Pandemic Should not Impede Resettlement of Refugees in Danger by UNHCR, IOM

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Washington, D.C. — In response to the announcement from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) that have temporarily suspended  travel for refugee resettlement due to the COVID-19 global health crisis, Rev. John L. McCullough, president and CEO of Church World Service, issued the following statement: “The threat of COVID-19 is impacting the lives of …

CWS Condemns Administration’s Plan to Deny All Asylum Seekers

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2020 CONTACT: Bilal Askaryar | baskaryar@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   CWS Condemns Administration’s Plan to Deny All Asylum Seekers Closing the border is about nativist policy goals, not public health   Washington, D.C.: Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO of Church World Service released the following statement in response to reports that the administration seeks …

CWS Hails 40th Anniversary of 1980 Refugee Act, Calls for Restoration of Lifesaving Resettlement Program and Asylum System

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During the worst refugee crisis in history, the United States has a moral imperative to revive its legacy of welcome Washington, D.C.: Church World Service today celebrates the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Refugee Act of 1980, powerful legislation that established the U.S. refugee resettlement program and firmly placed into law the United States’ role as a compassionate …

Congolese Refugee Admissions Decrease Under Administration’s Discriminatory Policies

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Washington, D.C.– Church World Service today expressed grave concern over the decrease in admissions of Congolese refugees through the United States Refugee Admission Program (USRAP). For the first time since Fiscal Year 2016, the group no longer makes up the largest caseload being admitted through the vital humanitarian program. Ukrainian refugees now take the top spot, a direct result of …

CWS WELCOMES PRIORITIZATION OF AFKAB HUSSEIN’S REUNIFICATION WITH HIS FAMILY THANKS TO LAWSUIT

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 11, 2020 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   CWS WELCOMES PRIORITIZATION OF AFKAB HUSSEIN’S REUNIFICATION WITH HIS FAMILY THANKS TO LAWSUIT  President Trump’s refugee ban separated Afkab from his wife and young son for over four years  Washington, D.C. – In response to news that under a historic settlement in the Jewish Family Service v. Trump lawsuit, …

Expanded Muslim Ban is Discriminatory and Morally Reprehensible

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2020    CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org Expanded Muslim Ban is Discriminatory and Morally Reprehensible Congress must pass the No Ban Act and end to the administration’s harmful Muslim, Refugee, and Asylum Bans Washington, D.C. — Church World Service today condemned the Trump administration’s expansion of its cruel and unnecessary Muslim ban. The expanded ban will now suspend …

On Anniversary of Muslim Ban and Asylum Ban, CWS Applauds Senate Resolution Calling for an End to Administration’s Muslim, Refugee and Asylum Bans

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2020 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   On Anniversary of Muslim Ban and Asylum Ban, CWS Applauds Senate Resolution Calling for an End to Administration’s Muslim, Refugee and Asylum Bans  Resolution Calls for Congress to Defund Remain in Mexico Policy & Restore Refugee Resettlement Washington, DC —  Rev. John L. McCullough, CEO and President of Church …

Supreme Court Decision to Uphold “Public Charge” Rule Will Have Chilling Effect on Families

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 27, 2020 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   Supreme Court Decision to Uphold “Public Charge” Rule Will Have Chilling Effect on Families Published Final Rule will Keep Families Separated and Afraid to Access Life-Saving Services Washington, D.C. – Church World Service today condemned the decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the Trump Administration’s cruel “public charge” …

Judge Grants CWS Petition Blocking Executive Order Giving Veto Power to State and Local Officials in Refugee Resettlement

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 15, 2020       CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org JUDGE BLOCKS EXECUTIVE ORDER GIVING VETO POWER TO STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS IN REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT Three faith-based resettlement agencies brought the challenge against the unprecedented order (Greenbelt, MD) – Today, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction in the lawsuit HIAS v. Trump, blocking an executive order that for the first time in …

CWS Condemns Governor Abbott’s Cruel and Immoral Decision to End Resettlement in Texas, Devastating Refugees Waiting for Family Reunification

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 10, 2020 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   CWS Condemns Governor Abbott’s Cruel and Immoral Decision to End Resettlement in Texas, Devastating Refugees Waiting for Family Reunification Governor Abbott should immediately reverse decision, continue state tradition to welcome refugees   Washington, DC –In response to the announcement from Governor Greg Abbott that Texas will block refugees from …