Inhumane Presidential Determination Banning Refugees is Signed

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 2, 2019 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   Inhumane Presidential Determination Banning Refugees is Signed Historic low admissions goal will dismantle the life-saving refugee program and America’s legacy of welcome New York City–Last night President Trump signed his discriminatory and cruel Fiscal Year 2020 refugee admissions goal that will cap admissions at 18,000 and limit arrivals based …

CWS Mourns Death of Man in ICE Custody, Condemns President’s Remarks

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CWS Mourns Death of Man in ICE Custody, Condemns President’s Remarks President Trump’s must stop his violent rhetoric toward immigrants    Washington, DC: — In response to reports that another person has died in ICE custody on the same day that the New York Times reported President Trump said migrants should be shot in the knees, Rev. John L. McCullough, …

Over 1,300 Faith Leaders and Community Sponsors Sign Letter Demanding Restoration of Refugee Program

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2019 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   Over 1,300 Faith Leaders and Community Sponsors Sign Letter Demanding Restoration of Refugee Program Dismantling refugee program infringes religious freedom of faith groups looking to welcome refugees Washington, DC- Church World Service today delivered a letter to the administration, Congress and state officials demanding restoration of the U.S. refugee resettlement program.  Over 1,300 …

REFUGEES BANNED; TRUMP PUTS OUT LADY LIBERTY’S TORCH

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2019 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   REFUGEES BANNED; TRUMP PUTS OUT LADY LIBERTY’S TORCH   Washington, D.C. — In response to reports that the Trump administration plans to set the Fiscal Year 2020 refugee admissions goal at 18,000, an unprecedented record-low that effectively dismantles the U.S. resettlement program, as well as today’s executive order that …

EL SALVADOR AGREEMENT IS LETHAL AND ABSURD

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2019 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   EL SALVADOR AGREEMENT IS LETHAL AND ABSURD The administration’s new agreement is a farce and threatens the system of international protection   Washington, DC- In response to reports that the administration will sign a deal with El Salvador to force asylum seekers from other countries to remain in El …

Supreme Court’s Decision to Allow Implementation of Asylum Ban Will Threaten Lives

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 11, 2019 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   Supreme Court’s Decision to Allow Implementation of Asylum Ban Will Threaten Lives Faith community demands restoration of asylum protections for the vulnerable at our doorstep In response to reports that the Supreme Court will allow the Trump administration to implement its asylum ban while litigation continues, Church World Service …

CWS Responds to New York Times Report on Administration’s Plan to Dismantle Refugee Resettlement Program

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 6, 2019 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.750.0960   CWS Responds to New York Times Report on Administration’s Plan to Dismantle Refugee Resettlement Program Stephen Miller is bent on single-handedly changing the character of our nation   Washington, D.C. – In response to the New York Times report today that administration officials have again proposed drastically reducing and …

More than 500 Religious Leaders and Faith-Based Organizations Demand Restoration of the U.S. Refugee Program

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 23, 2019         CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org More than 500 Religious Leaders and Faith-Based Organizations Demand Restoration of the U.S. Refugee Program Washington, D.C. – Today, CWS joined 403 religious leaders and 108 faith-based organizations from across the United States and faith traditions to send a letter to the Trump administration demanding a restoration of the life-saving and bipartisan refugee resettlement program to historic norms. …

CWS Outraged by Trump Administration Proposal to Allow State and Local Governments to Discriminate Against Refugees and Halt Refugee Resettlement

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 22, 2019 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   CWS Outraged by Trump Administration Proposal to Allow State and Local Governments to Discriminate Against Refugees and Halt Refugee Resettlement Reports illustrate further attempts to ban refugees from U.S. communities   Washington, D.C. – Today, reports surfaced that the Trump administration is weighing a new discriminatory proposal that would …

Administration’s Flores Rule is Illegal and Unjustifiably Cruel

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 21, 2019 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   Administration’s Flores Rule is Illegal and Unjustifiably Cruel Congress must act to end child and family incarceration, protect children from further irreparable harm    Washington, D.C. – CWS today strongly condemned the Trump administration’s final Flores rule that will dismantle child protections and harm immigrant families – even as …