CWS Condemns Anti-Immigrant Vote in U.S. Congress

January 14, 2015

WASHINGTON—Church World Service condemns today’s passage by the House of Representatives of hugely destructive anti-immigrant legislation contained in the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for 2015.

The Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO of Church World Service, released the following statement:

“This vote is a clear and present danger to our nation’s conscience and to victims of trafficking, unaccompanied children, DREAMers and undocumented parents of US citizens. In this new year, House Republican leaders had an opportunity to start fresh and place people over politics. Instead, their first moves were to scrap years of progress and victories for immigrant families. Today’s vote is a moral outrage as millions threatened with deportation were just starting to breathe a sigh of relief. As this legislation moves to the Senate, we pray for all Senators – particularly Majority Leader Mitch McConnell – and urge them to stand firmly with America’s history as a beacon of hope, safe refuge and freedom.“

For more information on the negative impact of anti-immigrant proposals and legislation in the House of Representatives, please see the CWS policy statement.