Refugees and Immigrants
Every two seconds someone in the world is forced to leave their home and everything they know. With the threat of violence, persecution or disaster knocking on their door they make the only choice they can to find safety—they run.
In recent years fewer and fewer of the 70 million people who are forcibly displaced have access to the protection they need to rebuild their lives. Many nations that are hosting asylum seekers and refugees—including the United States at our southern border—deny them access to fundamental rights and critical services or have effectively closed their borders.
We believe every family has the right to live in safety and dignity. That is why we welcome refugees and asylum seekers with open hearts and helping hands. Faith leaders and refugee communities lift their voices to advocate for better policies, and by standing in solidarity, we are helping keep immigrant families together. Whether through the U.S. asylum system or refugee resettlement program here at home, or by aiding communities overseas, we help the vulnerable build lives free from fear.
First-Ever Partnerships Created Among Service Organizations and Resettlement Agency to Resettle Afghan Families
For Immediate Release: January 18, 2022 First-Ever Partnerships Created Among Service Organizations and Resettlement Agency to Resettle Afghan Families Church World Service and Welcome.US to partner with diverse service and relief organizations, including Islamic Relief USA, Lions Clubs International, and Samaritan’s Purse to resettle thousands of Afghans WASHINGTON, DC – Today CWS, Welcome.US, and iconic service and relief organizations with …
CWS Urges Senate to Disregard Parliamentarian Opinion and Support the Rights of Immigrants in Our Communities
For Immediate Release: December 17, 2021 Media Contact: email@example.com CWS Urges Senate to Disregard Parliamentarian Opinion and Support the Rights of Immigrants in Our Communities Washington, DC –In response to Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough opinion issued today on the Build Back Better bill recommending against including deportation relief and work permits, CWS urges the Senate to uphold these provisions and …
A Warm Welcome to The Inn for Asylum Seekers in Arizona
On Monday, November 15, our border services team met Daniela* and Luis* at The Inn in Tucson, Arizona. The Inn is a shelter for asylum seekers, and Daniela and Luis had been there for four days with their three children. The family was hoping to find a way to pay for their transportation from Tucson to Chicago and had been …