URGENT: Stop Trump from Dismantling Refugee Resettlement

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URGENT: Stop Trump from Dismantling Refugee Resettlement A Refugee Admissions Goal of Less than 75,000 Is Inexcusable Background: News outlets are reporting that the Trump administration may set the refugee admissions goal for next fiscal year at less than 50,000 – which would already be the lowest goal in U.S. history. The average admissions goal from when The Refugee Act …

URGENT ACTION NEEDED NOW: Tell Congress to Enact the Dream Act of 2017 and Protect Immigrant Youth!

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President Trump has announced an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, turning our nation’s back on undocumented immigrant youth who are valued members of our communities. The consequences of repealing DACA are immediate, devastating, and profound. No new DACA applications filed after today will be considered, and current DACA recipients will see their protection revoked starting …

Tell the White House & Congress that You OPPOSE Terminating DACA

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URGENT: TAKE ACTION NOW Tell the White House & Congress that You OPPOSE Terminating DACA! News sources are reporting that President Trump is considering terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This move would turn our nation’s back on immigrant youth who are valued members of our communities. Terminating DACA would place the nearly 800,000 DREAMers whom the …

Stop The RAISE Act from Separating Families & Reducing Refugee Resettlement

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CALL YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES TODAY! See CWS’s Statement Opposing the RAISE Act Background: Senators Cotton (R-AR) and Perdue (R-GA) introduced the “Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy” (RAISE) Act, which has garnered support from President Trump and white nativists. We urge all Members of Congress to reject this anti-family and anti-refugee legislation that would: Permanently cap refugee admissions …

CWS Strongly Opposes The RAISE Act, Urges Congress to Reject Anti-Family, Anti-Refugee Bill

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Tell Congress to Oppose the RAISE Act Church World Service (CWS), a 71-year old humanitarian organization representing 37 Protestant, Anglican, and Orthodox communions, strongly opposes the “Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy” (RAISE) Act. We urge all Members of Congress to reject this anti-family and anti-refugee legislation introduced by Senators Cotton (R-AR) and Perdue (R-GA) and supported by President …

Congress Must Stop the Administration from Banning Refugees by Discounting Their Relationships with Resettlement Agencies

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Background: Repeatedly, President Trump has tried to grind refugee resettlement to a halt, ban individuals from six Muslim-majority countries, and reduce the number of refugees we welcome in the United States. After several lawsuits were filed against his executive orders, the Supreme Court issued a decision that partially allows the administration to limit the entry of refugees – as well as travelers …

Urgent Calls Needed to Protect Refugees and Children!

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Tell the House Judiciary Committee to Oppose H.R.495 and H.R.2826 Background: This Wednesday, June 14th, the House Judiciary Committee plans to mark up H.R.495, the “Protection of Children Act,” and H.R.2826, the “Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act.” These bills would inflict harm upon unaccompanied children fleeing violence,  deny protection to vulnerable refugees, and negatively impact refugees resettled in the U.S. The Protection …

TAKE ACTION TODAY: Urge Congress and DHS to Protect Haitians

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Right now, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering whether or not to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) of Haitians in the United States, which is set to expire on July 22, 2017. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is recommending that the United States end TPS for Haitians altogether in January 2018. In 2010, an earthquake devastated …

ACTION ALERT: Stop DHS From Deporting Somalis

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recently apprehended, detained and deported Somali individuals back to their home country. These Somalis are asylum seekers, asylees, and refugees who have fled persecution and tragedy. In Georgia, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) apprehended eight Somalis, detained them and put them into deportation proceedings. Some have been in this country since childhood and …

CALL TO ACTION: Tell Congress to Oppose Funding for Trump’s Wall, Deportation Force & Detention Centers

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CALL TO ACTION: Tell Congress to Oppose Funding for Trump’s Wall, Deportation Force & Detention Centers Background: President Trump has issued multiple executive orders that target immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and Muslims. Plans are being made to build a border wall and more detention centers, and our undocumented community members have been caught up in immigration raids, including a Methodist …