Texans Take The Border Crisis Into Their Own Hands

Volunteers are stepping up to help asylum seekers who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border, ensuring migrants have hot meals, hygiene supplies and basic medical care.

By Elizabeth TrovallJuly 11, 2019 9:30 am, , ,

From Houston Public Media:

The humanitarian crisis unfolding at the border, and the Trump administration’s response to that crisis, has inspired protests across Texas. But, while some are raising their voices, others are taking action and heading to the border themselves.

“This is a government problem, but a church opportunity,” says Jim Jehovice.

In June, Jehovice traveled to the border with a group from Christ Methodist Church in Sugarland, to help migrants at the Catholic Charities respite center in McAllen, Texas.

“There’s no political angle to this, it’s a pure act of love on our part to help with the situation,” Jehovice told public radio project 1A Across America, in partnership with Houston Public Media.

He’s one of hundreds of volunteers working at the border who come from all over Texas and beyond.

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