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CWS on the Conviction of the Murderers of Ahmaud Arbery

November 24, 2021

Washington, D.C.— In response to today’s conviction of Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. in the murder trial of Ahmaud Arbery, Revered Reuben Eckels, Domestic Policy Advocate at Church World Service, issued the following statement: “Today, our nation reflects on the long train of abuses against black and brown people as a fair and impartial …

House Passage of Build Back Better Act Makes Progress on Immigration, Climate Change, Housing, Equity, but More Remains to be Done

November 19, 2021

Washington, D.C.—CWS today applauded passage of the Build Back Better Act in the House of Representatives. The legislation, which now will move to the Senate for a vote, contains significant investments for our communities, our families, and our neighbors. The bill also includes immigration protection, including work authorization, access to certain benefits, and deportation protections for an estimated 7.1 million …

On Anniversary of Hurricanes Eta and Iota CWS Calls for Temporary Protected Status for Impacted Nations

November 17, 2021

Washington, D.C.—CWS today marked the one-year anniversaries of Hurricanes Eta and Iota which devastated much of Central America by calling on the Biden Administration to redesignate El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Honduras, and to designate Guatemala, for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The organization notes that in the time since the hurricanes, vital infrastructure in the countries remains broken, hundreds of thousands …

CWS Launches Nationwide Program Expansion to Aid Unaccompanied Children Arriving in United States

November 16, 2021

New York City—Church World Service today launched a new program expansion to aid unaccompanied children as they arrive in the United States through the U.S. asylum system. The new programs will address the concerns and futures of this vulnerable group by providing necessary assistance as they are reunited with relatives or sponsors and come to be part of their new …

Updated Emergency Appeal: Haiti Earthquake

November 5, 2021

Appeal Code: 6773 This serves as an update to the Preliminary Emergency Appeal, issued on August 20. Situation A major 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Saturday, August 14. This disaster killed at least 2,248 people and injured more than 12,700. It destroyed buildings and infrastructure, impacting hundreds of thousands of people. Days later, Tropical Storm Grace compounded the situation, bringing …