Judge Kelly’s Decision to Strike Down Trump’s Second Asylum Ban Will Save Lives

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 1, 2020 CONTACT: Bilal Askaryar | baskaryar@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   Judge Kelly’s Decision to Strike Down Trump’s Second Asylum Ban Will Save Lives Faith groups welcome today’s decision to reverse arbitrary third-country transit ban     Washington, DC: CWS welcomes today’s decision by Judge Timothy Kelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia …

CWS MARKS WORLD REFUGEE DAY AND 40 YEARS OF 1980 REFUGEE ACT

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2020 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org   CWS MARKS WORLD REFUGEE DAY AND 40 YEARS OF 1980 REFUGEE ACT “While we honor refugees on this day, we must also pledge our support for racial justice and anti-racism in word and deed.”   New York, New York — On the occasion of World Refugee Day, a global holiday celebrating …

CWS Welcomes SCOTUS Decision on DACA

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2020 CONTACT: Bilal Askaryar | baskaryar@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   CWS Welcomes SCOTUS Decision on DACA Congress must act to give immigrant youth permanent pathways to citizenship   Washington, D.C.: In response to today’s Supreme Court ruling overturning the administration’s cruel termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Rev. John L. McCullough, President …

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 …