CWS Responds with Outrage to Reports that Administration Officials have Proposed Ending Refugee Resettlement

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2019 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.733.5151   CWS Responds with Outrage to Reports that Administration Officials have Proposed Ending Refugee Resettlement News Signals Intent to Ban All Refugees from the United States   Washington, D.C. – Church World Service expressed outrage over news reported in Politico Pro indicating that some Trump administration officials have proposed that …

CWS Condemns Administration’s Dangerous Asylum Ban

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 15, 2019 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   CWS Condemns Administration’s Dangerous Asylum Ban Faith community demands termination of asylum ban, restoration of U.S. protection, compassion, and welcome.   In response to the anticipated new interim final rule that bans those who seek safety at the U.S. border from asylum protections if they travel through another country …

Sanctuary Movement Leaders Condemn Outrageous ICE Fines

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For Immediate Release: July 2, 2019 Media Contact: The Rev. Noel Andersen| 510-334-0431 | media@cwsglobal.org   Sanctuary Movement Leaders Condemn Outrageous ICE Fines ICE Sends Letters Levying Fines of up to $500,000 to Immigrants Claiming Sanctuary Washington D.C. – Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently sent letters to at least 10 immigrants’ rights leaders claiming Sanctuary to pay fines totaling …

With Deep Sorrow, CWS Holds Administration Responsible for the Drowning of a Toddler and Her Father

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For Immediate Release: June 26, 2019 Contact: Bilal Askaryar; media@cwsglobal.org; 202-750-0960   With Deep Sorrow, CWS Holds Administration Responsible for the Drowning of a Toddler and Her Father   Washington D.C. – Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO of CWS, a faith-based humanitarian organization representing 30 million Christians across the United States through  37 protestant, Anglican, and Orthodox communions, …

CWS Warns “Family Op” ICE Raids Will Harm and Separate Families

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For Immediate Release: June 22, 2019 Contact: Bilal Askaryar; media@cwsglobal.org; 202-750-0960   CWS Warns “Family Op” ICE Raids Will Harm and Separate Families Faith communities are ready to bear witness to the immoral raids and demand Congress hold administration accountable to end family separation   Washington D.C. – In response to reports that the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and …

On World Refugee Day, CWS Calls on Congress to Honor Our History of Welcome

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2019        CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.733.5151 On World Refugee Day, CWS Calls on Congress to Honor Our History of Welcome Refugee admissions have fallen by 75% over the last two years. We must do better. Washington, D.C. – Today, communities across the U.S. are celebrating World Refugee Day,  which honors refugees and the numerous contributions they have …

CWS Celebrates House Passage of American Dream and Promise Act

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For Immediate Release: June 4, 2019 Contact: Bilal Askaryar; media@cwsglobal.org; 202-750-0960   CWS Celebrates House Passage of American Dream and Promise Act Senate urged to swiftly pass legislation to provide a pathway to citizenship and permanently protect our immigrant neighbors. Washington D.C. – In response to the House of Representatives historic passage of American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6) …

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 …