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.
Senators Lankford, Leahy Call on White House to Extend Visas and Resettlement Approvals During COVID-19
Washington, D.C. — Church World Service today applauded the efforts of Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) for their leadership in supporting refugees and Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) recipients during the time of COVID-19. Their leadership came in the form of a letter calling on the Trump Administration to extend visas and approvals so that securely vetted individuals …
The Church with a Heart in the Heart of Nashua
Who knew that when a church hosts a Blanket Sunday for CWS it could come back and help them support their own community? Well, that is what happened at Main Street United Methodist Church in Nashua, NH. “We used to think of CWS Blankets going all over the world but now I see some are used here in the United …
CWS Responds to Arguments in Case Challenging Executive Order Allowing State and Local Officials To Block Refugee Resettlement
CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org Greenbelt, MD –This morning the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland heard arguments in the case filed by CWS, HIAS and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services challenging the Trump Administration’s Executive Order allowing state and local officials to stop refugees from being resettled in their jurisdictions. CWS Senior Vice President for the Immigration and Refugee Program …