Policy Statements

Interfaith Letter to Congress on Passing A Permanent Legislative Solution to Protect Dreamers, and TPS and DED Holders

March 4, 2019

03/05/19 RE: Interfaith request to protect Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure Holders through swift passage of a permanent legislative solution. Dear Honorable Members of the 116th Congress, On behalf of the 82 undersigned national, state, and local faith-based organizations, as well as 509 faith leaders from across traditions, we respectfully request that you co-sponsor and pass …

Refugee Advocates Call on Congress to Restore the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program

February 13, 2019

Dear Honorable Members of The 116th Congress: Over the past two years, the administration has made drastic changes to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP), resulting in human tragedy and long-term damage to the United States’ ability to respond to displacement crises. We urge Members of Congress to utilize their oversight authority to protect and rebuild the USRAP so that …

Faith Leaders Voice Staunch Support for Asylum Seekers, Urge President to Uphold Protections for Vulnerable Families and Individuals

November 1, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 30, 2018 Press Contact: jamuzie@interfaithimmigration.org       Faith Leaders Voice Staunch Support for Asylum Seekers, Urge President to Uphold Protections for Vulnerable Families and Individuals   Washington, D.C. – President Trump is expected to announce later today an executive order to turn away families fleeing violence in Central America and block access to asylum, as …

CWS Public Comment Opposing “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” (DHS Docket No. USCIS-2010-0012) to Expand Definition of “Public Charge”

October 10, 2018

CWS Public Comment Opposing “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” (DHS Docket No. USCIS-2010-0012) to Expand Definition of “Public Charge”   As a 72-year old humanitarian organization representing 37 Protestant, Anglican and Orthodox communions, Church World Service (CWS) stands firmly opposed to this rule. Current law established by Congress already bars immigrants from accessing most benefits and who may become a …

18 Lancaster Business Leaders Write Letter Expressing Support for Refugees

October 1, 2018

September 20, 2018 The Honorable Michael Pompeo Secretary U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, D.C. 20520 Dear Secretary Pompeo, We write as 18 members of the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania business community – employers of all sizes and across industries – to express our support for refugees resettling in the United States. We urge you to consider the …