U.S. Refugee Resettlement
Around the world more than 25 million refugees—over half of whom are children—have fled
conflict and persecution and remain in desperate need of a safe place to call home. For the most vulnerable among them, resettlement to a safe country is their best hope for finding safety and building a future for their children.
Since CWS began its work responding to the devastation of World War II, we have helped refugee families rebuild their lives in the United States. Through partnership with local communities and congregations we ensure each arriving family is met with a warm welcome and provided with the services they need to thrive and become valued members of their new communities.
Welcoming refugees and helping get a strong start in the United States is good for all of us. Refugees overwhelmingly give back to the communities that welcome them, opening businesses, volunteering and becoming actively engaged citizens.
CWS Urges Biden Administration to Admit 200K Refugees in Fiscal Year 2022
For Immediate Release: September 7, 2021 Media Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 …