More than 300 Interfaith Voices Call on DHS to Re-Designate and Extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for South Sudan for 18 Months

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For Immediate Release: February 21, 2019 Contact: Bilal Askaryar; media@cwsglobal.org; 202-750-0960   More than 300 Interfaith Voices Call on DHS to Re-Designate and Extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for South Sudan for 18 Months   Washington, DC – Church World Service (CWS) and Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) in collaboration with 97 national, state, and local faith-based organizations today delivered …

CWS Slams President Trump’s Emergency Declaration, Points to “Moral Emergency” Created by President’s Policies and Rhetoric

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For Immediate Release: February 15, 2019 Contact: Bilal Askaryar; baskaryar@cwsglobal.org; 202-750-0960   CWS Slams President Trump’s Emergency Declaration, Points to “Moral Emergency” Created by President’s Policies and Rhetoric Trumps “invasion of our country” rhetoric is false, dehumanizing, and racist   Washington, DC – In response to reports that President Trump will declare a National Emergency in order to force his immoral …

U.S. Government Forcibly Returning Asylum Seekers to Mexico Violates U.S. & International Law

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2019 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   U.S. Government Forcibly Returning Asylum Seekers to Mexico Violates U.S. & International Law CWS condemns administration’s latest act of cruelty, as returning asylum seekers to Mexico will place many at risk Washington, D.C. – In response to reports that the United States has begun forcibly returning asylum seekers from Central America back to Mexico, …

CWS Launches Call Center to Connect Asylum Seekers Released from Detention with Resources in Local Communities

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25, 2019 CONTACT: Mary Elizabeth Margolis | media@cwsglobal.org CWS Launches Call Center to Connect Asylum Seekers Released from Detention with Resources in Local Communities New York City– Church World Service today announced the launch of the CWS Resource Call Center to connect refugee families after they are released from immigration detention with support for their onward …

President Trump Recycles Disingenuous, Rejected Offers, Pits Communities Against Each Other

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 19, 2019 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   President Trump Recycles Disingenuous, Rejected Offers, Pits Communities Against Each Other CWS urges the President to stop holding Americans hostage to meet immoral campaign sound bites; and to responsibly reopen the government without militarizing border communities. Rev. John L. McCullough: “We don’t need anymore televised speeches, we need you …

On Christmas Day, CWS Mourns the Death of a Young Child Who Died in CBP Custody

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:December 25, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org| 202-733-5151   On Christmas Day, CWS Mourns the Death of a Young Child Who Died in CBP Custody   Child’s Death is a Direct Result of Administration’s Attack Against Immigrants and Asylum Seekers   Washington, D.C.– In response to reports of the tragic death of another young child from Guatemala in the custody of Customs …

Secretary Nielsen Announces Illegal Plan to Undermine Asylum Protections

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 20, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org   Secretary Nielsen Announces Illegal Plan to Undermine Asylum Protections    New policy will wrongfully require asylum seekers to remain in danger   WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Secretary Nielsen of the Department of Homeland Security announced the administration’s intent to circumvent legal protections under U.S. and international law by requiring asylum seekers to stay in Mexico …

CWS Holds Trump Administration Responsible for Tragic Death of Jackeline Caal

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 14, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-733-5151   CWS Holds Trump Administration Responsible for Tragic Death of Jackeline Caal 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 Jackelin Caal, a 7-year-old girl from Guatemala who died of exhaustion and …

“Tear-gassing children and families is tragic and inexcusable” Rev. John L. McCullough

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 26, 2018 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org   Washington, DC- In response to reports that U.S. agents fired tear gas at asylum seekers at our southern border yesterday, President and CEO of CWS, Rev. John L. McCullough issued the following statement: “Tear-gassing children and families is tragic and inexcusable. Once again this administration has harmed families for simply pursuing …

CWS Denounces Administration’s Asylum Ban

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 9, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org   CWS Denounces Administration’s Asylum Ban CWS demands the U.S. obey its own laws and meet international and moral obligations to welcome people seeking protection WASHINGTON, DC- In response to a new proclamation signed today by President Trump that illegally blocks people who cross between ports of entry from applying for asylum, …