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CWS Expresses Frustration, Urges for Swift Resolution to Shutdown that Includes Protections for New Neighbors
September 29, 2023
Washington, D.C.—Church World Service today expressed its frustration over the likely shutdown of the federal government on October 1st. The organization—which is one of ten national refugee resettlement agencies working with the State Department, Congress, and the White House to aid the world’s most vulnerable—has watched with concern as political divisions have led to a stalemate in governance. CWS calls …
Church World Service Celebrates 2024 Refugee Admissions Goal, Calls for Increased Commitment to Robust and Compassionate Resettlement Program
September 27, 2023
Washington, D.C.– CWS is encouraged by recent reports that the Biden administration is in the process of finalizing the FY 2024 Presidential Determination, with an admissions goal of resettling 125,000 refugees over the next year. CWS commends these ongoing steps to rebuild the resettlement program, and urges the administration to continue to expand its investment in the U.S. resettlement program …
September 21, 2023
Washington, D.C.– Church World Service expressed relief today at the Biden administration’s decision to extend and redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Afghanistan. More than two years after the fall of Kabul and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, many Afghans in the United States remain stuck without lasting protections. Today’s announcement is a needed step to ensure continuity …
DACA Ruling Puts Dreamers’ Lives at Risk, Highlights Need for Immediate Action on Permanent Protections
September 14, 2023
For Immediate Release: September 14, 2023 Contact: Media@cwsglobal.org DACA Ruling Puts Dreamers’ Lives at Risk, Highlights Need for Immediate Action on Permanent Protections Washington, DC–On September 13, Texas district judge, John Hanen, once again ruled against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and called for the program to be terminated. The over 800,000 current DACA recipients will continue …
September 6, 2023
Among the most significant challenges facing arriving asylum seekers – and the communities that welcome them – is the ability to access employment authorization. Asylum seekers and other new arrivals in the U.S. need employment authorization documents (EADs) so they can become self-sufficient, lawfully support themselves and their families, and contribute economically to their new communities. In the midst of …