CWS Statement on Hawaii’s Blocking of the Travel Ban

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 17, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org After a federal judge in Hawaii blocked the latest version of President Trump’s travel ban, CWS President and CEO Reverend John L. McCullough issued the following statement: “No legal or linguistic maneuvers by the Trump administration can disguise the travel ban’s discriminatory intent. Each rendition of this ban fuels President Trump’s anti-immigrant …

CWS Decries Trump Administration’s Continued Anti-Refugee Agenda After Scotus’ Dismissal of Travel Ban Case Yesterday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 11, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org After the Supreme Court yesterday dismissed the travel ban case, Erol Kekic, Executive Director of the CWS Immigration and Refugee Program, issued the following statement: “The suggestion that this case is now moot is simply preposterous—and certainly not how any of the 66 million people displaced from their homes would characterize it. The refugee …

CWS Denounces Trump Admin’s Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Family Principles

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 9, 2017         CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org   CWS DENOUNCES TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S ANTI-IMMIGRANT, ANTI-FAMILY PRINCIPLES CWS urges Congress to reject the administration’s immoral agenda and instead pass a clean Dream Act   Washington, D.C. — Last night, the White House released an immoral anti-immigrant, anti-family agenda that would hold dreamers – undocumented youth – hostage to the whims …

Religious Leaders Condemn Trump’s Un-American And Immoral Decision To Slash Refugee Numbers

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, September 29th, 2017 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org   RELIGIOUS LEADERS CONDEMN TRUMP’S UN-AMERICAN AND IMMORAL  DECISION TO SLASH REFUGEE NUMBERS   Washington D.C. – Yesterday, the Trump administration announced it will dramatically lower the number of refugees admitted to the United States in Fiscal Year 2018 to 45,000 – the lowest level in U.S. history by 22,000. By …

CWS Condemns the Trump Administration for Slashing Refugee Admissions for the Next Fiscal Year

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CWS CONDEMNS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOR SLASHING REFUGEE ADMISSIONS FOR THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR  New refugee admissions cap is the lowest in US history   CWS urges the public to contact their elected officials and tell them to support robust refugee resettlement    After the Trump administration announced Wednesday it will dramatically lower the number of refugees admitted in the …

Congresswoman Schakowsky, Faith Leaders, and Refugees Urge Congress to Stop Trump from Shutting the Door on Refugees

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CONGRESSWOMAN SCHAKOWSKY,  FAITH LEADERS, AND REFUGEES URGE CONGRESS TO STOP TRUMP FROM SHUTTING THE DOOR ON REFUGEES On morning of the Trump administration’s consultation with Congress regarding refugee resettlement, leaders urge President Trump to set a goal of 75,000 for refugee admissions Link to photos and video: Watch the video Browse photos from the event   Washington, D.C. – Church …

CWS Denounces Trump Administration’s Insufficient 45,000 Refugee Admissions Cap

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-733-5151 CWS DENOUNCES TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S INSUFFICIENT 45,000 REFUGEE ADMISSIONS CAP Nothing less than a 75,000 refugee admissions target is remotely adequate After media reports that the Trump administration has decided to move forward with a refugee admissions goal of just 45,000 for the next fiscal year, Erol Kekic, the Executive Director of the CWS …

Church World Service Applauds Bipartisan Congressional Letter in Support of Refugee Resettlement

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.733.5151 CHURCH WORLD SERVICE APPLAUDS BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL LETTER IN SUPPORT OF REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT Letter signed by 34 senators affirms importance of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program and urges President Trump to set a robust  goal for refugee admissions Washington, D.C. – Church World Service (CWS) today commended Senators Shaheen (D-NH), Murkowski (R-AK), …

As Republican Senators Introduce “Succeed Act,” CWS Reaffirms Support for the Bipartisan, Bicameral Dream Act Of 2017

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org As Republican Senators Introduce “Succeed Act,” CWS Reaffirms Support for the Bipartisan, Bicameral Dream Act Of 2017 CWS urges Congress to pass The Dream Act as soon as possible Washington, D.C. – Today, Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and James Lankford (R-OK) introduced the “Solution for Undocumented Children through Careers, Employment, Education, and …

CWS Decries Trump Administration’s Expanded Muslim Ban

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-733-5151 CWS Decries Trump Administration’s Expanded Muslim Ban Washington, D.C. – CWS today condemned the Trump administration’s continued attempt to marginalize Muslim communities through executive orders banning individuals from Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. On the same evening the prior Muslim ban was set to expire, Trump issued a …