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 …

CWS Responds to Arguments in Case Challenging Executive Order Allowing State and Local Officials To Block Refugee Resettlement

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 8, 2020       CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org CWS Responds to Arguments in Case Challenging Executive Order Allowing State and Local Officials To Block Refugee Resettlement Greenbelt, MD –This morning the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland heard arguments in the case filed by CWS, HIAS and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services challenging the Trump Administration’s Executive …

CWS Demands CBP Provide Humane Treatment of Iranians and Iranian-Americans at the Border

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 6, 2020 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-795-9430   CWS Demands CBP Provide Humane Treatment of Iranians and Iranian-Americans at the Border   Washington, D.C. – In response to reports that more than 60 Iranians and Iranian-Americans were detained, had their passports confiscated, and questioned about their loyalty to the United States, CWS released the following statement: CWS …

CWS Mourns the Loss of Another Life in CBP Custody

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December 27, 2019 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-733-5151   CWS Calls on Congress to Hold the Administration Accountable for its Deadly Policies   Washington, D.C. – In response to reports of the tragic death of a 41-year-old Congolese woman in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody, Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO of Church World Service issued the following statement: …

Church World Service Praises Introduction of Refugee Protection Act

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 21, 2019 Contact: cplummer@cwsglobal.org   Church World Service Praises Introduction of Refugee Protection Act CWS urges all Members of Congress to cosponsor this legislation, protect refugees and asylum seekers.   Washington, D.C. – Church World Service today praised the introduction of the Refugee Protection Act of 2019, legislation that would restore U.S. leadership in refugee protection …

Inhumane Presidential Determination Banning Refugees is Signed

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 2, 2019 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   Inhumane Presidential Determination Banning Refugees is Signed Historic low admissions goal will dismantle the life-saving refugee program and America’s legacy of welcome New York City–Last night President Trump signed his discriminatory and cruel Fiscal Year 2020 refugee admissions goal that will cap admissions at 18,000 and limit arrivals based …

CWS Mourns Death of Man in ICE Custody, Condemns President’s Remarks

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CWS Mourns Death of Man in ICE Custody, Condemns President’s Remarks President Trump’s must stop his violent rhetoric toward immigrants    Washington, DC: — In response to reports that another person has died in ICE custody on the same day that the New York Times reported President Trump said migrants should be shot in the knees, Rev. John L. McCullough, …

Over 1,300 Faith Leaders and Community Sponsors Sign Letter Demanding Restoration of Refugee Program

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2019 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   Over 1,300 Faith Leaders and Community Sponsors Sign Letter Demanding Restoration of Refugee Program Dismantling refugee program infringes religious freedom of faith groups looking to welcome refugees Washington, DC- Church World Service today delivered a letter to the administration, Congress and state officials demanding restoration of the U.S. refugee resettlement program.  Over 1,300 …

REFUGEES BANNED; TRUMP PUTS OUT LADY LIBERTY’S TORCH

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2019 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   REFUGEES BANNED; TRUMP PUTS OUT LADY LIBERTY’S TORCH   Washington, D.C. — In response to reports that the Trump administration plans to set the Fiscal Year 2020 refugee admissions goal at 18,000, an unprecedented record-low that effectively dismantles the U.S. resettlement program, as well as today’s executive order that …