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Church World Service Rejects President Trump’s Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2019

February 13, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 13, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-733-5151 Church World Service Rejects President Trump’s Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2019 Slashes refugees assistance overseas, dismantles resettlement & throws money at border wall, detention & deportation Washington, D.C. – Church World Service rejects President Trump’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2019, which was released […]

CWS Supports Efforts to End the Military Detention of Palestinian Children

January 31, 2018

Church World Service is pleased to endorse the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act, H.R. 4391. We commend these efforts to address the military detention, prosecution and mistreatment of Palestinian children and are concerned that the Israeli military has detained approximately 10,000 Palestinian children, who are often held for […]

President Trump Exploits Dreamers to Fulfill Stephen Miller’s White Supremacist Wish List

January 26, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org   CWS: Trump Exploits Dreamers to Fulfill Stephen Miller’s White Supremacist Wish List Congress must not consider White House’s so-called “reform” any serious attempt at compromise   Washington, D.C. – CWS strongly condemns the White House’s supposed immigration “reform” memo leaked earlier this evening. Stephen Miller’s plan […]

CWS PRESS STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S COMMENTS YESTERDAY

January 12, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 12, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org   CWS PRESS STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S COMMENTS YESTERDAY After President Trump’s comments yesterday, CWS Immigration and Refugee Program Executive Director Erol Kekic issued the following statement:  “Let’s call it as it is: President Trump’s comments yesterday afternoon are not only unpresidential but blatantly racist. Sadly, this […]

CWS Condemns Heartless DHS Decision to Terminate Protections for Salvadoran TPS Holders

January 8, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 8, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org   CWS CONDEMNS HEARTLESS DHS DECISION TO TERMINATE PROTECTIONS FOR SALVADORAN TPS HOLDERS Washington, DC – CWS today denounced the decision by the Trump administration to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador, effective September 9, 2019. The global humanitarian organization further urged the White House to restore and […]