World Refugee day 2019

Join us in Celebrating Refugees!

June 20th is World Refugee Day – a time when we acknowledge the overwhelming adversity faced by the more than 68 million displaced people worldwide.  At LIRS,  it is our prerogative that these vulnerable individuals are protected, embraced, and empowered in a world of just and welcoming communities. 

Join us this week in celebrating the incredible resilience and contributions of refugees in America – and remembering those overseas who look to us for protection. 

Explore this interactive page to learn more about refugees, to advocate for compassionate policy solutions, to share and uplift their voices and to support our work with this vulnerable community.

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Action Alert!

Urge Congress and the President to raise the refugee ceiling to 95,000 in the coming year.

2019 Report

Read the latest report detailing RCUSA’s findings of the impact of recent refugee policy.

LIRS has a history of mobilizing engaged Americans to create powerful grassroots change behind the scenes, and advocates like you are at the heart of this work. Leveraging your power as a voter and constituent may seem like a small task, but for the people we serve, a phone call can make a big difference. 

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Share Their Stories

The MAkano Family Story:

Awn Sian Mung's Story:

“When I think back on my life – and the time before I came to America – I feel like I’m sleeping. Like I have a dream within my dream and I see the lights coming in…

I am from Myanmar (Burma). But I am not Burmese…”


“I was resettled to VA in 2014 as a refugee with my three minor daughters.

Since that time, my husband has been waiting in Jordan in immigration limbo, hoping to reunite with us in the U.S…”

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