President Trump Recycles Disingenuous, Rejected Offers, Pits Communities Against Each Other

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 19, 2019 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   President Trump Recycles Disingenuous, Rejected Offers, Pits Communities Against Each Other CWS urges the President to stop holding Americans hostage to meet immoral campaign sound bites; and to responsibly reopen the government without militarizing border communities. Rev. John L. McCullough: “We don’t need anymore televised speeches, we need you …

On Christmas Day, CWS Mourns the Death of a Young Child Who Died in CBP Custody

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:December 25, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org| 202-733-5151   On Christmas Day, CWS Mourns the Death of a Young Child Who Died in CBP Custody   Child’s Death is a Direct Result of Administration’s Attack Against Immigrants and Asylum Seekers   Washington, D.C.– In response to reports of the tragic death of another young child from Guatemala in the custody of Customs …

Secretary Nielsen Announces Illegal Plan to Undermine Asylum Protections

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 20, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org   Secretary Nielsen Announces Illegal Plan to Undermine Asylum Protections    New policy will wrongfully require asylum seekers to remain in danger   WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Secretary Nielsen of the Department of Homeland Security announced the administration’s intent to circumvent legal protections under U.S. and international law by requiring asylum seekers to stay in Mexico …

CWS Holds Trump Administration Responsible for Tragic Death of Jackeline Caal

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 14, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-733-5151   CWS Holds Trump Administration Responsible for Tragic Death of Jackeline Caal CWS Calls on Congress to Hold the Administration Accountable for its Deadly Policies   Washington, D.C. – In response to reports of the tragic death of Jackelin Caal, a 7-year-old girl from Guatemala who died of exhaustion and …

“Tear-gassing children and families is tragic and inexcusable” Rev. John L. McCullough

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 26, 2018 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org   Washington, DC- In response to reports that U.S. agents fired tear gas at asylum seekers at our southern border yesterday, President and CEO of CWS, Rev. John L. McCullough issued the following statement: “Tear-gassing children and families is tragic and inexcusable. Once again this administration has harmed families for simply pursuing …

CWS Denounces Administration’s Asylum Ban

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 9, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org   CWS Denounces Administration’s Asylum Ban CWS demands the U.S. obey its own laws and meet international and moral obligations to welcome people seeking protection WASHINGTON, DC- In response to a new proclamation signed today by President Trump that illegally blocks people who cross between ports of entry from applying for asylum, …

715 FAITH LEADERS AND GROUPS DEFEND THE RIGHT TO ASYLUM, DENOUNCE INCARCERATION OF IMMIGRANT FAMILIES

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 5, 2018 Contact: Jennifer Amuzie – Interfaith Immigration Coalition | jamuzie@interfaithimmigration.org | 202-867-4567 715 FAITH LEADERS AND GROUPS DEFEND THE RIGHT TO ASYLUM, DENOUNCE INCARCERATION OF IMMIGRANT FAMILIES Washington, D.C.— In response to President Trump’s announcement that he intends to block access to asylum for all vulnerable families who cross between ports of entry and indefinitely …

Banning Asylum Seekers and Indefinitely Detaining Families is Heartless and Illegal

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CWS demands the U.S. obey its own laws and meet international and moral obligations to protect asylum-seeking families WASHINGTON, DC- This afternoon President Trump announced an asylum ban, barring any person who crosses between ports of entry from applying for asylum. He also announced that the administration will indefinitely imprison all immigrants, including vulnerable families fleeing violence and persecution, until …

Church World Service Condemns Trump’s Attempts to Revoke Constitutionally Protected Birthright Citizenship

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 30, 2018 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.733.5151   Church World Service Condemns Trump’s Attempts to Revoke Constitutionally Protected Birthright Citizenship Announcement is yet another example of the administration’s attempts to harm families   Washington, D.C. – Today, CWS strongly condemned President Trump’s plans to sign an executive order that would remove the right to citizenship for children …

CWS Mourns for Lives Lost at Tree of Life Synagogue

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org   CWS Mourns for Lives Lost at Tree of Life Synagogue   New York, NY- Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO of Church World Service, issued the following statement in response to today’s tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA: “My heart aches to think of the …