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How to Protect Unaccompanied Kids from Harm  Published 2/11/2016 in REDEFINING WELCOMEUnaccompanied Child

Unaccompanied children represent some of the most vulnerable. Often fleeing systemic violence in the Northern Triangle of Central America, children risk their lives to reach safety and protection in the United States. Imagine how dire conditions must be to send your child on the perilous journey... more

LIRS Offers Detention Visitation Ministry Grants  Published 2/10/2016 in REDEFINING WELCOMEImmigration Detention Visitor

Immigration detention separates migrants from their families. It isolates those who desperately need security and hope for the future. Breaking down this isolation... more

Together We Protected Vulnerable Refugees  Published 1/27/2016 in REDEFINING WELCOMEWelcome thumbnail

Much like the battle of Jericho, when the Israelites marched relentlessly with their trumpets blaring to bring down the city walls, your calls for compassion and protection for refugees stopped the detrimental anti-refugee bill, H.R. 4038, from moving forward in the Senate. Thank you for springing... more

The Anti-Refugee Bill We Can Stop  Published 1/15/2016 in REDEFINING WELCOMEstopcrosswalk

The imminent anti-refugee vote We hope you are well-rested from your Christmas and New Year celebrations because we need your help! Urge your Senators to vote with compassion next week on a bill that would cripple the United States' refugee program’s ability to protect the most vulnerable. On... more