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Situation Report: Spring Storms in the U.S.

February 28, 2018

Situation Severe weather has swept across the American midwest in recent weeks. Flooding has devastated communities in northern Indiana and nearby parts of Michigan; Indiana declared a state of emergency for 22 counties. CNN reports that flash flood warnings or states of emergency have been issued in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, Indiana, Missouri and Ohio. Flooding is also anticipated in Kentucky, Tennessee and […]

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 […]