Immigration detention breaks families apart and goes against our American values of welcome. Fortunately, there are leaders across the country who take time out to visit detainees, hold vigils, and fully welcome the stranger. I’m honored to share an interview today with Pastor Diakonda Gurning,... more
Advocates are focusing their attention on a variety of issues surrounding immigration reform as they continue to push for positive change in 2013. Visit our blog every Thursday for HEADLINES: Immigration. I’ll bring you all the most important and up-to-date news on the immigration... more
Today, I’d like to write about immigration detention, an issue that is close to my heart. LIRS and regular readers of this blog know that on any given day in the United States, the federal government holds approximately 34,000 migrants and refugees in more than 250 facilities sanctioned to detain... more
Higher, one of our units here at LIRS, is an example of how LIRS and our network come together to support and engage migrants. Today, I’m excited once again to share the best content and news from Higher’s blog. You can check back in two weeks for more top picks from the Higher blog.
Higher is... more
Now that Thanksgiving is over and leftovers fill the fridge, the season of gift hunting is upon us. As I look for presents for my friends and family, I find it important to keep in mind those who have less than I do.
Today is #GivingTuesday, when families, businesses, charities, and students... more
I'm grateful for the dedication and perseverance of our partners. When we work together, significant progress can be made in our country. Today, thanks to the work of various LIRS partners, significant changes to federal agency practice are being implemented that will help asylum seekers... more
In this National Action Alert, I'd like to update you on recent developments in connection with the Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV).
Last week, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) sparked concerns among advocates for the Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) programs. He proposed... more