Call to Action: Your voice is needed today!

IMMEDIATE PRIORITY: contact your U.S.  senators as soon as possible  as a vote on HR 4038 is scheduled for Wednesday December 2nd. Please encourage your Senators to vote against the bill and to support the resettlement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees.


Last week, a number of Governors announced that they want to stop their states from resettling Syrian refugees. The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4038, The American Security against Foreign Enemies Act, which would grind to a halt the resettlement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees. These actions and the anti-refugee sentiment that has accompanied them, are morally reprehensible and go against who we are as a nation. It is critical that public officials hear from their constituents NOW as decisions are being made in the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and state governments that will drastically impact the lives of Syrian refugees.

Please take action TODAY:

  1. Call and Tweet your Representative, Senators, and Governors; and
  2. Follow Church World Service updates on Facebook.

(Click below to get the information you need!)



The Screening Process for Refugee Entry into the United States


Click the image to see all 9 steps

We are proud to introduce Sowdo’s Story, produced by one of CRIS’s partners, Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM), which features CRIS staff member, Sowdo Mohamud.  Join EMM’s awareness campaign, #ShareTheJourney.

Sowdo’s Story from Episcopal Migration Ministries on Vimeo.


CRIS’ 5K Run4Refugees – April 26, 2014

CRIS thanks all of our 200+ participants, as well as our sponsors, donors, and supporters who were a part of making this year’s Run4Refugees a huge success!

We can’t wait to see you all again next year.


Bhutanese Refugees in the United States

Family Reunification