Faith Leaders Voice Staunch Support for Asylum Seekers, Urge President to Uphold Protections for Vulnerable Families and Individuals

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 30, 2018 Press Contact: jamuzie@interfaithimmigration.org       Faith Leaders Voice Staunch Support for Asylum Seekers, Urge President to Uphold Protections for Vulnerable Families and Individuals   Washington, D.C. – President Trump is expected to announce later today an executive order to turn away families fleeing violence in Central America and block access to asylum, as …

CWS Public Comment Opposing “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” (DHS Docket No. USCIS-2010-0012) to Expand Definition of “Public Charge”

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CWS Public Comment Opposing “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” (DHS Docket No. USCIS-2010-0012) to Expand Definition of “Public Charge”   As a 72-year old humanitarian organization representing 37 Protestant, Anglican and Orthodox communions, Church World Service (CWS) stands firmly opposed to this rule. Current law established by Congress already bars immigrants from accessing most benefits and who may become a …

CWS Strongly Opposes Border Security and Immigration Reform Act

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As a 72-year old humanitarian organization representing 37 Protestant, Anglican, and Orthodox communions and 22 refugee resettlement offices across the country, Church World Service (CWS) urges all Members of Congress to oppose the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act (H.R.___). Congress should instead support H.R.3440, the Dream Act of 2017, or another bipartisan legislative solution that offers a pathway to …

Refugee Victories on Election Night Show Why Civic Engagement Matters!

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Last night, two former refugees: Wilmot Collins – originally from Liberia – and Kathy Tran – originally from Vietnam – both came home winners.   Wilmot, a delegate for the state of Montana with the Refugee Congress and child protection specialist with the Montana Department of Health and Human Services, was elected Mayor of Helena, the capital of Montana. “I …