Press Releases

Implementation of a Trump-era Transit Ban Would Endanger Lives, Fail to Honor Promises from Campaign Trail

December 14, 2022

Washington, D.C.—Following new reports that the Biden administration is in the final stages of implementing Stephen Miller-style, life-threatening, immoral, and harmful anti-asylum policies, CWS today called on the White House to immediately reverse course and commit to a border policy rooted in compassion and empathy. The proposed implementation would block asylum seekers fleeing violence and persecution from seeking safety in …

CWS: Resurrection of Trump-era Asylum Transit Ban is Unacceptable

December 9, 2022

Washington, D.C.—CWS today denounced recent reports that the Biden administration is considering immoral and harmful anti-asylum policies that would block asylum seekers fleeing violence and persecution from seeking safety in the United States. Alarmingly, the proposal could resurrect the asylum transit ban that would force migrants pursuing the legal right to seek asylum to remain in danger in a third …

CWS Welcomes Court Decision to Vacate Title 42, Calls for End of All Anti-Asylum Policies

November 16, 2022

Washington, D.C.—On Tuesday, District Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled against the continuation of Title 42, the inhumane and unlawful policy begun under President Trump and that has continued under the Biden administration. Title 42 was used to expel millions of vulnerable individuals seeking refuge at the southern border without due process, and under the false pretense of public health. CWS welcomes …

CWS Announces Launch of Program to Aid Ukrainian Roma Refugees in Moldova

November 15, 2022

New York–Church World Service proudly launched a new vital program to support inclusivity, equity and connectivity for Roma-Ukrainian refugees living in Moldova. The launch follows CWS’ recognition of the historical marginalization and mistreatment of the Roma people, and the continuation of the organization’s work to combat the injustices committed against this vulnerable population in the Balkans.  “The short-term goal of …

New Partnership Matches Trained Community Sponsorship Groups with Ukrainians in Need of Resettlement in the United States

November 2, 2022

For Immediate Release: November 2, 2022 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org New Partnership Matches Trained Community Sponsorship Groups with Ukrainians in Need of Resettlement in the United States New York City – CWS and Welcome.US today announced a new joint-initiative that will connect Ukrainians in need of safety with CWS-supported sponsorship groups in the United States via the Welcome Connect platform. Through the …