Press Releases

Supreme Court’s Decision to Allow Implementation of Asylum Ban Will Threaten Lives

September 11, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 6, 2019 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.750.0960   Supreme Court’s Decision to Allow Implementation of Asylum Ban Will Threaten Lives Faith community demands restoration of asylum protections for the vulnerable at our doorstep In response to reports that the Supreme Court will allow the Trump administration to implement its asylum ban while litigation continues, Church World Service President and CEO Rev. John L. …

CWS Responds to New York Times Report on Administration’s Plan to Dismantle Refugee Resettlement Program

September 6, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 6, 2019 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.750.0960 CWS Responds to New York Times Report on Administration’s Plan to Dismantle Refugee Resettlement Program Stephen Miller is bent on single-handedly changing the character of our nation Washington, D.C. – In response to the New York Times report today that administration officials have again proposed drastically reducing and even zeroing …

More than 500 Religious Leaders and Faith-Based Organizations Demand Restoration of the U.S. Refugee Program

August 23, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 23, 2019         CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org More than 500 Religious Leaders and Faith-Based Organizations Demand Restoration of the U.S. Refugee Program Washington, D.C. – Today, CWS joined 403 religious leaders and 108 faith-based organizations from across the United States and faith traditions to send a letter to the Trump administration demanding a restoration of the life-saving and bipartisan refugee resettlement program to historic norms. …

CWS Outraged by Trump Administration Proposal to Allow State and Local Governments to Discriminate Against Refugees and Halt Refugee Resettlement

August 21, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 22, 2019 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960 CWS Outraged by Trump Administration Proposal to Allow State and Local Governments to Discriminate Against Refugees and Halt Refugee Resettlement Reports illustrate further attempts to ban refugees from U.S. communities Washington, D.C. – Today, reports surfaced that the Trump administration is weighing a new discriminatory proposal that would allow states and localities to stop refugees from …

Administration’s Flores Rule is Illegal and Unjustifiably Cruel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 21, 2019 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   Administration’s Flores Rule is Illegal and Unjustifiably Cruel Congress must act to end child and family incarceration, protect children from further irreparable harm    Washington, D.C. – CWS today strongly condemned the Trump administration’s final Flores rule that will dismantle child protections and harm immigrant families – even as …