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CWS Outraged by Trump Administration Proposal to Allow State and Local Governments to Discriminate Against Refugees and Halt Refugee Resettlement

August 21, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 22, 2019 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960 CWS Outraged by Trump Administration Proposal to Allow State and Local Governments to Discriminate Against Refugees and Halt Refugee Resettlement Reports illustrate further attempts to ban refugees from U.S. communities Washington, D.C. – Today, reports surfaced that the Trump administration is weighing a new discriminatory proposal that would allow states and localities to stop refugees from …

Administration’s Flores Rule is Illegal and Unjustifiably Cruel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 21, 2019 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   Administration’s Flores Rule is Illegal and Unjustifiably Cruel Congress must act to end child and family incarceration, protect children from further irreparable harm    Washington, D.C. – CWS today strongly condemned the Trump administration’s final Flores rule that will dismantle child protections and harm immigrant families – even as …

CWS Responds with Outrage to Reports that Administration Officials have Proposed Ending Refugee Resettlement

July 18, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2019 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.733.5151   CWS Responds with Outrage to Reports that Administration Officials have Proposed Ending Refugee Resettlement News Signals Intent to Ban All Refugees from the United States Washington, D.C. – Church World Service expressed outrage over news reported in Politico Pro indicating that some Trump administration officials have proposed that no refugees be admitted in …

With Deep Sorrow, CWS Holds Administration Responsible for the Drowning of a Toddler and Her Father

June 27, 2019

For Immediate Release: June 26, 2019 Contact: Bilal Askaryar; media@cwsglobal.org; 202-750-0960 With Deep Sorrow, CWS Holds Administration Responsible for the Drowning of a Toddler and Her Father Washington D.C. – Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO of CWS, a faith-based humanitarian organization representing 30 million Christians across the United States through  37 protestant, Anglican, and Orthodox communions, issued the following response to the shocking …

On World Refugee Day, CWS Calls on Congress to Honor Our History of Welcome

June 20, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2019        CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.733.5151 On World Refugee Day, CWS Calls on Congress to Honor Our History of Welcome Refugee admissions have fallen by 75% over the last two years. We must do better. Washington, D.C. – Today, communities across the U.S. are celebrating World Refugee Day,  which honors refugees and the numerous contributions they have …