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.
CWS Urges Biden Administration to Admit 200K Refugees in Fiscal Year 2022
For Immediate Release: September 7, 2021 Media Contact: email@example.com New York City– In response to the growing humanitarian needs for at-risk Afghans and other humanitarian crises, Church World Service today urges the Biden Administration to set a refugee admissions goal of 200,000 for Fiscal Year 2022 beginning October 1st. “The refugee resettlement program was built for moments such as these. …
CWS Praises Introduction of “WELCOMED Act” As Important Step to Welcome Afghans
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 3, 2021 Washington D.C. – Church World Service today celebrated the introduction of the WELCOMED Act, bipartisan legislation which would allow our Afghan allies and friends to access the critical services they need to rebuild their lives in their new home. “Thousands of Afghans who left everything behind in search of safety are arriving in our …
EMERGENCY: SUPPORT NEWLY-ARRIVING AFGHANS
In the coming weeks, tens of thousands of Afghans will arrive in the United States. They are fleeing retribution or persecution from the Taliban and have one goal: to live in safety. It is in our power to help them obtain it. We have worked with newly-arriving Afghans for decades. As emergency evacuations from Kabul continue, an unprecedented number of …