Press Releases

Church World Service Praises Introduction of Refugee Protection Act

November 21, 2019

For Immediate Release: November 21, 2019 Church World Service Praises Introduction of Refugee Protection Act CWS urges all Members of Congress to cosponsor this legislation, protect refugees and asylum seekers. Washington, D.C. – Church World Service today praised the introduction of the Refugee Protection Act of 2019, legislation that would restore U.S. leadership in refugee protection and resettlement. The Act …

CWS Challenges Trump Administration’s Executive Order Allowing State and Local Officials to Block Refugee Resettlement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                    November 21, 2019 FAITH-BASED REFUGEE HUMANITARIAN GROUPS FILE CHALLENGE TO TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S EXECUTIVE ORDER ALLOWING STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS TO BLOCK REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT Church World Service, HIAS and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service are co-plaintiffs in new lawsuit (Greenbelt, MD) – Today, three refugee resettlement agencies, Church World Service (CWS), HIAS and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee …

Church World Service Calls for Passage of the Green Climate Fund Authorization Act

November 5, 2019

For Immediate Release: November 5, 2019 Media Contact: media@cwsglobal.org Church World Service Calls for Passage of the Green Climate Fund Authorization Act Washington, D.C. — Church World Service today called on Congress to immediately pass the Green Climate Fund Authorization Act of 2019, legislation necessary to protecting vulnerable populations from the disastrous effects of climate change. Introduced by Representative Adriano …

Inhumane Presidential Determination Banning Refugees is Signed

November 2, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 2, 2019 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   Inhumane Presidential Determination Banning Refugees is Signed Historic low admissions goal will dismantle the life-saving refugee program and America’s legacy of welcome New York City–Last night President Trump signed his discriminatory and cruel Fiscal Year 2020 refugee admissions goal that will cap admissions at 18,000 and limit arrivals based …

New Deal for New Americans Act Would Ensure Return to Global, Moral Leadership on Refugee Resettlement

October 30, 2019

Washington, D.C. — Church World Service today applauded the introduction of new House legislation that would strengthen support for immigrants and refugees. The New Deal for New Americans Act would establish a National Office on New Americans; create federally-funded programs for English language learning and workforce development; restore U.S. leadership on refugee protection and resettlement; raise the refugee admissions to …