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 …

CWS Statement on 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling Against President Trump’s Rewritten Refugee Ban

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 12, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.733.5151 CWS STATEMENT ON 9TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS RULING AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP’S REWRITTEN REFUGEE BAN   “The courts have spoken yet again in favor of justice and humanity. As CWS has maintained since January, President Trump’s ill-advised travel ban should never have been put into place at all. Americans across the …

Faith Leaders, Advocates, Respond to Secretary Kelly’s Trip to Haiti

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.733.5151 Urge DHS Secretary Kelly to adopt long-term strategy to demonstrate compassion for Haitians in the United States. LISTEN to a recording of today’s call here. WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, advocates responded to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly’s recent trip to Haiti and the ungenerous six-month extension of …

CWS Opposes President Trump’s Budget Request that would Gut Life-Saving Humanitarian Assistance, Balloon Irresponsible Deportation Force

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The humanitarian agency urges Congress to protect funds for the vulnerable and restore U.S. leadership Washington, D.C. – CWS condemned President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget request, released today, which attempts to significantly reduce funding for international poverty-focused assistance and refugee resettlement, while expanding a deportation force that separates families and destroys communities. “This is a devastating blow for the …

Faith Organizations Express Disappointment that TPS for Haitians Extended for Only Six Months

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     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2017 CONTACT FOR CWS: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.733.5151 CONTACT FOR CLINIC: pzapor@cliniclegal.org | 301.565.4830 FAITH ORGANIZATIONS EXPRESS DISAPPOINTMENT THAT TPS FOR HAITIANS EXTENDED FOR ONLY SIX MONTHS Religious groups urge DHS Secretary Kelly to continue offering protections for Haiti beyond January 2018 Washington, D.C. – Religious organizations expressed disappointment that Department of Homeland Security …

200 Texas Religious Leaders Condemn Anti-Immigrant Legislation SB4

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.733.5151 200 TEXAS RELIGIOUS LEADERS CONDEMN ANTI-IMMIGRANT LEGISLATION Faith leaders condemn signing of SB4, a law that will increase discrimination and reduce community safety Austin, TX – Today, 200 Texas religious leaders sent a letter to Governor Abbott, condemning signing into law SB4, notably the harshest anti-immigrant bill to be passed …

CWS Applauds Bipartisan Congressional Letter in Support of Refugee Resettlement

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CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.733.5151 Letter led by Senators Shaheen (D-NH) and Lankford (R-OK) affirms importance of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program and seeks clarity on executive order from Secretaries Tillerson and Kelly Washington, D.C. – Church World Service today commended Senators Shaheen (D-NH) and Lankford (R-OK) for leading a bipartisan letter in support of the refugee resettlement program. The letter …

More than 400 Faith Leaders and Organizations Nationwide Urge Support for Haitians at Risk for Deportation

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 2, 2017    CONTACT FOR CWS: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.733.5151 CONTACT FOR CLINIC: pzapor@cliniclegal.org | 310.537.6512   MORE THAN 400 FAITH LEADERS AND ORGANIZATIONS NATIONWIDE URGE SUPPORT FOR HAITIANS AT RISK FOR DEPORTATION Call on DHS Secretary Kelly to extend Temporary Protected Status for Haiti for another 18 months WASHINGTON, D.C. – CWS and Catholic Legal Immigration …