CWS Mourns Toddler’s Death, Denounces Administration’s Immoral Policies that Harm Asylum Seekers

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16th, 2019 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   CWS Mourns Toddler’s Death, Denounces Administration’s Immoral Policies that Harm Asylum Seekers Multiple deaths in six months demonstrate a pattern of cruelty and inhumane treatment   Washington, D.C.  –  In response to reports that a child died in El Paso after seeking protection in the United States with his …

CWS Mourns Child’s Death in Federal Custody, Calls for Full Investigation of Southwest Key Facility

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1st, 2019     CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org |   CWS Mourns Child’s Death in Federal Custody, Calls for Full Investigation of Southwest Key Facility Congress must hold the administration accountable for deaths under its watch and reject policies that separate families, detain children, and deny asylum seekers protection Washington, D.C.  –  In response to reports that a child has …

CWS Denounces Trump’s Plan to Dismantle Asylum Protections for Families Seeking Safety

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 30th, 2019  CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-795-9430   CWS Denounces Trump’s Plan to Dismantle Asylum Protections for Families Seeking Safety Decimating access to protection, charging a fee for asylum protection, and restricting asylum seekers’ ability to provide for their families is heartless and un-American   Washington, D.C.  –  In an April 29th memorandum, President Trump ordered the …

Trump Administration’s Decision to Expand Detention of Asylum Seekers is Indefensible

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 17, 2019 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.733.5151   Trump Administration’s Decision to Expand Detention of Asylum Seekers is Indefensible Decision is yet another example of the administration’s efforts to undermine protection of asylum seekers from violence and persecution. Washington, D.C. – CWS strongly condemns Attorney General Barr’s decision in Matter of M-S which further victimizes individuals and …

Over 300 Religious Leaders, Organizations Call for Passage of NO BAN Act

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For Immediate Release: April 10, 2019 Press Contact: Lynn Tramonte, latramonte@gmail.com / 202-255-0551   Over 300 Religious Leaders, Organizations Call for Passage of NO BAN Act “We are called by our sacred texts and faith principles to love our neighbor” Link: http://bit.ly/300NoBan   Washington, DC – As the NO BAN Act is introduced in Congress today by Senator Christopher Coons …

Faith Groups and Activists Pressure Congress to ask Administration Where Are the Refugees

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 2, 2019 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.733.5151 Faith Groups and Activists Pressure Congress to ask Administration Where Are the Refugees Refugee admissions lag far behind where they should be, leaving thousands of lives in danger Browse videos and pictures from today’s rally here   Washington, D.C. – Earlier today, representatives from faith-based groups such as Church World …

CWS Denounces Trump Administration’s Unwillingness to Meet Its Refugee Resettlement Goal

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2019 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.733.5151   CWS Denounces Trump Administration’s Unwillingness to Meet Its Refugee Resettlement Goal Halfway through the fiscal year, refugee admissions lag far behind where they should be Washington, D.C. – Church World Service today denounced the administration for failing to keep pace with its own fiscal year 2019 refugee admissions goal. …

CWS Richmond Office to Close in September 2019

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2019 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org CWS Richmond Office to Close in September 2019 CWS will continue to advocate with refugees and immigrants in Virginia to rebuild the U.S. refugee resettlement program Richmond, VA—Church World Service today announced that its refugee resettlement office in Richmond, Virginia will be closing at the end of September at the close of the government …

CWS Applauds Senate Introduction of the Dream Act and the Secure Act of 2019

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For Immediate Release: March 26, 2019 Contact: Bilal Askaryar; media@cwsglobal.org; 202-750-0960   CWS Applauds Senate Introduction of the Dream Act and the Secure Act of 2019 Together, this legislation would provide a pathway to citizenship and permanently protect our immigrant neighbors from family separation and deportation.   Washington D.C. – In response to Senators Durbin and Graham introducing the Dream …

CWS Welcomes Introduction of Dream and Promise Act

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For Immediate Release: March 12, 2019 Contact:  media@cwsglobal.org   CWS Welcomes Introduction of Dream and Promise Act: Legislation Offers Pathway to Citizenship for Dreamers, TPS Holders, and DED Recipients   Washington D.C. – In response to Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard’s (CA-40) introduction of the Dream and Promise Act of 2019, the Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO of CWS, issued …