Press Releases

“Ration Challenge” Asks Americans to Eat the Same Rations as Refugees

May 6, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 6, 2019 “Ration Challenge” Asks Americans to Eat the Same Rations as Refugees in New National Campaign for Refugee Awareness “Every time I open up a can of sardines, I am taken back to my childhood in refugee camps”- former refugee New York, NY—Launching for the first time in the United States, the global Ration Challenge …

CWS Denounces Trump’s Plan to Dismantle Asylum Protections for Families Seeking Safety

April 30, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 30th, 2019  CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-795-9430   CWS Denounces Trump’s Plan to Dismantle Asylum Protections for Families Seeking Safety Decimating access to protection, charging a fee for asylum protection, and restricting asylum seekers’ ability to provide for their families is heartless and un-American Washington, D.C.  –  In an April 29th memorandum, President Trump ordered the Department of Homeland Security and …

New Study Finds Children of Incarcerated Parents in Latin America and the Caribbean Face Violence, Social Isolation and Discrimination

April 29, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 29, 2019 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 212.870.2188 Washington, D.C.— Church World Service today released a new study titled “Childhood That Matters,” which details the harmful impacts of drug policy on children of incarcerated parents in Latin America and the Caribbean. The study finds that children of incarcerated parents (COIP) are often exposed to multiple forms of violence, …

CWS Denounces Trump Administration’s Unwillingness to Meet Its Refugee Resettlement Goal

April 1, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2019 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.733.5151 TAKE ACTION NOW CWS Denounces Trump Administration’s Unwillingness to Meet Its Refugee Resettlement Goal Halfway through the fiscal year, refugee admissions lag far behind where they should be Washington, D.C. – Church World Service today denounced the administration for failing to keep pace with its own fiscal year 2019 refugee …

CWS Richmond Office to Close in September 2019

March 29, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2019 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org CWS Richmond Office to Close in September 2019 CWS will continue to advocate with refugees and immigrants in Virginia to rebuild the U.S. refugee resettlement program Richmond, VA—Church World Service today announced that its refugee resettlement office in Richmond, Virginia will be closing at the end of September at the close of the …