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CWS Statement on Hawaii’s Blocking of the Travel Ban

October 17, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 17, 2017 CONTACT: After a federal judge in Hawaii blocked the latest version of President Trump’s travel ban, CWS President and CEO Reverend John L. McCullough issued the following statement: “No legal or linguistic maneuvers by the Trump administration can disguise the travel ban’s discriminatory intent. Each rendition of this […]

CWS Decries Trump Administration’s Continued Anti-Refugee Agenda After Scotus’ Dismissal of Travel Ban Case Yesterday

October 11, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 11, 2017 CONTACT: After the Supreme Court yesterday dismissed the travel ban case, Erol Kekic, Executive Director of the CWS Immigration and Refugee Program, issued the following statement: “The suggestion that this case is now moot is simply preposterous—and certainly not how any of the 66 million people displaced from their homes […]

CWS Responds to Decision to Roll Back the Clean Power Plan

“The decision to roll back the Clean Power Plan (CPP), announced yesterday, presents yet another dangerous and senseless decision by the Trump Administration to dismantle once ambitious US actions on climate change.  It goes against the Paris Agreement, which aims to keep the temperature of the planet below 1.5 degrees Celsius.  By scrapping the CPP, […]

Updated Emergency Appeal: U.S. Hurricane Relief

October 2, 2017

Appeal code: 628-G Appeal amount: $600,000 This is an update to the September 11 appeal, which can be found here. Situation In the past six weeks, three powerful hurricanes have battered parts of the United States. There are nearly two months left in hurricane season as well. Hurricane Harvey dumped up to 50 inches of rain on […]

CWS Denounces Trump Administration’s Insufficient 45,000 Refugee Admissions Cap

September 26, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2017 CONTACT: | 202-733-5151 CWS DENOUNCES TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S INSUFFICIENT 45,000 REFUGEE ADMISSIONS CAP Nothing less than a 75,000 refugee admissions target is remotely adequate After media reports that the Trump administration has decided to move forward with a refugee admissions goal of just 45,000 for the next fiscal year, Erol Kekic, the […]