Church World Service works alongside our supporters to make sure Congress and the White House do what’s right. Without you, real change isn’t possible. Through your calls to action, we make a difference for those who need it most and ensure we live up to our promise as a nation.
Contact our CWS Durham Refugee Community Organizer, Valeria Vizcaino, to learn more about our work and learn how you can join in on refugee and immigrant advocacy work in the Triangle area.
TAKE ACTION: Urge Congress to Welcome Refugees & Support Newcomers, Reject Harmful Anti-Asylum Restrictions during End-Of-Year Legislative Negotiations
As we near the end of the year, we are entering a particularly important time for advocacy efforts on behalf of refugees and newcomers. The House and Senate have just weeks left before the December in-district period (“recess”) when they leave town, and negotiations are ramping up regarding a potential emergency supplemental funding package, full-year funding (“appropriations”) bills, and other …
TAKE ACTION: Urge Congress to Support the Montagnard Community
Join us during Montagnard Advocacy Day on November 30, when advocates and Montagnard community leaders are traveling to Washington, D.C. to meet with their Senators and Representatives and urging them to support persecuted and displaced Montagnards in Vietnam and Thailand. Even if you are not traveling to D.C. in person, you can still make your voices heard. The indigenous peoples …
TAKE ACTION: Urge Congress to Fund Refugee & Newcomer Inclusion and Restore Needed Services for Ukrainian and Afghan Neighbors
On November 15, Congress passed a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the government funded, for certain federal agencies through January 19, 2024 and others through February 2, 2024, as negotiations continue over an emergency supplemental funding package and full-year FY 2024 appropriations. Although we are encouraged that the November 15th CR did not entrench further anti-asylum, anti-border provisions, the …
Refugee Council USA
RCUSA promotes efforts to protect and welcome refugees, asylees, asylum-seekers, and other forcibly displaced populations.
RCUSA is a diverse coalition advocating for just and humane laws and policies, and the promotion of dialogue and communication among government, civil society, and those who need protection and welcome.