Press Releases

Church World Service Celebrates Vacating of MPP Injunction, Remains Committed to Elimination of Cruel Policy

August 9, 2022

Washington, D.C.— Church World Service celebrates the vacating of a recent injunction* that sought to prolong the “Remain in Mexico” or Migrant Protection Protocols, an inhumane and immoral policy that caused untold harm for individuals and families seeking protection. The Trump-era policy forced asylum seekers fleeing persecution back to danger by requiring them to return to Mexico while awaiting their …

CWS Applauds Introduction of Afghan Adjustment Act, Bipartisan Legislation that Honors America’s Promise to Lasting Safety

Washington, D.C.—CWS today celebrated the introduction of the Afghan Adjustment Act, bipartisan and bicameral legislation that would allow Afghans who fled the Taliban and were relocated to the United States to apply to become lawful permanent residents. The bill would provide tens of thousands of relocated Afghan men, women, and children with the support to navigate complex legal issues to …

450+ Faith Leaders Call on Congress to Right the Wrongs of Family Separation

August 1, 2022

Group urges leaders to fund services for families healing from the trauma of separation.  Washington, D.C.—Today, more than 100 faith organizations, along with 250 faith leaders and 100 constituents sent a letter to congressional leaders, urging them to right the wrongs of the family separation policy that was used throughout 2017 and 2018 at the U.S.-Mexico border. The impact of …

CWS and UMCOR Launch New Menstrual Hygiene Kits

July 26, 2022

New period packs will be provided to communities served by both organizations across the U.S., including families recovering from disasters, immigrants and refugees New York City– Church World Service (CWS) and The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) today launched a new joint menstrual hygiene kit initiative to provide essential health and dignity products to vulnerable communities across the U.S. …

CWS Welcomes End to Remain in Mexico, Calls on Biden Administration, Congress to Act in Interest of a Just, Humane Asylum System

June 30, 2022

Washington, D.C.—Church World Service today applauded a Supreme Court ruling affirming the Biden administration’s authority to end the “Migrant Protection Protocols”, a cruel immigration policy requiring asylum seekers to be returned to Mexico while awaiting adjudication of their cases in U.S. courts. The organization celebrates the ruling against the inhumane policy, known as “Remain in Mexico,” which led to violence …