the situation we have today is the result of our lawmakers in Washington over generations ignoring this, and I’m hopeful that soon something can be done to fix it.”

Graham’s opinion came the same day as Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, called Trump's asylum rules "immoral."

In May, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the nation’s intention to prosecute of adults separately from children when families seek asylum at the border. The children are placed in custody at a branch of the Health and Human Services Department while the adults are processed.

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Evangelist Franklin Graham says the practice separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border is "disgraceful." But the North Carolina-based preacher isn't blaming the Trump administration and its zero-tolerance policy toward people who enter the United...
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