Supreme Court’s Decision to Allow Implementation of Asylum Ban Will Threaten Lives

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 11, 2019 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   Supreme Court’s Decision to Allow Implementation of Asylum Ban Will Threaten Lives Faith community demands restoration of asylum protections for the vulnerable at our doorstep In response to reports that the Supreme Court will allow the Trump administration to implement its asylum ban while litigation continues, Church World Service …

CWS Responds to New York Times Report on Administration’s Plan to Dismantle Refugee Resettlement Program

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 6, 2019 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.750.0960   CWS Responds to New York Times Report on Administration’s Plan to Dismantle Refugee Resettlement Program Stephen Miller is bent on single-handedly changing the character of our nation   Washington, D.C. – In response to the New York Times report today that administration officials have again proposed drastically reducing and …

More than 500 Religious Leaders and Faith-Based Organizations Demand Restoration of the U.S. Refugee Program

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 23, 2019         CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org More than 500 Religious Leaders and Faith-Based Organizations Demand Restoration of the U.S. Refugee Program Washington, D.C. – Today, CWS joined 403 religious leaders and 108 faith-based organizations from across the United States and faith traditions to send a letter to the Trump administration demanding a restoration of the life-saving and bipartisan refugee resettlement program to historic norms. …

CWS Outraged by Trump Administration Proposal to Allow State and Local Governments to Discriminate Against Refugees and Halt Refugee Resettlement

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 22, 2019 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   CWS Outraged by Trump Administration Proposal to Allow State and Local Governments to Discriminate Against Refugees and Halt Refugee Resettlement Reports illustrate further attempts to ban refugees from U.S. communities   Washington, D.C. – Today, reports surfaced that the Trump administration is weighing a new discriminatory proposal that would …

Administration’s Flores Rule is Illegal and Unjustifiably Cruel

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 21, 2019 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   Administration’s Flores Rule is Illegal and Unjustifiably Cruel Congress must act to end child and family incarceration, protect children from further irreparable harm    Washington, D.C. – CWS today strongly condemned the Trump administration’s final Flores rule that will dismantle child protections and harm immigrant families – even as …

CWS Denounces Administration’s “Public Charge” Rule and Its Chilling Effect on Families

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 12, 2019 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   CWS Denounces Administration’s “Public Charge” Rule and Its Chilling Effect on Families Published Final Rule will Keep Families Separated and Afraid to Access Life-Saving Services   Washington, D.C. – Today, the Trump administration published its “public charge” rule to prevent individuals from entering the country, receiving a green card, …

Interfaith Immigration Coalition: National Faith Organizations Denounce White Supremacy in the Wake of the El Paso Shooting and Call on the Administration to Welcome Immigrants

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 7, 2019 Contact: Bilal Askaryar | baskaryar@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   National Faith Organizations Denounce White Supremacy in the Wake of the El Paso Shooting and Call on the Administration to Welcome Immigrants   Washington, D.C.: In the wake of the El Paso shooting linked to escalating xenophobic and racist rhetoric against immigrants, faith leaders of national …

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 …