Press Releases

CWS Welcomes Vital Protections for Cameroonians, Calls on Biden Administration to Extend Same to Others at Risk of Return

April 15, 2022

Washington, D.C.—Church World Service today welcomed news from the Biden administration designating Temporary Protected Status for Cameroonians already in the United States. The announcement, which comes after years of widespread calls for action as Cameroon faces multiple humanitarian crises and ongoing armed conflict, will protect Cameroonians in the United States from being forcibly returned to danger. CWS notes that as …

Humanitarian Parole Program for Displaced Ukrainians Must Include Robust Protection and Support Services

April 12, 2022

CWS urges the Biden administration to provide families fleeing Ukraine with access to refugee resettlement services Washington, DC — In response to reports that the Biden administration is considering a parole program to expedite welcoming displaced Ukrainians with U.S. ties, CWS urges the administration to maximize the use of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) and other immigrant pathways to …

CWS Applauds the Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States

April 7, 2022

Washington, D.C.—Church World Service today celebrated the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Jackson, a daughter of a law enforcement family who has a distinguished career as a public defender and judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the …

End of Discriminatory Title 42 Policy a Welcome Step Towards Restoring Asylum, but Expulsions Must End Immediately

April 1, 2022

Washington, D.C.—CWS today welcomed an overdue announcement by the Biden administration to end the inhumane Title 42 policy. Misused under the false pretense of public health, the policy was put in place by President Trump and continued by President Biden, has expelled over 1.7 million vulnerable individuals seeking refuge at the southern border, without due process. The policy caused much …

Welcoming 100K Ukrainian Refugees Honors U.S. Promise for Bold Leadership, Requires Investment in U.S. Resettlement for All Vulnerable Refugees

March 24, 2022

Washington, D.C.—CWS today praised President Biden’s decision to welcome one hundred thousand Ukrainians, as escalation of hostilities have forced more than 3 million refugees to flee Ukraine. The move—which comes amid the worst refugee crisis in global history with more than 31 million refugees worldwide—is a life-saving step toward protection and is in the spirit of welcome that has long …