Immigration

Immigration: 2010 Rally in D.C.
Participants in a 2010 rally for immigrants' right in Washington, D.C. Photo: Carol Fouke-Mpoyo

Each year, CWS touches the lives of thousands of immigrants through direct service, and many more indirectly through its work for public policies that recognize the value of immigrants to our nations and communities.

Direct assistance includes:

  • Immigration Legal Services, whether helping an immigrant or refugee who meets the requirements apply for U.S. citizenship, or an eligible DREAMer apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
  • Religious Services Program, which provides immigration detainees in federally operated facilities with spiritual care for in their own faith traditions.

CWS also works for public policies that are fair and help reinforce welcome for our nation’s millions of newest neighbors – both immigrants and refugees at the national, state and local level.

Legal Services

A growing number of CWS offices and affiliates provide immigration legal services, assisting immigrants and refugees to apply for a broad range of immigration benefits. >>

Religious Services

Through the Religious Services Program, CWS provides culturally and religiously pluralistic spiritual care to detainees in three government-administered immigration detention centers. >>

A Matter of Faith

Faith motivated groups to found CWS in 1946 in response to hunger and displacement following World War II. It continues to provide an ethic for our service today. >>

Take Action

Through both direct service and advocacy, CWS stands with immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers and other forcibly displaced persons, together building stronger, more welcoming communities. >>


CWS is an equal opportunity employer / program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.