Press Releases

CWS on the Passing of Ruth Bader Ginsberg

September 18, 2020

Washington, D.C.—In response to the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, and second woman ever appointed to the highest level of the Judicial Branch, Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO of Church World Service issued the following statement: “A resolute protector of the marginalized, a tireless guard of the liberties of our …

CWS Condemns TPS Termination, Which Could lead to Family Separation & Deportation of Hundreds of Thousands in the United States

September 14, 2020

CWS urges Trump Administration to reinstate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Sudan, Haiti and Nepal for at least 18 months, and calls for a legislative solution Washington, D.C.—CWS today condemned a ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit allowing the Trump Administration to end the Temporary Protective Status Program (TPS) for …

Church World Service on Kenosha

September 1, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Church World Service today condemned white supremacist violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and the subsequent excuse of such violence by the White House. The brutal violence towards Mr. Jacob Blake and the ensuing murder of two other protestors and the wounding  of another by the racist vigilante in Kenosha has fanned the flames of racial tensions and protest across the …

New Research Shows Essentiality of Immigrants to Shenandoah Valley, Virginia

Christopher Plummer | August 18, 2020

CWS urges the Virginia General Assembly to support an inclusive agenda in 2021 to strengthen immigrant and refugees’ workforce development opportunities. Shenandoah Valley, VA– CWS welcomes new research by New American Economy highlighting how immigrants serve in essential industries and carry out vital roles that keep Shenandoah Valley functioning. The new report reveals that immigrants comprise more than 28.6% of …

CWS Applauds Passage of NO BAN Act in the House of Representatives

July 22, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 22, 2020 CONTACT: Bilal Askaryar | baskaryar@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960 Today’s vote is a first step in undoing the harm of the administration’s Muslim, African and Refugee Bans Washington, DC: Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the NO BAN Act, introduced by Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), considered as part of H.R.2486. The NO BAN Act upholds …