Today, I’d like to share the story of Sara, a young woman from Burma who, after fleeing persecution, was resettled by LIRS in Michigan. Her one dream was to go to school, and thanks to our partner, Bethany Christian Services, Sara was able to realize that dream.
Sara is an inspiring young... more
On Tuesday, March 4, President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2015 budget request, outlining his priorities for the year ahead. Here at LIRS, we have been closely following the budget process and welcome funding proposals that would benefit vulnerable migrants, refugees, and victims of trafficking... more
Immigration reform is seeing a rejuvenated push. The question is, will it become a reality in 2014?
Here to keep you up-to-date on the debate and legislative progress every Monday is THE UPDATE, a weekly blog series whose panel of experts will analyze how recent events affect the prospects for... more
Reforma migratoria: ¿La veremos en el 2014? Ese es el tema prioritario en la mente de cada persona este año.
Un complicado proceso legislativo y debate están por venir. Para descifrar los titulares para usted está “LA ACTUALIZACIÓN”, una serie de comentarios semanales en Internet (blog)... more
Yesterday, I and more than 50 member CEOs of InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based international relief and development organizations, signed a statement recognizing the third anniversary of the Syrian Civil War.
As the crisis shows no signs of waning, the member CEOs of InterAction... more
Major political decisions have brought the issues of detention and deportation into the top news of the week. In this week’s edition of the Friday Top Picks, I’d like to highlight a post by Matthew Kolodziej, which demonstrates positive actions recently taken regarding immigration... more
As a seminary intern in a Benedictine Catholic monastery in Mexico, Rev. Philip Anderson was first introduced to Latin America. Latin America stuck with him, and he went on to become a missionary pastor in Colombia. Since then, his ministry in Latin America has only expanded. He is now a volunteer... more