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 …

“Congress must reject family incarceration” Say More than 600 Religious Leaders and Faith Organizations

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 19, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org   “Congress must reject family incarceration” Say More than 600 Religious Leaders and Faith Organizations Faith leaders and groups urge Congress to stop fueling immoral immigration detention and deportations, protect family unity, and support community wholeness   Washington, D.C. – CWS joined 500 religious leaders and 111 faith-based organizations in a letter …

CWS APPLAUDS BIPARTISAN LETTER TO DHS AND STATE REGARDING REFUGEE ADMISSIONS

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View the letter here. Washington, D.C. – Church World Service today applauded 63 members of Congress on both sides of the aisle who called on  the administration to increase the pace of refugee arrivals and expressed strong support for the U.S. refugee resettlement program. The call came in a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Secretary …

Sending Yemenis back to horrific conditions is “heartless” says CEO of Church World Service

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 5, 2018 CONTACT: Bilal Askaryar | baskaryar@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960     Sending Yemenis back to horrific conditions is “heartless” says CEO of Church World Service   DHS’ decision comes as the country faces the world’s worst humanitarian crisis   In response to the announcement that the Department of Homeland Security will extend for 18 months Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for …

CWS Lauds Federal Judge’s Order to Reunite Families Ripped Apart by Cruel Practice of Family Separation

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27, 2018 CONTACT: Bilal Askaryar | baskaryar@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   CWS LAUDS FEDERAL JUDGE’S ORDER TO REUNITE FAMILIES RIPPED APART BY CRUEL PRACTICE OF FAMILY SEPARATION More than 2,300 immigrant children are still separated from their families Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, US District Court Judge Dana Sabraw issued a nationwide injunction, ordering the federal government to …

Supreme Court Upholds Discriminatory Muslim Ban

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For Immediate Release: June 26, 2018 Media Contact: Wardah Khalid, wkhalid@cwsglobal.org Supreme Court Upholds Discriminatory Muslim Ban Washington, D.C.–In response to the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in Trump v. Hawaii today upholding President Trump’s immoral and discriminatory ban on travel from several Muslim-majority countries, Church World Service President and CEO John McCullough issued the following statement: “The Court’s decision today …