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Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service Responds to Jeff Sessions Announcement on Immigration Enforcement Actions

STATEMENT – Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service Responds to Jeff Sessions Announcement on Immigration Enforcement Actions For Immediate Release: May 8, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT: Danielle Bernard dbernard@lirs.org; 410-230-2888 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), released the following statement in response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement of using family separation as a deterrence strategy for illegal border... Read More
at Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service Announces Interim CEO

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is excited to announce the appointment of Pat Nichols as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, effective Thursday, April 5, 2018. Nichols brings a deep understanding of nonprofit leadership through his position as President of Transition Leadership International, LLC. For more than 20 years, he has served as an Interim CEO to nonprofits facing strategic transitions. He has led transitions for organizations engaged in youth issues,... Read More
at Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Extending TPS for Syrians Without Re-Designation is a Missed Opportunity for the Administration to Show Humanitarian Leadership

STATEMENT – Extending TPS for Syrians Without Re-Designation is a Missed Opportunity for the Administration to Show Humanitarian Leadership        For Immediate Release: January 31, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT: Perry Sacks psacks@mrss.com ; 917-438-4619 Danielle Bernard dbernard@lirs.org ; 410-230-2888 WASHINGTON, D.C . – Linda Hartke, President and CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), one of the largest refugee resettlement... Read More
at Wednesday, January 31, 2018

LIRS Troubled by Administration’s Proposed Immigration Framework that Seeks to Exchange the DREAMers' Path to Citizenship for Immigration Policies that will Separate Families

STATEMENT – LIRS Troubled by Administration’s Proposed Immigration Framework that Seeks to Exchange the DREAMers' Path to Citizenship for Immigration Policies that will Separate Families For Immediate Release:... Read More
at Friday, January 26, 2018

LIRS Severely Disappointed in Congress for Allowing another Pointless Government Shutdown

STATEMENT – Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) Severely Disappointed in Congress for Allowing another Pointless Government Shutdown For Immediate Release: January 20, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT: Perry Sacks –  psacks@mrss.com ; 908-917-7097  Danielle Bernard –  dbernard@lirs.org ; 410-230-2888 WASHINGTON, D.C . – Linda Hartke, president and CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), one of... Read More
at Monday, January 22, 2018

LIRS Response to DHS Acting Press Secretary Statement on December Border Apprehension Numbers

STATEMENT  – LIRS Response to DHS Acting Press Secretary Statement on December Border Apprehension Numbers For Immediate Release: January 10 2018 MEDIA CONTACT:                      Perry Sacks – psacks@mrss.com ; 908-917-7097 Danielle Bernard - dbernard@lirs.org ; 410-230-2888 Washington, D.C. --The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a... Read More
at Wednesday, January 10, 2018

LIRS Condemns Administration’s Decision to End Life-Saving Central American Minors (CAM) Program, Placing Children from the Northern Triangle in Critical Danger

STATEMENT – LIRS Condemns Administration’s Decision to End Life-Saving Central American Minors (CAM) Program, Placing Children from the Northern Triangle in Critical Danger For Immediate Release: November 9, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT: Danielle Bernard dbernard@lirs.org ; 410-230-2888 WASHINGTON, D.C . – Last night, the U.S. State Department announced that it is ending the Central American Minors (CAM) refugee program as of tonight, November 9, 2017. Lutheran... Read More
at Thursday, November 9, 2017

Reports of Termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Program for Central Americans

STATEMENT – Reports of Termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Program for Central Americans For Immediate Release: November 4, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT: Danielle Bernard dbernard@lirs.org ; 410-230-2888 WASHINGTON, D.C . - Linda Hartke, president of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), one of the largest refugee resettlement agency in the U.S., released the following statement today following reports of the State Department’s recommendation to... Read More
at Saturday, November 4, 2017

Trump Administration’s Restrictions on Refugee Resettlement Leave Vulnerable Refugees at Risk

STATEMENT – Trump Administration’s Restrictions on Refugee Resettlement Leave Vulnerable Refugees at Risk                                                                  For Immediate Release: October 25, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT: Danielle Bernard dbernard@lirs.org ; 410-230-2888 WASHINGTON, D.C . - As... Read More
at Wednesday, October 25, 2017

LIRS Condemns Trump Administration’s Immigration Principles

STATEMENT – LIRS Condemns Trump Administration’s Immigration Principles For Immediate Release: October 9, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT:                      Danielle Bernard dbernard@lirs.org ; 410-230-2888 WASHINGTON, DC – Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) condemns the Trump Administration’s attempt to use DREAMers as leverage to call for a... Read More
at Monday, October 9, 2017

LIRS Responds to Historic Low Refugee Admissions Ceiling

STATEMENT – LIRS Responds to Historic Low Refugee Admissions Ceiling For Immediate Release: September 27, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT: Danielle Bernard dbernard@lirs.org ; 410-230-2888 WASHINGTON, D.C . – Today, it was reported that the Trump Administration intends to set the annual admissions ceiling for refugees at 45,000 for the coming fiscal year – the lowest goal since the start of the modern U.S. refugee admissions program in 1980. Lutheran Immigration and... Read More
at Wednesday, September 27, 2017