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Our advocacy priorities are guided by our mission and informed by immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.

We work to bring attention to critical issues and demand actions from our government leaders, legislative offices, and administration officials. We depend on our faith partners, network affiliates, coalitions, and immigrant leaders to support and amplify our voices.

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LIRS Advocacy Alerts

2023 Policy Priorities

  • Build USRAP

    Build the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program’s (USRAP) capacity.

  • Provide Protection Pathways

    Provide protection pathways for persons displaced by climate disasters.

  • Safeguard Access to Asylum

    Safeguard access to asylum and expand community-based programming.

  • End Private Profiteering

    End private profiteering of immigration detention and surveillance of immigrants.

  • Ensure Safety of Afghans

    Ensure the safety & stability of newly arrived Afghans and enhance protections for Afghans who remain at risk abroad.

  • Protect and Reunify Families

    Secure the protection and welfare of unaccompanied children and increase efforts to reunify and strengthen immigrant families.

  • Strengthen Economic Integration

    Strengthen the economic integration of immigrants and refugees.

  • Fortify Access to Citizenship

    Fortify and broaden pathways of protection and access to citizenship for immigrants and refugees.

  • Provide Mental Healthcare

    Build capacity to provide mental health services for all immigrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers.

  • Bridge the Policy Gap

    Support state and local engagement and bridge the gap between state- and federal-level policy.

Take Action

  • Advocacy

    September 24, 2023

    DHS Extends and Redesignates TPS for Afghanistan

    LIRS commends The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for announcing a redesignation and extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Afghanistan for 18 months.

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  • Press Release · Refugee Resettlement

    September 29, 2023

    Biden Administration Keeps FY 2024 Refugee Cap at 125,000

    The White House today announced that President Biden has officially signed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Presidential Determination on refugee admissions, maintaining the annual cap at 125,000.

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  • Press Release

    September 24, 2023

    Biden Administration Extends, Redesignates Venezuela for TPS

    LIRS commends Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas for announcing the extension and redesignation of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months

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  • News

    August 23, 2023

    What is the CHNV Parole Program?

    The Biden administration opened a new program allowing certain nationals from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela to apply for entry to  the U.S. for a temporary stay of up to two years.

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  • Press Release

    August 15, 2023

    Two Years After U.S. Exit, Afghans Face Hardship at Home and Abroad

    Two years ago today, the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan culminated in its capturing of Kabul, prompting the United States military to conduct one of the largest airlifts in history. The two-week evacuation effort would ultimately bring approximately 77,000 at-risk Afghans to safety on U.S. soil; however, there are thought to be hundreds of thousands of U.S.-affiliated Afghans left behind in harm’s way as they await processing of their applications.

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  • Press Release · Immigration and Asylum

    August 4, 2023

    LIRS Appalled by Texas Immigrant Family Separations

    LIRS is deeply disturbed by new reports that Texas state troopers have separated dozens of migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border under the state’s Operation Lone Star.

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