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 …

CWS Statement Following U.S. Airstrikes in Syria

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 718-300-1597 CWS STATEMENT FOLLOWING U.S. AIRSTRIKES IN SYRIA Following the first direct U.S. airstrikes against the Assad regime in Syria, Church World Service issued this statement: “CWS is devastated by the chemical attacks and heartbreaking deaths of innocent children and adults in Syria. These horrors and the subsequent U.S. military action in Syria highlight the …

Trump Administration’s Executive Orders Against Refugees Compel CWS to Lay Off 547 Employees, Jeopardizing U.S.’ Capacity to Offer Life-Saving Services

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U.S. humanitarian response undercut while more than 65 million people are displaced from their homes because of war, violence and persecution NEW YORK—The Trump administration’s executive orders against refugees have led CWS—a global humanitarian organization and one of nine refugee resettlement agencies in the United States—to reduce its staff by 547 members, undermining the infrastructure of the long-established U.S. resettlement …

CWS Statement on Halt of Rewritten Refugee Ban

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 15, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 718-300-1597 After the Hawaii Federal District court issued a restraining order on the Trump administration’s executive order banning refugees and Muslims, CWS issued the following statement: “The courts have spoken yet again, affirming the will of the American people who stand with immigrants and refugees. Today’s ruling is another assertion that …

CWS and NCC Urge President Trump and Congress to Stop the Implementation of the Executive Order Against Refugees and Muslims

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 15, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 212-870-2188 CWS AND NCC URGE PRESIDENT TRUMP AND CONGRESS TO STOP THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EXECUTIVE ORDER AGAINST REFUGEES AND MUSLIMS Executive order against refugees and Muslims set to go into effect tomorrow Read CWS and NCC’s letter to President Trump here and to Congress here NEW YORK—Church World Service and …

CWS Condemns Rewritten Executive Order Against Refugees and Muslims

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CWS CONDEMNS REWRITTEN EXECUTIVE ORDER AGAINST REFUGEES AND MUSLIMS This version has the same impact as the initial executive order and must be stopped Stand with refugees—act and donate now: GreaterAs1.org After the Trump administration signed a new executive order today against refugees and Muslims, CWS’s President and CEO, Rev. John McCullough, issued the following statement: “CWS strongly decries this …

Churches Representing 30 Million Americans Unite to Launch National Refugee Campaign Combatting President Trump’s Anti-Migrant Policies

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Learn more and join our movement at GreaterAs1.org, our global homebase for refugee solidarity Contribute toward our campaign to help continue welcoming refugees in the United States today FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 212-870-2188 NEW YORK — Church World Service and the National Council of Churches today unveiled a national grassroots initiative in support of refugees, …

Faith Leaders and Advocates to ICE: Respect Places of Worship and Stop the Raids Now

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See and share the video and photos from the event HERE, using the hashtags #NoBanNoWallNoRaids, #SanctuaryRising and #GreaterAs1   FAIRFAX, VA – At a press conference and prayer vigil outside of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) field office in Virginia earlier today, faith leaders and advocates denounced a recent ICE raid outside of a church – calling on ICE …