“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, …

715 FAITH LEADERS AND GROUPS DEFEND THE RIGHT TO ASYLUM, DENOUNCE INCARCERATION OF IMMIGRANT FAMILIES

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 5, 2018 Contact: Jennifer Amuzie – Interfaith Immigration Coalition | jamuzie@interfaithimmigration.org | 202-867-4567 715 FAITH LEADERS AND GROUPS DEFEND THE RIGHT TO ASYLUM, DENOUNCE INCARCERATION OF IMMIGRANT FAMILIES Washington, D.C.— In response to President Trump’s announcement that he intends to block access to asylum for all vulnerable families who cross between ports of entry and indefinitely …

Banning Asylum Seekers and Indefinitely Detaining Families is Heartless and Illegal

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CWS demands the U.S. obey its own laws and meet international and moral obligations to protect asylum-seeking families WASHINGTON, DC- This afternoon President Trump announced an asylum ban, barring any person who crosses between ports of entry from applying for asylum. He also announced that the administration will indefinitely imprison all immigrants, including vulnerable families fleeing violence and persecution, until …

Church World Service Condemns Trump’s Attempts to Revoke Constitutionally Protected Birthright Citizenship

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 30, 2018 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.733.5151   Church World Service Condemns Trump’s Attempts to Revoke Constitutionally Protected Birthright Citizenship Announcement is yet another example of the administration’s attempts to harm families   Washington, D.C. – Today, CWS strongly condemned President Trump’s plans to sign an executive order that would remove the right to citizenship for children …

CWS Mourns for Lives Lost at Tree of Life Synagogue

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org   CWS Mourns for Lives Lost at Tree of Life Synagogue   New York, NY- Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO of Church World Service, issued the following statement in response to today’s tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA: “My heart aches to think of the …

President Trump Manipulates Humanitarian Crisis to Sow Fear, Division

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For Immediate Release October 25, 2018 President Trump Manipulates Humanitarian Crisis to Sow Fear, Division Rather than sending armed troops to the southern border, the U.S. must uphold its own asylum laws   Washington, DC – Today, news broke that Defense Secretary Mattis is expected to sign a directive that would dispatch 800 or more military troops to the border. …

‘Safe Third Country’ Agreement Would Endanger Refugees And Families Seeking Protection

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CWS warns that stranding asylum seekers in Mexico would be dangerous, illegal and irresponsible. Washingtion, DC- In response to reports that Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Mike Lee (R-UT) are calling for an agreement that would deny vulnerable families who pass through Mexico, like those in the migrant caravan traveling from Honduras, the ability to pursue asylum claims in the United States, …

CWS demands administration uphold the right of all people fleeing violence to seek asylum and legal protection

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 19, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org   CWS demands administration uphold the right of all people fleeing violence to seek asylum and legal protection CWS affirms the moral and legal obligation to protect asylum-seeking families   WASHINGTON, DC- In response to the Trump Administration’s threats to close off the U.S. southern border to a caravan of families fleeing …

Church World Service Denounces Administration’s New Proposed Rule that Would Prevent Families from Accessing Life-Saving Services

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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 10, 2018 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org      Church World Service Denounces Administration’s New Proposed Rule that Would Prevent Families from Accessing Life-Saving Services CWS calls on American public to oppose radical changes to “public charge” regulations   Washington, D.C. – Today, Church World Service submitted an official comment decrying the administration’s latest attempt to target immigrant …