80 Years of Welcome: Celebrating A Legacy
Since 1939, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service has welcomed the most vulnerable refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants to our communities with open hearts.
LIRS has welcomed more than 500,000 refugees and migrants
For 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.
Through the Long Welcome, we help ensure that refugees and migrants are protected, embraced, and empowered in a world of just and welcoming communities.
LIRS was founded