Policy Statements

CWS Statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration & Citizenship hearing “The Essential Role of Immigrant Workers in America”

May 12, 2021

To download this statement, please click here. Wednesday, May 12, 2021 As a 75-year old humanitarian organization representing 37 Protestant, Anglican, and Orthodox communions and 24 refugee resettlement offices across 17 states, Church World Service (CWS) urges the Subcommittee to affirm the value and dignity of immigrants and refugees as essential workers and affirm the need for a compassionate and …

Letter: CMDP to Biden March 2021

March 30, 2021

Read the full letter CWS joined with 8 other organizations to send a letter to the Biden administration setting an agenda for how the administration should approach its report on policy options to address climate change and forced migration, as called for in a February EO from President Biden. The report is due to the president on August 3.

Letter: CWS Joins Faith Based Organizations Calling on Biden to Reinstate Diplomatic Relations with Cuba

February 18, 2021

Dear Mr. President: As religious institutions and faith-based humanitarian aid organizations, many of us with long-standing ties to Cuban faith communities and people, we greatly appreciate your pledge “to reverse the failed Trump policies that inflicted harm on Cubans and their families.” We advocated for and strongly supported the Obama Administration’s groundbreaking U.S.-Cuba policy changes. While our two governments have …

CWS Statement to the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration & Citizenship, pertaining to its hearing entitled “The U.S. Immigration System: The Need for Bold Reforms ” on Thursday, February 11, 2020

February 9, 2021

CWS Statement to the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration & Citizenship, pertaining to its hearing entitled “The U.S. Immigration System: The Need for Bold Reforms ” on Thursday, February 11, 2020   As a 75-year old humanitarian organization representing 37 Protestant, Anglican, and Orthodox communions and 24 refugee resettlement offices across 17 states, Church World Service (CWS) urges the …

CWS Statement to the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary pertaining to its hearing, entitled “Protecting Dreamers and TPS Recipients” on Wednesday, March 6, 2019

March 5, 2019

As a 73-year old humanitarian organization representing 37 Protestant, Anglican and Orthodox communions and 23 refugee resettlement offices across the country, Church World Service (CWS) urges the Committee to affirm the need and urgency to pass a permanent, legislative solution for all 1.8 million+ dreamers, 300,000+ Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, and 4,000+ Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) recipients that includes …