LIRS Applauds Time Magazine for Acknowledging “The Guardians” with Time Person of the Year Award For Immediate Release: December 11, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT: Danielle … Read more
BREAKING: President Trump Signs Presidential Proclamation to Bar Certain Refugees from Seeking Asylum in U.S. For Immediate Release: November 9, 2018 Media Contact: Danielle Bernard … Read more
The staff at LIRS is deeply saddened by the tragedy in Pittsburgh and the lives of faithful people lost in a terrible act of hate. Our prayers go out to their families and the Pittsburgh community in their grief. We also extend our love and prayers to our colleagues at HIAS and the Jewish community that was targeted. We will continue to stand for welcome as an expression of our faith.
LIRS and USCCB/MRS released a report today entitled Serving Separated and Reunited Families: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward to Promote Family Unity. The report documents the work of Lutheran and Catholic agencies who assisted the Administration with reuniting separated families during the month of July and provides recommendations for a more humane way forward.
Today, President Trump formally authorized the reduction of the U.S. refugee admissions ceiling to a historic low, limiting refugee admission to just 30,000 for the new fiscal year.
Today, the administration announced its intentions to set the annual admissions ceiling for refugees at 30,000 – the lowest ceiling in the history of U.S. refugee resettlement.
Indefinite detention presents a threat to basic family values and human dignity; it ignores the United States’ own child welfare standards that call for individuals to be placed in the least restrictive setting and the right to be processed expeditiously.
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is pleased to announce it has received a $25,000 Opportunity for All grant from The Starbucks Foundation. These funds will support the “Empowering Refugee Youth” project, a program to provide refugee youth with professional career skills and opportunities to increase access to meaningful employment.
Press Statement:270 Bipartisan Elected Officials Urge President Trump to Admit at Least 75,000 Refugees Next Year For Immediate Release August 9, 2018 Press Contacts: Amnesty … Read more