CWS Denounces Trump Administration’s Unwillingness to Meet Its Refugee Resettlement Goal

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2019 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.733.5151   CWS Denounces Trump Administration’s Unwillingness to Meet Its Refugee Resettlement Goal Halfway through the fiscal year, refugee admissions lag far behind where they should be Washington, D.C. – Church World Service today denounced the administration for failing to keep pace with its own fiscal year 2019 refugee admissions goal. …

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 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 …