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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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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My America… From Refugee to CEO — Krish O’Mara Vignarajah My name is Krish Vignarajah and I’m honored to join the LIRS family as its…
My America… As a hardworking single mother — Huda Abdulhameed I was resettled to VA in 2014 as a refugee with my three minor daughters….
My America… Opened The Doors To Love — Basel Mousslly Before I met Rana, I had never even thought about going to the United States. I…
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