Today, we share the disappointing news that the U.S. Supreme Court issued a long-anticipated decision in United States v. Texas, providing the final ruling on whether President Obama had the authority to create the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expand...
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) hosted a World Refugee Day celebration and panel discussion today at the National Press Club to discuss global migration and issues related to U.S. refugee resettlement. Participants included Antony Blinken, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State; Shelly... more
This blog was written by Abdalhamid Ali, a participant in the 2016 LIRS Migrant and Refugee Leadership Academy. Here is his story:
My name is Abdalhamid Musa Abdalla Ali. I was born in a small village near the town of Zalingei, which is located in the central Darfur state of Sudan. I grew up... more
The world is facing an enormous challenge: how to best support the millions of refugees across the globe. LIRS has joined dozens of other humanitarian, religious, and non-profit organizations that are working to support refugees both overseas as well as in the United States.
The Refugees... more