Last week, Church World Services, one of 10 U.S. Govt. contractors for the resettlement of refugees sent out a call to action to its constituents (presumably some of these are refugees and people employed by CWS!) to call Senators to support the so-called Immigration Reform legislation.
The Rev. Joe Roberson, who heads CWS’s immigration and refugee resettlement program in NYC, asked that people take 5 minutes while they can still influence their Senators and urge support of the legislation. As we all know now, the “Secure Borders, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Reform Act” was rejected by a vast majority of the American people.
Are non-profit church groups allowed to lobby and are they using our tax dollars to do it? CWS received approximately $24 million from the Federal treasury last year.