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Executive Order Keeps Families Together, But Jails Children and Families Indefinitely

STATEMENT – Executive Order Keeps Families Together, But Jails Children and Families Indefinitely For Immediate Release: June 20, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT: Danielle Bernard dbernard@lirs.org ; 410-230-2888 WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an Executive Order announced today, President Trump signaled a halt to the practice of family separation, opting to implement indefinite family detention of children and families crossing the border between points of entry. Having vocally... Read More
at Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service Urges Congress to Protect Children & Families

STATEMENT – Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service Urges Congress to Protect Children & Families For Immediate Release: June 18, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT: Danielle Bernard dbernard@lirs.org ; 410-230-2888 WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congress is slated to vote on two immigration bills that would have devastating impacts on the welfare of children by prolonging their detention and reducing their ability to seek safety in the United States. Lutheran... Read More
at Monday, June 18, 2018

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

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, DC  – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a statement yesterday announcing a significant increase in border apprehension numbers for December 2017. These numbers indicate a slow and steady monthly increase of unaccompanied children and families fleeing Central American countries and seeking safety... Read More
Posted by Naman Nepal at Wednesday, January 10, 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

STATEMENT – Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (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 Perry Sacks psacks@mrss.com ; 908-917-7097 WASHINGTON, DC  – 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 Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), one of the largest refugee resettlement agencies in the country, is deeply troubled by this decision. The CAM... Read More
Posted by Naman Nepal at Thursday, November 9, 2017