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Judge Grants CWS Petition Blocking Executive Order Giving Veto Power to State and Local Officials in Refugee Resettlement
January 15, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 15, 2020 CONTACT: email@example.com JUDGE BLOCKS EXECUTIVE ORDER GIVING VETO POWER TO STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS IN REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT Three faith-based resettlement agencies brought the challenge against the unprecedented order (Greenbelt, MD) – Today, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction in the lawsuit HIAS v. Trump, blocking an executive order that for the first …
CWS Condemns Governor Abbott’s Cruel and Immoral Decision to End Resettlement in Texas, Devastating Refugees Waiting for Family Reunification
January 10, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 10, 2020 CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org CWS Condemns Governor Abbott’s Cruel and Immoral Decision to End Resettlement in Texas, Devastating Refugees Waiting for Family Reunification Governor Abbott should immediately reverse decision, continue state tradition to welcome refugees Washington, DC –In response to the announcement from Governor Greg Abbott that Texas will block refugees from being resettled in …
January 9, 2020
Appeal Code: 628L Situation A series of earthquakes have shaken Puerto Rico in recent days. According to the U.S. Geologic Survey, more than 950 quakes or aftershocks have been recorded near the island since Dec. 31. The largest was a magnitude 6.4 earthquake on Tuesday morning, which damaged a major power plant and left many residents without electricity. As The …
CWS Responds to Arguments in Case Challenging Executive Order Allowing State and Local Officials To Block Refugee Resettlement
January 8, 2020
CONTACT: email@example.com Greenbelt, MD –This morning the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland heard arguments in the case filed by CWS, HIAS and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services challenging the Trump Administration’s Executive Order allowing state and local officials to stop refugees from being resettled in their jurisdictions. CWS Senior Vice President for the Immigration and Refugee Program …
December 27, 2019
CWS Calls on Congress to Hold the Administration Accountable for its Deadly Policies December 27, 2019 Washington, D.C. – In response to reports of the tragic death of a 41-year-old Congolese woman in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody, Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO of Church World Service issued the following statement: “During a season when many Americans …