Last updated on: 2/5/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Church World Service Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Church World Service expresses support for immigration reform that creates a path to citizenship, regardless of age, for our undocumented community members.”

“Stop the Anti-immigrant ‘SAVE Act’ – Call or Write your U.S. Representative Now,” www.churchworldservice.org, accessed June 4, 2008

Description:

“Founded in 1946, Church World Service is a cooperative ministry of 35 Protestant, Orthodox, and Anglican denominations, providing sustainable self-help and development, disaster relief, and refugee assistance in some 80 countries. Within the United States, Church World Service assists communities in responding to disasters, resettles refugees, promotes fair national and international policies, provides educational resources, and offers opportunities to join a people-to-people network of local and global caring through participation in CROP Hunger Walks, the Tools & Blankets Program, and the CWS Kits Program.”

“About CWS,” www.churchworldservice.org, accessed June 4, 2008

Mission:

“Christians working together with partners to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world.”

“Mission Statement,” www.churchworldservice.org, accessed June 4, 2008

Other:
Religious cooperative ministry