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 …

Church World Service Condemns Administration’s Attempt to Detain Immigrant Children Indefinitely

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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 7, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org   Church World Service Condemns Administration’s Attempt to Detain Immigrant Children Indefinitely DHS must focus on reuniting separated children with their families, not finding new ways to expose immigrant children to harm   Washington, D.C. – Church World Service today denounced the government’s proposed rule to dismantle protections for children held in …

More than 750 Faith Leaders and Faith Organizations Decry Low Refugee Arrivals

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 21, 2018 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org More than 750 Faith Leaders and Faith Organizations Decry Low Refugee Arrivals Call for a refugee admissions goal of at least 75,000 in FY19 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, 120 faith-based organizations and 636 faith leaders sent a letter to Members of Congress and President Trump urging the administration to set the fiscal …

CWS DECRIES TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S PROPOSED REDUCTION IN REFUGEE ADMISSIONS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 1, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org   CWS DECRIES TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S PROPOSED REDUCTION IN REFUGEE ADMISSIONS   Washington, D.C. – Church World Service today expressed grave concern over reports that the Trump administration is considering making further cuts to the refugee resettlement program, bringing the number of approved refugees down to a drastically low 25,000. This reduction would …

Government Misses Deadline to Reunite Families; CWS Decries Family Separation and Incarceration

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 26, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org   Government Fails to Reunite Vulnerable Immigrant Families CWS decries family separation and incarceration, reaffirms dignity of all seeking asylum   Washington, D.C. – In light of the government’s failure to reunite separated immigrant children with their families by today’s court-ordered deadline, Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO of CWS released …

Extension of TPS Without Redesignation Sends Newly Arrived Somalis Back to Al-Shabab

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 19, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org   Extension of TPS Without Redesignation Sends Newly Arrived Somalis Back to Al-Shabab Secretary Nielsen Fails to Protect Vulnerable TPS Holders Yet Again   Washington, D.C. – Church World Service joins Somali TPS holders and their families in welcoming the 18-month extension for the 250 beneficiaries of this designation, but we are …