Policy Statements

CWS Statement to the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, pertaining to its hearing on Thursday, August 16, 2018 entitled Oversight of Efforts to Protect Unaccompanied Alien Children from Human Trafficking and Abuse

August 16, 2018

CWS Statement to the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, pertaining to its hearing on Thursday, August 16, 2018 entitled Oversight of Efforts to Protect Unaccompanied Alien Children from Human Trafficking and Abuse As a 72-year old humanitarian organization representing 37 Protestant, Anglican and Orthodox communions and 22 refugee resettlement offices across the United …

CWS Statement to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary pertaining to its hearing entitled Oversight of Immigration Enforcement and Family Reunification Efforts on Tuesday, July 31, 2018

July 30, 2018

CWS Statement to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary pertaining to its hearing entitled Oversight of Immigration Enforcement and Family Reunification Efforts on Tuesday, July 31, 2018   As a 72-year old humanitarian organization representing 37 Protestant, Anglican and Orthodox communions and 22 refugee resettlement offices across the U.S., Church World Service urges the Senate Judiciary Committee Members to …

Faith Sign On to Letter Urging DHS To Extend TPS for Somalia

July 10, 2018

July 10, 2018   Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Department of Homeland Security 3801 Nebraska Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20016   RE: Request for 18 month extension and redesignation of TPS for Somalia   Dear Secretary Nielsen:   We the 65 undersigned leaders of diverse faith communities and 44 faith-based organizations respectfully urge you to extend for 18 months and redesignate Temporary …

CWS Strongly Opposes Border Security and Immigration Reform Act

June 20, 2018

As a 72-year old humanitarian organization representing 37 Protestant, Anglican, and Orthodox communions and 22 refugee resettlement offices across the country, Church World Service (CWS) urges all Members of Congress to oppose the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act (H.R.___). Congress should instead support H.R.3440, the Dream Act of 2017, or another bipartisan legislative solution that offers a pathway to …

640 Faith Leaders and Faith Based Organizations Sign On Letter Urging DHS to Extend And Re-designate Honduran TPS

April 30, 2018

April 25, 2018 Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Department of Homeland Security 3801 Nebraska Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20016   RE: Request to Extend Temporary Protected Status for Honduras for at Least 18 Months   Dear Secretary Nielsen: On behalf of the 122 undersigned national, state, and local faith-based organizations, as well as 518 faith leaders from across traditions, we respectfully request …