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Asylum Seeker.
Immigrant. Refugee.

HUMAN.

Introducing Our New CEO

We are excited to announce the appointment of Krish O’Mara Vignarajah, former Policy Director to First Lady Michelle Obama, as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective February 13, 2019.

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About LIRS

LIRS has welcomed more than 500,000 refugees and migrants

For almost 80 years, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service has been a champion for refugees and migrants from around the globe.

Our legacy of compassionate service has made a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of people who have found safety and hope in America’s communities.

Our history reflects American Lutherans’ deep immigrant roots and passionate commitment to welcoming newcomers, especially those who are most in need. Through the Long Welcome, we help ensure that refugees and migrants are protected, embraced, and empowered in a world of just and welcoming communities.

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Our Impact

1939

LIRS was founded

5,900

Volunteers

500,000

Welcomed

100+

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