CWS Richmond Office to Close in September 2019

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2019 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org CWS Richmond Office to Close in September 2019 CWS will continue to advocate with refugees and immigrants in Virginia to rebuild the U.S. refugee resettlement program Richmond, VA—Church World Service today announced that its refugee resettlement office in Richmond, Virginia will be closing at the end of September at the close of the government …

CWS Applauds Senate Introduction of the Dream Act and the Secure Act of 2019

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For Immediate Release: March 26, 2019 Contact: Bilal Askaryar; media@cwsglobal.org; 202-750-0960   CWS Applauds Senate Introduction of the Dream Act and the Secure Act of 2019 Together, this legislation would provide a pathway to citizenship and permanently protect our immigrant neighbors from family separation and deportation.   Washington D.C. – In response to Senators Durbin and Graham introducing the Dream …

CWS Welcomes Introduction of Dream and Promise Act

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For Immediate Release: March 12, 2019 Contact:  media@cwsglobal.org   CWS Welcomes Introduction of Dream and Promise Act: Legislation Offers Pathway to Citizenship for Dreamers, TPS Holders, and DED Recipients   Washington D.C. – In response to Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard’s (CA-40) introduction of the Dream and Promise Act of 2019, the Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO of CWS, issued …

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 …