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May 27, 2021
Washington D.C.—Church World Service today celebrated the reintroduction of the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act (NO BAN Act) in the Senate. The bill, re-introduced by Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), would prohibit discrimination based on religion and limit executive authority to issue future discriminatory bans like the Trump administration’s Muslim, refugee, and African Bans. The NO BAN Act, which was …
May 25, 2021
Washington, D.C.—Church World Service today marks the year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd by celebrating his life and calling for immediate action to honor him and the many black, indigenous and people of color Americans who have lost their lives at the hands of police. Following the conviction of former officer Derek Chauvin in Floyd’s murder, the organization …
Church World Service Commends Biden Administration for Honoring Promise to Strengthen Protections for Haitian Community in the United States
May 24, 2021
Washington D.C. – Church World Service commends the Biden administration for its decision on Saturday to redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Haiti for 18 months, as promised on the campaign trail. More than 100,000 Haitians who were in the United States as of May 21st will now be protected from deportation and eligible to work in the …
May 21, 2021
New York, NY—Church World Service today announced that its annual Ration Challenge campaign will launch on June 13th and run until World Refugee Day, June 20th. The effort, which asks participants to live off the same rations as a refugee for one week, raises awareness about the plight of the more than 25 million people forced from their homes around …
May 14, 2021
Washington, D.C.—Church World Service today expresses grave concern about escalating violence in Palestine and Israel and calls on the Biden administration to take immediate steps to broker a peace with justice. The call comes as the last two weeks have witnessed a surge in force by the Israeli government, including, but not limited to, the threat of imminent expulsion of Palestinian families from …