Trump Administration’s Executive Orders Against Refugees Compel CWS to Lay Off 547 Employees, Jeopardizing U.S.’ Capacity to Offer Life-Saving Services

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U.S. humanitarian response undercut while more than 65 million people are displaced from their homes because of war, violence and persecution NEW YORK—The Trump administration’s executive orders against refugees have led CWS—a global humanitarian organization and one of nine refugee resettlement agencies in the United States—to reduce its staff by 547 members, undermining the infrastructure of the long-established U.S. resettlement …

CWS Statement on Halt of Rewritten Refugee Ban

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 15, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 718-300-1597 After the Hawaii Federal District court issued a restraining order on the Trump administration’s executive order banning refugees and Muslims, CWS issued the following statement: “The courts have spoken yet again, affirming the will of the American people who stand with immigrants and refugees. Today’s ruling is another assertion that …

CWS and NCC Urge President Trump and Congress to Stop the Implementation of the Executive Order Against Refugees and Muslims

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 15, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 212-870-2188 CWS AND NCC URGE PRESIDENT TRUMP AND CONGRESS TO STOP THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EXECUTIVE ORDER AGAINST REFUGEES AND MUSLIMS Executive order against refugees and Muslims set to go into effect tomorrow Read CWS and NCC’s letter to President Trump here and to Congress here NEW YORK—Church World Service and …

CWS Condemns Rewritten Executive Order Against Refugees and Muslims

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CWS CONDEMNS REWRITTEN EXECUTIVE ORDER AGAINST REFUGEES AND MUSLIMS This version has the same impact as the initial executive order and must be stopped Stand with refugees—act and donate now: GreaterAs1.org After the Trump administration signed a new executive order today against refugees and Muslims, CWS’s President and CEO, Rev. John McCullough, issued the following statement: “CWS strongly decries this …

Churches Representing 30 Million Americans Unite to Launch National Refugee Campaign Combatting President Trump’s Anti-Migrant Policies

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Learn more and join our movement at GreaterAs1.org, our global homebase for refugee solidarity Contribute toward our campaign to help continue welcoming refugees in the United States today FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 212-870-2188 NEW YORK — Church World Service and the National Council of Churches today unveiled a national grassroots initiative in support of refugees, …

Faith Leaders and Advocates to ICE: Respect Places of Worship and Stop the Raids Now

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See and share the video and photos from the event HERE, using the hashtags #NoBanNoWallNoRaids, #SanctuaryRising and #GreaterAs1   FAIRFAX, VA – At a press conference and prayer vigil outside of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) field office in Virginia earlier today, faith leaders and advocates denounced a recent ICE raid outside of a church – calling on ICE …

Church World Service Heartened by 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Decision to Maintain Temporary Halt on Refugee Ban

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 9, 2017 CONTACT: Wardah Khalid | 713-587-6342 | media@cwsglobal.org CWS is heartened by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision to maintain the temporary halt of the misguided and detrimental refugee ban. To refugees desperately seeking safety, every single day makes a difference. This continued stay will enable us to save that many more lives during this injunction period …

CWS Applauds Court Decisions Halting Refugee Ban, Will Welcome Its First Refugee Family to Arrive in the U.S. Since the Ban This Evening

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After Judge James L. Robart’s ruling on Friday restraining the enforcement of President Trump’s executive order that suspended refugee resettlement and banned certain nationalities from entering the United States, CWS commended these court decisions and announced that beginning today, CWS will resume welcoming refugees to the U.S.–including those barred from entry last week:  “We celebrate these court orders, and will continue to …

Emergency Appeal: US Refugee Resettlement

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February 1, 2017 Appeal code: 628-E Appeal amount: $1 million Situation On Friday January 27, U.S. President Trump signed an Executive Order suspending the admission of all refugees to the U.S. for 120 days; suspending resettlement of all Syrian refugees indefinitely; reducing the overall number of refugees to be admitted to the U.S. in FY 2017 from 110,000 to 50,000; …

2,000 Religious Leaders Send Letter to President Trump Opposing Anticipated Refugee Announcement

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, January 27, 2017 Contact: Wardah Khalid | media@cwsglobal.org | 713.587.6342 2,000 Religious Leaders Send Letter to President Trump Opposing Anticipated Refugee Announcement Washington, D.C. – More than 2,000 religious leaders from across the country signed a letter to President Donald Trump in support of refugee resettlement in the United States and in opposition to any policy change …