Press Releases

CWS Decries Rise of Anti-Asian Violence, Mourns Lives Lost in Georgia

March 18, 2021

For Immediate Release March 18, 2021 CWS Decries Rise of Anti-Asian Violence, Mourns Lives Lost in Georgia CWS is committed to working together with AAPI communities to combat systemic racism Washington, DC– In response to the horrific attacks at spas in North Georgia killing eight individuals, including six Asian women, and the rising tide of racially motivated violence and hate …

CWS Urges the House of Representatives to Pass the American Dream and Promise Act as an Important First Step for Permanent Protections for Immigrant Youth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2021 CONTACT: Bilal Askaryar | baskaryar@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   CWS Urges the House of Representatives to Pass the American Dream and Promise Act as an Important First Step for Permanent Protections for Immigrant Youth CWS urges Congress to swiftly advance inclusive legislation that provides a permanent pathway to citizenship for all immigrants without discriminating against …

CWS Hails Anniversary of 1980 Refugee Act, Expresses Deep Frustration with Delay in Increasing Refugee Arrivals, Calls on Administration, Congress for Restoration of Lifesaving Resettlement Program and Asylum System

March 17, 2021

Washington, D.C.—Church World Service today celebrated the anniversary of the signing of the Refugee Act of 1980 and called on President Biden to sign a revised refugee admissions goal of 62,500 for FY 2021 as soon as possible. Forty-one years ago Congress passed the landmark legislation establishing the U.S. refugee resettlement program and firmly placing into law the United States’ …

Church World Service on Protecting Black Immigrants and Asylum Seekers From Deportation, Expulsion, Family Separation

March 12, 2021

Washington, D.C.—Church World Service today calls on the Biden Administration and Congress to take immediate action to protect Black immigrants and asylum seekers from deportation, expulsion, and family separation. The call comes as more than 18 flights have departed since February 1st, expelling over one thousand Haitians, including at least 270 children, as well as other immigrants from Cameroon and …

American Dream and Promise Act is a Welcome First Step for Immigrant Youth

Bilal Askaryar | March 4, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2021 CONTACT: Bilal Askaryar | baskaryar@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960   American Dream and Promise Act is a Welcome First Step for Immigrant Youth CWS urges Congress to advance inclusive legislation that provides a permanent pathway to citizenship for all immigrants without discriminating against our Black and Brown immigrant neighbors.   Washington, DC—In response to the reintroduction …