Extension of TPS Without Redesignation Sends Newly Arrived Somalis Back to Al-Shabab

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 19, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org   Extension of TPS Without Redesignation Sends Newly Arrived Somalis Back to Al-Shabab Secretary Nielsen Fails to Protect Vulnerable TPS Holders Yet Again   Washington, D.C. – Church World Service joins Somali TPS holders and their families in welcoming the 18-month extension for the 250 beneficiaries of this designation, but we are …

“Congress must reject family incarceration” Say More than 600 Religious Leaders and Faith Organizations

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 19, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org   “Congress must reject family incarceration” Say More than 600 Religious Leaders and Faith Organizations Faith leaders and groups urge Congress to stop fueling immoral immigration detention and deportations, protect family unity, and support community wholeness   Washington, D.C. – CWS joined 500 religious leaders and 111 faith-based organizations in a letter …

CWS APPLAUDS BIPARTISAN LETTER TO DHS AND STATE REGARDING REFUGEE ADMISSIONS

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View the letter here. Washington, D.C. – Church World Service today applauded 63 members of Congress on both sides of the aisle who called on  the administration to increase the pace of refugee arrivals and expressed strong support for the U.S. refugee resettlement program. The call came in a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Secretary …

Sending Yemenis back to horrific conditions is “heartless” says CEO of Church World Service

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 5, 2018 CONTACT: Bilal Askaryar | baskaryar@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960     Sending Yemenis back to horrific conditions is “heartless” says CEO of Church World Service   DHS’ decision comes as the country faces the world’s worst humanitarian crisis   In response to the announcement that the Department of Homeland Security will extend for 18 months Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for …

CWS Lauds Federal Judge’s Order to Reunite Families Ripped Apart by Cruel Practice of Family Separation

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27, 2018 CONTACT: Bilal Askaryar | baskaryar@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   CWS LAUDS FEDERAL JUDGE’S ORDER TO REUNITE FAMILIES RIPPED APART BY CRUEL PRACTICE OF FAMILY SEPARATION More than 2,300 immigrant children are still separated from their families Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, US District Court Judge Dana Sabraw issued a nationwide injunction, ordering the federal government to …

Supreme Court Upholds Discriminatory Muslim Ban

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For Immediate Release: June 26, 2018 Media Contact: Wardah Khalid, wkhalid@cwsglobal.org Supreme Court Upholds Discriminatory Muslim Ban Washington, D.C.–In response to the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in Trump v. Hawaii today upholding President Trump’s immoral and discriminatory ban on travel from several Muslim-majority countries, Church World Service President and CEO John McCullough issued the following statement: “The Court’s decision today …

Over 650 interfaith voices call on the administration to protect TPS holders from ongoing war and humanitarian crisis in Yemen

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For Immediate Release: June 21, 2018   Contacts:         Bilal Askaryar; baskaryar@cwsglobal.org; 202-750-0960 Patricia Zapor; pzapor@cliniclegal.org; 301-565-4830   Over 650 interfaith voices call on the administration to protect TPS holders from ongoing war and humanitarian crisis in Yemen Terminating TPS for Yemen Would Send People Directly to the ‘World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis’   Washington, DC — On June 20, Church …

Trump Executive Order Fails to End Persecution of Immigrant and Refugee Families

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2018 CONTACT: Mary Elizabeth Margolis | memargolis@cwsglobal.org | 212-870-3361   Trump Executive Order Fails to End Persecution of Immigrant and Refugee Families CWS urges the administration to terminate immoral policies that harm families   Washington, D.C.— Church World Service today condemned President Trump’s executive order to mandate that immigrant families be held in family detention. Instead of terminating the …

Church World Service Condemns Trump Administration’s Drop of Asylum Protections for Domestic Violence Victims

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2018 CONTACT: Wardah Khalid | media@cwsglobal.org | 240.621.2841   Church World Service Condemns Trump Administration’s Drop of Asylum Protections for Domestic Violence Victims Gang violence victims would also be excluded in appalling ruling   Washington, D.C. – Church World Service decried Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement today that the U.S. would no longer extend asylum protection for …

2018 Mother’s Day Press Release

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Contacts: Bilal Askaryar | 202-750-0960 | media@cwsglobal.org Michelle Boykins | 202-296-2300, ext. 0144 | mboykins@advancingjustice-aajc.org REPRESENTATIVES MENG AND JAYAPAL JOIN CALL WITH IMMIGRANT & REFUGEE MOMS IMPACTED BY U.S. IMMIGRATION POLICIES SEPARATING FAMILIES Urge Congress to Stop The Administration’s Attacks on Women and Children Ahead of Mother’s Day Washington, D.C. – Representatives Grace …