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State of Immigration and Refugee Policy in a Divided Congress

January 29, 2019 @ 3:55 pm

This event has been canceled due to inclement weather.

What started as our 1st Annual Pre-State of the Union public policy panel and viewing has now evolved into a panel on the State of Immigration and Refugee Policy in a Divided Congress.

At a time when immigration and national security are front and center in our national debate, LIRS (Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service) is hosting a panel, in place of the postponed 2019 State of the Union, that will address issues like family reunification, refugee arrivals, DREAMERS, TPS, Special immigrants Visa holders, faith, and national security.

From the situation in Venezuela to the current shutdown of the U.S. Government, we are all seeking answers on how to do what is best for our communities and for our country. Don’t miss this opportunity to ask the questions and hear from our panel of experts.

  • What: State of Immigration and Refugee Policy in a Divided Congress
  • When: Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm (EST)
  • Where: Lutheran Church of Reformation, 212 East Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC 20003

Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

About the Panel

Our moderator is award winning independent journalist Maria Peña, who has dedicated the past three decades to cover these issues.

Our distinguished panelists include:

  • Louis E. Caldera, Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law and Senior Affiliate in the Program on Law and Government at American University Washington College of Law, and former U.S. Secretary of the Army
  • Joel Rubin, President of  the Washington Strategy Group and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs
  • M. Lucero Ortiz, Esq., Director of Legal Services at CARECEN DC
  • Jamil N. Jaffer, Founder of the National Security Institute, Adjunct Professor, and Director of National Security Law & Policy Program at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, and former Republican Majority Counsel for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Amy Reumann, Director for Advocacy at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
  • Mamadou Sy, Vice President of Refugee and Immigration Services at Lutheran Social Services National Capital Area

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Thank you for being part of our efforts to provide a voice to the most vulnerable.

We look forward to seeing you on January 29.


January 29, 2019
3:55 pm


Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service


Lutheran Church of Reformation
212 East Capitol St NE
Washington, DC, 20003 United States
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