For the Press

resources for journalists and more

Press Releases

Weighing in on the relevant and critical issues of today

Photo: Robin Stephenson/Bread for the World

Policy Statements

Addressing the policies and prejudices that keep the world’s vulnerable in poverty.

Photo: Carol Fouke

Emergency Appeals

The most up-to-date summaries of our work in emergencies.

Photo: Franz Nikko Lacsina

CWS Blog

First-hand accounts and stories from those who experience, implement and live day-to-day CWS work around the globe.

Photo: CWS

Latest news items

CWS Expresses Frustration, Urges for Swift Resolution to Shutdown that Includes Protections for New Neighbors 

September 29, 2023

Washington, D.C.—Church World Service today expressed its frustration over the likely shutdown of the federal government on October 1st. The organization—which is one of ten national refugee resettlement agencies working with the State Department, Congress, and the White House to aid the world’s most vulnerable—has watched with concern as political divisions have led to a stalemate in governance. CWS calls …

Church World Service Celebrates 2024 Refugee Admissions Goal, Calls for Increased Commitment to Robust and Compassionate Resettlement Program

September 27, 2023

Washington, D.C.–  CWS is encouraged by recent reports that the Biden administration is in the process of finalizing the FY 2024 Presidential Determination,  with an admissions goal of resettling 125,000 refugees over the next year. CWS commends these ongoing steps to rebuild the resettlement program, and urges the administration to continue to expand its investment in the U.S. resettlement program …

CWS Celebrates Vital TPS Protections for Afghans, Calls for Long Overdue Path to Permanency 

September 21, 2023

Washington, D.C.– Church World Service expressed relief today at the Biden administration’s decision to extend and redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Afghanistan. More than two years after the fall of Kabul and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, many Afghans in the United States remain stuck without lasting protections. Today’s announcement is a needed step to ensure continuity …

DACA Ruling Puts Dreamers’ Lives at Risk, Highlights Need for Immediate Action on Permanent Protections

September 14, 2023

For Immediate Release: September 14, 2023 Contact: DACA Ruling Puts Dreamers’ Lives at Risk, Highlights Need for Immediate Action on Permanent Protections Washington, DC–On September 13, Texas district judge, John Hanen, once again ruled against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and called for the program to be terminated. The over 800,000 current DACA recipients will continue …

Asylum Seeker Work Authorization: Comparing Legislation to Improve and Expand Access

September 6, 2023

Among the most significant challenges facing arriving asylum seekers – and the communities that welcome them – is the ability to access employment authorization. Asylum seekers and other new arrivals in the U.S. need employment authorization documents (EADs) so they can become self-sufficient, lawfully support themselves and their families, and contribute economically to their new communities. In the midst of …