CWS Statement on Charlottesville

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CWS works daily to live out the gospel call to lift up people who have been marginalized by a system that perpetuates inequality. We have seen an excess in hateful rhetoric within our politics that has led to a rise in xenophobia and racism in this country as manifested this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. CWS condemns the evil of racism …

CWS Condemns Introduction of the Anti-Family, Anti-Refugee, Anti-Immigrant ‘Raise Act’

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 2, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org CWS Condemns Introduction of the Anti-Family, Anti-Refugee, Anti-Immigrant ‘Raise Act’ After Senators Cotton (R-AK) and Perdue (R-GA) introduced the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act with support from President Trump, Erol Kekic — Executive Director of the CWS Immigration and Refugee Program — issued the following statement: “We denounce …

CWS APPLAUDS BIPARTISAN INTRODUCTION OF DREAM ACT 2017 IN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 27, 2017 Contact: 202.733.5151 | media@cwsglobal.org   CWS APPLAUDS BIPARTISAN INTRODUCTION OF DREAM ACT 2017 IN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES   Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA-40) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL-27) joined their Senate colleagues in introducing The DREAM Act of 2017, a bipartisan bill to allow certain immigrant youth to earn lawful permanent residence and eventually apply for American …

CWS Applauds Introduction of the Dream Act

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20th, 2017 Contact: Myrna Orozco | 202.599.3585 | media@cwsglobal.org   CWS APPLAUDS INTRODUCTION OF THE DREAM ACT   Washington D.C. – Today, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the bipartisan Dream Act of 2017, which would offer a pathway to legal status for immigrant youth. This legislation comes after the Deferred Action for …

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: REFUGEES AND RESETTLEMENT EXPERTS AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS ON PARTIAL HALT OF TRAVEL BAN AND BROADENED DEFINITION OF ‘BONA FIDE RELATIONSHIP’

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 14, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.733.5151 MEDIA AVAILABILITY: REFUGEES AND RESETTLEMENT EXPERTS AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS ON PARTIAL HALT OF TRAVEL BAN AND BROADENED DEFINITION OF ‘BONA FIDE RELATIONSHIP’ Refugee cases assured to a resettlement agency are now exempt from travel ban; ‘bona fide relationships’ expanded to include more family members Church World Service, one of nine …

Religious Leaders Denounce Immigration Raids Targeting Sponsors of Children Seeking Safety

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Washington D.C. – Last week, the Trump administration began a new wave of immigration enforcement raids, targeting sponsors of unaccompanied children. The notion that the administration would go after the caregivers of children who have experienced so much trauma, not only in the countries they are fleeing, but here in the U.S., is a moral outrage. These individuals are parents, …

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: REFUGEES AND RESETTLEMENT EXPERTS AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS ON ADMINISTRATION’S EXCLUSION OF RESETTLEMENT AGENCIES AS BONA FIDE RELATIONSHIP FOR TRAVEL BAN

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 29, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.733.5151 MEDIA AVAILABILITY: REFUGEES AND RESETTLEMENT EXPERTS AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS ON ADMINISTRATION’S EXCLUSION OF RESETTLEMENT AGENCIES AS BONA FIDE RELATIONSHIP FOR TRAVEL BAN Please contact media@cwsglobal.org to arrange the interviews. Church World Service, one of nine refugee resettlement agencies in the United States, today strongly denounced the Trump administration’s interpretation that …

CWS Statement On Today’s Supreme Court Decision on President Trump’s Executive Order Against Refugees and Muslims

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 212-870-2188 CWS STATEMENT ON TODAY’S SUPREME COURT DECISION ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S EXECUTIVE ORDER AGAINST REFUGEES AND MUSLIMS “The SCOTUS decision today does not reflect our nation’s proud legacy of welcome, nor the strong support for refugees among the American people.” The court agreed to hear the case regarding President Trump’s refugee ban later this …

CWS Statement on World Refugee Day 2017

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 212-870-2188 Cws Statement On World Refugee Day 2017 NEW YORK—Marking World Refugee Day this June 20, CWS President and CEO Rev. John L. McCullough issued the following statement: “This World Refugee Day and every day, we commemorate the strength and resilience of the millions of displaced persons all over the world …

World Refugee Day Rally in front of White House – Refugees, Advocates, and Faith Leaders Call for Refugee Protections

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT: Wardah Khalid | media@cwsglobal.org | 202.733.5151 World Refugee Day Rally in front of White House Refugees, Advocates, and Faith Leaders Call for Refugee Protections June 20th, 5 PM at Lafayette Park Action led by Church World Service and HIAS expected to draw hundreds in celebration of refugees’ contributions to the U.S. Washington—This …