I'm deeply grateful for the resounding support people of action and faith have shown migrant families and children.
Today, I'd like to share an op-ed by one of these powerful champions of migrants and refugees. Rev. Steve Klemz of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Salt Lake City, Utah, penned a... more
While the Obama Administration detains families, LIRS is taking action to protect them, many of whom qualify as asylees under U.S. law.
Nora Skelly, LIRS Assistant Director for Advocacy, recently visited a family facility near the border. In this guest post, she shares disturbing realities... more
Mothers and children, who fled to the United States for safety, are now being imprisoned in detention centers. We are deeply concerned as the government expands the detention system for these vulnerable families.
Fortunately, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has opened the door to the... more
Bishop Michael Rinehart of the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America recently visited a facility temporarily housing unaccompanied children on the border.... more
The Obama Administration recently requested that Congress enact a $3.7 billion Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill, which includes $1.83 billion for the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR); $1.1 billion for Immigration and Customs Enforcement; $433 million for Customs and Border... more
As the border crisis continues to escalate, we have received messages from individuals asking “What can I do?” We are deeply grateful for this outpouring of compassion.
Here are 5 ways individuals, congregations, and communities can support those seeking refuge.
The immigration system in this nation has been neglected for far too long. Now the broken system is being pushed to its limits as it struggles to meet the challenges from the current humanitarian crisis. In this week’s edition of the Top Picks, I’d like to highlight a post by Carly Perez that... more