One year ago, on April 6, the Administration passed the zero-tolerance policy, ushering in a wave of family separation that shattered the lives of thousands of children and parents at our border.
My America… Transforms Fear into Welcome Elizabeth SaLDANA The family reunification program was such an eye opener on the devastation that the zero-tolerance immigration policy … Read more
My America… Is a Shining Light — Ginny Fitchett For over eight years, I’ve worked to serve unaccompanied kids and families at LIRS. And in that time, the … Read more
My America… Empowers Children to Thrive — Ana Iris De Los Santos by Ana Iris de Los Santos Having worked in child welfare for 5 … Read more
My America… As a hardworking single mother — Huda Abdulhameed I was resettled to VA in 2014 as a refugee with my three minor daughters. … Read more
My America… Is a Place Where all people can be free — Awn Sian Mung When I think back on my life – and the … Read more
My America… Is Called Home — Selena besirevic Home. It takes only four letters to write the word, but for some, it takes a lifetime … Read more
As part of our mission to stand with refugees and migrants, LIRS works to empower refugees and LIRS network partners to engage in advocacy on both local and national levels. This year, LIRS decided to develop the program further by bringing the MRLA closer to the ground by hosting a number of local, state-level events in Georgia, New Hampshire, Texas, Ohio, and Nebraska.