CWS is deeply committed to defending the rights and human dignity of immigrants and keeping families together, regardless of their immigration status. Through both direct service and advocacy, we stand with immigrants to build stronger, more welcoming communities.
The Trump Administration has weaponized anti-immigrant fears to justify and unprecedented campaign of cruelty against immigrants and asylum seekers: separating families, tear-gassing asylum seekers, detaining children and families in deplorable conditions, deploying ICE raids to destroy communities, ending temporary protected status for many vulnerable immigrant groups, and ripping protection away from Dreamers.
Through our work with #DefundHate, #HomeisHere, and impacted communities across the country CWS advocates for humane immigration policies that put people over politics, defend human rights and work to reunite separated families. By working with our affiliates and partners, we build grassroots movements in support of the rights of immigrants at the local, state and national levels.
Executive Order on Census Prioritizes Partisanship Over Community
Washington, D.C. – In response to President Trump’s Executive Order preventing undocumented immigrants in the United States from being counted in the apportionment base in the 2020 Census, John L. McCullough, President and CEO of Church World Service issued the following statement: “This order is illegal and unconstitutional, full stop. The census is one of the most important tools our …
Judge Kelly’s Decision to Strike Down Trump’s Second Asylum Ban Will Save Lives
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 1, 2020 CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org Judge Kelly’s Decision to Strike Down Trump’s Second Asylum Ban Will Save Lives Faith groups welcome today’s decision to reverse arbitrary third-country transit ban Washington, DC: CWS welcomes today’s decision by Judge Timothy Kelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia striking down President Trump’s second asylum ban. The cruel ban …
CWS MARKS WORLD REFUGEE DAY AND 40 YEARS OF 1980 REFUGEE ACT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2020 CONTACT: email@example.com CWS MARKS WORLD REFUGEE DAY AND 40 YEARS OF 1980 REFUGEE ACT “While we honor refugees on this day, we must also pledge our support for racial justice and anti-racism in word and deed.” New York, New York — On the occasion of World Refugee Day, a global holiday celebrating and honoring the …