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CWS Celebrates House Passage of American Dream and Promise Act

June 4, 2019

For Immediate Release: June 4, 2019 Contact: Bilal Askaryar; media@cwsglobal.org; 202-750-0960   CWS Celebrates House Passage of American Dream and Promise Act Senate urged to swiftly pass legislation to provide a pathway to citizenship and permanently protect our immigrant neighbors. Washington D.C. – In response to the House of Representatives historic passage of American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6) …

Situation Report: U.S. Spring Storms 2019

May 30, 2019

UPDATE: May 30 As of May 30, shipments have included 1,560 CWS Hygiene Kits, 1,718 CWS Emergency Cleanup Buckets, 150 CWS Blankets and 90 CWS School Kits. Despite low stock levels of some types of kits, we plan to continue to respond to requests for supplies in response to the tornadoes and flooding. Depending on fund availability, CWS assistance may …

Situation Report: Flooding in Paraguay

May 16, 2019

SITUATION Unusually heavy rains are devastating urban and rural parts of Paraguay. The CWS-supported indigenous communities in the Lower Chaco region are among those affected. On May 13, the National Secretary for Emergencies reported that more than 62,000 families have been affected. Eleven people, including two indigenous children from the Lower Chaco communities, have died.* CWS and our partner CIPAE …

“Ration Challenge” Asks Americans to Eat the Same Rations as Refugees

May 6, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 6, 2019 “Ration Challenge” Asks Americans to Eat the Same Rations as Refugees in New National Campaign for Refugee Awareness “Every time I open up a can of sardines, I am taken back to my childhood in refugee camps”- former refugee New York, NY—Launching for the first time in the United States, the global Ration Challenge …

CWS Denounces Trump’s Plan to Dismantle Asylum Protections for Families Seeking Safety

April 30, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 30th, 2019  CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-795-9430   CWS Denounces Trump’s Plan to Dismantle Asylum Protections for Families Seeking Safety Decimating access to protection, charging a fee for asylum protection, and restricting asylum seekers’ ability to provide for their families is heartless and un-American Washington, D.C.  –  In an April 29th memorandum, President Trump ordered the Department of Homeland Security and …