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Jul 18, 2014, 18:27 ET

As humanitarian crisis continues at the border; Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service Scales up Support Efforts

 As the humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied migrant children and families fleeing Central America and crossing the border into the U.S....

Jun 05, 2014, 18:30 ET

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service Receives $100,000 Grant from the LCMS

 The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) has recently granted $100,000 to Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service to support three key...

Jun 05, 2014, 18:30 ET

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service Receives $90,000 Grant from the ELCA

 Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded two project related grants totaling $90,000...

May 27, 2014, 10:21 ET

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service Announces National Advocacy Campaign to Support Unaccompanied Alien Children

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service today announced the launch of a national advocacy campaign, led by youth and young adults, to bring...

May 23, 2014, 14:00 ET

World Refugee Day Academy to be Held in Baltimore Event will convene over 50 former refugees

 As part of its 75th anniversary celebration, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) will host World Refugee Day Academy, a three-day...

May 21, 2014, 16:39 ET

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service to Host 75th Anniversary Gala

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) will celebrate its 75th anniversary by hosting the Walk of Courage Award Gala on Thursday, June 19,...

Mar 28, 2014, 11:47 ET

LIRS Welcomes Action on Immigration Reform

 Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) welcomes efforts in the House of Representatives to advance comprehensive immigration...

Nov 21, 2013, 12:27 ET

LIRS Convenes Lutheran Leaders in Conjunction with Miami NIIC 6

The crucial role of churches in building social connections for immigrants was reaffirmed this week as over 40 Lutheran leaders met in Miami...

Nov 13, 2013, 11:11 ET

LIRS Receives Langeloth Foundation Grant to Strengthen Community-based Alternatives to Immigration Detention

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $50,000 planning grant from the Langeloth Foundation...

Nov 04, 2013, 13:15 ET

LIRS Elects New Board Members as 75th Anniversary Celebration Draws Near

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), which will mark its 75th anniversary in 2014, today announced the election of four new board...

Oct 31, 2013, 12:11 ET

LIRS Helps U.S. Reach Refugee Admissions Target for First Time Since 1980

 Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) resettled over 10,000 refugees in fiscal year 2013, thereby contributing, as America's...

Oct 04, 2013, 11:57 ET

LIRS Welcomes House Immigration Reform Bill

Calls for Immediate Bipartisan Support and Action  Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) applauds the introduction of...

Sep 19, 2013, 12:19 ET

LIRS Invites Applications for Immigration Detention Visitation Ministry Grants

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) has announced that it will award grants of up to $2,500 to empower churches and organizations...

Aug 21, 2013, 12:28 ET

LIRS Welcomes Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Churchwide Assembly Resolutions, Actions for Immigration Reform

Delegates Establish June 22, 2014 as Refugee Sunday in Celebration of LIRS's 75th Anniversary Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)...

Jul 31, 2013, 11:23 ET

LIRS Releases Comprehensive Immigration Reform Mythbuster

 Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)  today releases its Comprehensive Immigration Reform Mythbuster, a unique infographic...

Jun 27, 2013, 17:59 ET

LIRS Hails Historic Immigration Reform Victory in the Senate!

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) welcomes today's landmark 68-32 vote by the Senate to pass the chamber's immigration reform bill,...

Jun 05, 2013, 07:01 ET

LIRS Walk of Courage Award Dinner to Honor Former Refugees for Community Leadership, Capitol Hill Advocacy

 On Wednesday, June 19, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) will hold the Walk of Courage Award Dinner to mark World Refugee Day....

May 22, 2013, 09:18 ET

Immigration Reform Victory in the Senate!

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) welcomes yesterday's landmark vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee to pass the bipartisan Gang of...

May 21, 2013, 12:14 ET

LIRS Welcomes Pro-Family Unity Amendments to Senate Immigration Reform Bill

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) supports moves by Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) to amend the Senate immigration reform bill, S.744,...

May 20, 2013, 11:50 ET

Move to Widen Indefinite Detention of Migrants Defies American and Christian Values

Senator Chuck Grassley's Amendment 53 to Senate Reform Bill Would Harm Families, Children  Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service...