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CWS Statement On Today’s Supreme Court Decision on President Trump’s Executive Order Against Refugees and Muslims

June 26, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2017 CONTACT: | 212-870-2188 CWS STATEMENT ON TODAY’S SUPREME COURT DECISION ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S EXECUTIVE ORDER AGAINST REFUGEES AND MUSLIMS “The SCOTUS decision today does not reflect our nation’s proud legacy of welcome, nor the strong support for refugees among the American people.” The court agreed to hear the case regarding President […]

CWS Statement on World Refugee Day 2017

June 20, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2017 CONTACT: | 212-870-2188 Cws Statement On World Refugee Day 2017 NEW YORK—Marking World Refugee Day this June 20, CWS President and CEO Rev. John L. McCullough issued the following statement: “This World Refugee Day and every day, we commemorate the strength and resilience of the millions of displaced […]

Church World Service Says New Restrictions on Cuban Travel Will Hurt the Cuban People and Churches

June 16, 2017

Today, Friday, June 16, President Trump announced a reversal of some elements of the Obama Administration’s Cuba policy changes. While policies on religious travel and remittances are unchanged, and diplomatic relations remain in place, restrictions on broader travel and spending are increased. Since 1962 Church World Service has worked to restore U.S. relations with Cuba […]

CWS Statement on 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling Against President Trump’s Rewritten Refugee Ban

June 12, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 12, 2017 CONTACT: | 202.733.5151 CWS STATEMENT ON 9TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS RULING AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP’S REWRITTEN REFUGEE BAN   “The courts have spoken yet again in favor of justice and humanity. As CWS has maintained since January, President Trump’s ill-advised travel ban should never have been put into place […]

CWS Opposes President Trump’s Budget Request that would Gut Life-Saving Humanitarian Assistance, Balloon Irresponsible Deportation Force

May 23, 2017

The humanitarian agency urges Congress to protect funds for the vulnerable and restore U.S. leadership Washington, D.C. – CWS condemned President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget request, released today, which attempts to significantly reduce funding for international poverty-focused assistance and refugee resettlement, while expanding a deportation force that separates families and destroys communities. “This is […]