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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 […]

CWS Condemns Heartless DHS Decision to Terminate Protections for Salvadoran TPS Holders

January 8, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 8, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org   CWS CONDEMNS HEARTLESS DHS DECISION TO TERMINATE PROTECTIONS FOR SALVADORAN TPS HOLDERS Washington, DC – CWS today denounced the decision by the Trump administration to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador, effective September 9, 2019. The global humanitarian organization further urged the White House to restore and […]

Urgent Moral Crisis Extends Into the New Year As Congress Fails to Pass a Clean Dream Act Before the Holidays

December 22, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 21, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org   URGENT MORAL CRISIS EXTENDS INTO THE NEW YEAR, AS CONGRESS FAILS TO PASS A CLEAN DREAM ACT BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS Thousands of dreamers’ futures uncertain due to Congressional inaction.   Washington, D.C. – CWS is gravely disappointed that Congress has failed to demonstrate moral leadership yet again by […]

CWS Celebrates Release of Dreamer Detained After DACA Renewal Application Delayed By Post Office, Urges Congress to Pass the Dream Act Before Holidays

December 15, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 15, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org CWS Celebrates Release of Dreamer Detained After DACA Renewal Application Delayed By Post Office, Urges Congress to Pass the Dream Act Before Holidays After an intense outpouring of support and demands for his immediate release, Osman Aroche Enriquez was reunited with his family. The fates of 800,000 Dreamers are […]

CWS Welcomes World Bank Pledge to Stop Financing Oil and Gas

Church World Service (CWS) applauds the World Bank for its leadership in addressing climate change in accordance with the Paris Agreement to keep global temperature rise to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius. Jim Kim, President of the World Bank, announced that the Bank would no longer invest in oil and gas exploration and extraction […]