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 …

Church World Service Applauds Court’s Temporary Blocking of TPS Terminations

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 4, 2018 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-733-5151   Church World Service Applauds Court’s Temporary Blocking of TPS Terminations Ruling temporarily protects TPS holders from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Sudan   Washington, D.C. – Today, Church World Service today praised the preliminary injunction granted by a federal judge to temporarily block the Trump administration’s termination of the …

BREAKING: Trump Signs Presidential Determination with Dismally Low Refugee Goal

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 4, 2018 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.733.5151     Trump Signs Presidential Determination with Dismally Low Refugee Goal   Congress urged to hold administration accountable to meeting historically low 30,000 refugee resettlement goal for FY 19     WASHINGTON, D.C – Today, President Trump signed a Presidential Determination setting the refugee admissions goal for Fiscal Year 2019 …

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION MOVES TO UNILATERALLY DISMANTLE THE REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM, IGNORES LEGAL MANDATE TO CONSULT CONGRESS

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Washington, DC–Church World Service today raised deep concern following reports that the Trump administration failed to hold legally mandated consultations with Congress regarding the presidential determination, which sets the refugee resettlement goal for Fiscal Year 2019. The administration is required by The Refugee Act of 1980 to hold a consultation with the House and Senate Judiciary Committees on the refugee …

United States Noticeably Absent from UN High Level Event on Global Compact for Refugees

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New York City — In response to the absence of a representative from the United States at today’s United Nations meeting on the Global Compact on Refugees, Church World Service’s Erol Kekic issued the following statement: “Today’s High Level Event on the Global Compact on Refugees, was everything it was designed to be–an expression of a high degree of political will from …

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S HISTORICALLY LOW REFUGEE GOAL AN AFFRONT TO AMERICAN COMMUNITIES

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 17, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-733-5151   TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S HISTORICALLY LOW REFUGEE GOAL AN AFFRONT TO AMERICAN COMMUNITIES New York City–Church World Service today condemned the Trump Administration’s decision to further dismantle the life-saving U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) by setting the refugee admissions goal at a dismally low 30,000 refugees for Fiscal Year 2019. Secretary of …

Major Christian Denominations Join Forces to Call on the White House to #Welcome75k Refugees

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2018 CONTACT: Bilal Askaryar media@cwsglobal.org   MEDIA RELEASE Major Christian Denominations Join Forces to Call on the White House to #Welcome75k Refugees Faith Communities Pray for 75,000 Refugees to be Admitted in FY19 ahead of Congressional Consultations on Refugee Numbers   Washington DC –  As President Trump’s administration prepares to set the number of refugees it will …