Today, I’d like to share a guest blog post from Rev. Ellen C. Jennrich, Chair of Global Partners Team of the Southwest California Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Rev. Jennrich was part of the Synod’s Welcoming Congregation’s mission to El Salvador this past summer. She... more
This nation was built by immigrants, and while many look for ways to prevent immigrants from coming, I’d like to highlight a piece from Immigration Impact that reveals how much of an impact new Americans would have on the economy.
From Immigration Impact, Walter Ewing’s New Report... more
Today, I’d like to highlight a blog series by Honduran-born U.S. immigration attorney Killa M., who shares her perspective in a four-part blog series, “A Call to Mercy.”
Killa’s story encompasses her personal history with the violence in her native country as well as the horrific... more
Members of Congress returned to their home districts this week after passing a temporary bill that only funds the government until December 11th. As LIRS continues to advocate for adequate funding for migrant and refugee programs for the next fiscal year, the Department of Health and Human Services... more
As representatives gear up for their midterm elections, immigration reform continues to take center stage during political debates. Visit our blog for HEADLINES: Border Crisis. I’ll bring you all the most important and up-to-date news on the immigration debate.
Whether in 2014 or 2016,... more
Family detention centers have been opening up in response to the border crisis. These facilities hold mothers and young children who have just finished the traumatic journey from their home country to the United States. Nearly all of them seek protection from persecution. Liz Sweet, LIRS Director... more