Press Releases

CWS Welcomes Court Decision to Vacate Title 42, Calls for End of All Anti-Asylum Policies

November 16, 2022

Washington, D.C.—On Tuesday, District Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled against the continuation of Title 42, the inhumane and unlawful policy begun under President Trump and that has continued under the Biden administration. Title 42 was used to expel millions of vulnerable individuals seeking refuge at the southern border without due process, and under the false pretense of public health. CWS welcomes …

CWS Announces Launch of Program to Aid Ukrainian Roma Refugees in Moldova

November 15, 2022

New York–Church World Service proudly launched a new vital program to support inclusivity, equity and connectivity for Roma-Ukrainian refugees living in Moldova. The launch follows CWS’ recognition of the historical marginalization and mistreatment of the Roma people, and the continuation of the organization’s work to combat the injustices committed against this vulnerable population in the Balkans.  “The short-term goal of …

New Partnership Matches Trained Community Sponsorship Groups with Ukrainians in Need of Resettlement in the United States

November 2, 2022

For Immediate Release: November 2, 2022 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org New Partnership Matches Trained Community Sponsorship Groups with Ukrainians in Need of Resettlement in the United States New York City – CWS and Welcome.US today announced a new joint-initiative that will connect Ukrainians in need of safety with CWS-supported sponsorship groups in the United States via the Welcome Connect platform. Through the …

CWS Honors Six Afghan Community Leaders for Role Welcoming Afghan Arrivals

October 26, 2022

New York City—This evening, October 26th, Church World Service will honor six Afghans in American communities across the nation who are giving back and helping refugees fleeing the Taliban find safety in the United States. The six will be presented with the 2022 Champions for Change Award as part of CWS’s annual Benefit for Change gala in Manhattan. These Champions …

CWS Welcomes Humanitarian Protections for Venezuelans, Expresses Concern over Expansion of Title 42

October 13, 2022

Washington, D.C.—CWS today welcomed reports that the Biden Administration is planning on launching a humanitarian parole program for Venezuelans with U.S. ties seeking safety at ports of entry in the United States. The organization expresses concern, however, by additional reports that White House will be expanding Title 42, an unnecessary and harmful public health policy, that will negatively impact the …