Press Releases

CWS Praises Introduction of San Antonio Resolution as Important Step to Welcome Afghan Refugees in Texas

September 9, 2021

Washington, D.C.– Church World Service today celebrates that the San Antonio City Council introduced a new resolution welcoming Afghan refugees. The resolution was introduced by the San Antonio City Council on Thursday, September 9th. “This resolution is a critical step to honoring our promise to Afghan allies, their families, and other vulnerable refugees from the country,” said Ayesha Hassan, Texas …

CWS Urges Biden Administration to Admit 200K Refugees in Fiscal Year 2022

September 7, 2021

For Immediate Release: September 7, 2021 Media Contact: media@cwsglobal.org New York City– In response to the growing humanitarian needs for at-risk Afghans and other humanitarian crises, Church World Service today urges the Biden Administration to set a refugee admissions goal of 200,000 for Fiscal Year 2022 beginning October 1st.  “The refugee resettlement program was built for moments such as these. …

CWS Praises Introduction of “WELCOMED Act” As Important Step to Welcome Afghans

September 3, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 3, 2021  Washington D.C. – Church World Service today celebrated the introduction of the WELCOMED Act, bipartisan legislation which would allow our Afghan allies and friends to access the critical services they need to rebuild their lives in their new home. “Thousands of Afghans who left everything behind in search of safety are arriving in our …

Church World Service on the Withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Need to support Afghan Refugees

August 31, 2021

Washington, D.C.—Church World Service today called for continued support and evacuation of Afghan refugees following the final military flight leaving Kabul airport, completing the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Tens of thousands of vulnerable Afghans remain in the country, including men, women, and children, as well as those who served alongside the United States, who now are left in harm’s way. …

CWS Praises Introduction of Austin Resolution as Important Step to Welcome Afghan Refugees in Texas

August 25, 2021

Washington, D.C.– Church World Service today celebrates that the Austin City Council introduced a new resolution welcoming Afghan refugees. The resolution was introduced by Austin City Council on Thursday, August 26th. “This resolution is a critical step to honoring our promise to Afghan allies, their families, and other vulnerable refugees from the country,” said Ayesha Hassan, Texas Grassroots Organizer at …