CWS Statement to the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary pertaining to its hearing, entitled “Protecting Dreamers and TPS Recipients” on Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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As a 73-year old humanitarian organization representing 37 Protestant, Anglican and Orthodox communions and 23 refugee resettlement offices across the country, Church World Service (CWS) urges the Committee to affirm the need and urgency to pass a permanent, legislative solution for all 1.8 million+ dreamers, 300,000+ Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, and 4,000+ Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) recipients that includes …

Interfaith Letter to Congress on Passing A Permanent Legislative Solution to Protect Dreamers, and TPS and DED Holders

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03/05/19 RE: Interfaith request to protect Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure Holders through swift passage of a permanent legislative solution. Dear Honorable Members of the 116th Congress, On behalf of the 82 undersigned national, state, and local faith-based organizations, as well as 509 faith leaders from across traditions, we respectfully request that you co-sponsor and pass …

Refugee Advocates Call on Congress to Restore the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program

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Dear Honorable Members of The 116th Congress: Over the past two years, the administration has made drastic changes to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP), resulting in human tragedy and long-term damage to the United States’ ability to respond to displacement crises. We urge Members of Congress to utilize their oversight authority to protect and rebuild the USRAP so that …

18 Lancaster Business Leaders Write Letter Expressing Support for Refugees

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September 20, 2018 The Honorable Michael Pompeo Secretary U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, D.C. 20520 Dear Secretary Pompeo, We write as 18 members of the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania business community – employers of all sizes and across industries – to express our support for refugees resettling in the United States. We urge you to consider the …

43 Durham Business Leaders Write Letter Expressing Support for Refugees

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September 12, 2018 The Honorable Thom Tillis U.S. Senator 185 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Sen. Thom Tillis, We write as 43 members of the North Carolina business community – employers of all sizes and across industries – to express our support for refugees resettling in the United States. We urge you to consider the positive contributions …

9 Greensboro Business Leaders Write Letter Expressing Support for Refugees

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September 12, 2018 The Honorable Thom Tillis U.S. Senator 185 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Thom Tillis, We write as 9 members of the North Carolina business community – employers of all sizes and across industries – to express our support for refugees resettling in the United States. We urge you to consider the positive contributions …

CWS Statement to the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, pertaining to its hearing on Thursday, August 16, 2018 entitled Oversight of Efforts to Protect Unaccompanied Alien Children from Human Trafficking and Abuse

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CWS Statement to the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, pertaining to its hearing on Thursday, August 16, 2018 entitled Oversight of Efforts to Protect Unaccompanied Alien Children from Human Trafficking and Abuse As a 72-year old humanitarian organization representing 37 Protestant, Anglican and Orthodox communions and 22 refugee resettlement offices across the United …

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 …

CWS Statement to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary pertaining to its hearing entitled Oversight of Immigration Enforcement and Family Reunification Efforts on Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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CWS Statement to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary pertaining to its hearing entitled Oversight of Immigration Enforcement and Family Reunification Efforts on Tuesday, July 31, 2018   As a 72-year old humanitarian organization representing 37 Protestant, Anglican and Orthodox communions and 22 refugee resettlement offices across the U.S., Church World Service urges the Senate Judiciary Committee Members to …