Immigrant and Refugee Rights

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Building stronger communities

CWS is deeply committed to immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers and other forcibly displaced persons. Through both direct service and advocacy, we stand with immigrants and refugees, together building stronger, more welcoming communities.

Our advocacy is driven by our experience on the ground. We work in solidarity with impacted communities and in partnership with other faith-based and immigrant rights partners. Our policy positions are formed by the expertise, insight and concerns of our international and domestic programs.

CWS advocates with the U.S. Congress and Administration for policies to reunite separated families, help displaced persons abroad, resettle and integrate refugees and ensure that the rights of immigrants are respected.

By working with our local offices, affiliates and partners, we build grassroots movements in support of the rights of immigrants and refugees at the local, state and national levels.

Stand with immigrant families

The U.S. Congress is considering legislative proposals that would be harmful to immigrants and those seeking protection from harm. Tell your elected officials that you care.

Take a stand!

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Contact

Jen Smyers

Associate Director, Immigration & Refugee Policy

jsmyers@cwsglobal.org

Rev. Noel Andersen

National Grassroots Coordinator

nandersen@cwsglobal.org