Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Fwd: We Will Always Welcome Refugees

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From: "CWS Lancaster" <>
Date: Dec 16, 2015 7:29 PM
Subject: We Will Always Welcome Refugees
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We Will Always Welcome Refugees.

It is a good day for refugee resettlement!

We're pleased to announce that the Omnibus package agreed to by House and Senate leadership does not contain any policy riders that would halt or delay the resettlement of Syrian or Iraqi refugees. CWS's statement regarding the Omnibus can be found at

This is a welcomed relief, and credit is due to intense advocacy directed to our local and national policy makers. Education and awareness about the importance of refugee resettlement, the powerful stories of refugees, and the welcome of communities across the country shines bright during these challenging times.  CWS- Lancaster applauds the power of your collective voice!

CWS is committed to rebuilding the public perception and political support for refugees, to continuing to advocate for policies that will improve the lives of refugees, to assuring funding increases that will provide refugees opportunities to thrive in their new lives, and to increasing community resources to adequately welcome refugees. There is much work to be done, but we will do it together and we will see progress as we continue to change lives through refugee protection and resettlement.

Thank you for your continued support. 

Most sincerely grateful, 

Sheila Mastropietro

CWS Lancaster Office Director 

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CWS Lancaster
Immigration and Refugee Program
308 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602

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