I'm pleased to write that earlier today, President Obama called for a review of immigration enforcement policies to ensure their humane use.
We at LIRS have long advocated for humane and just enforcement of immigration laws as part of our principles for immigration reform. We are encouraged to... more
Legislation is making news this week as the House of Representatives passes the ENFORCE Act and the struggle to increase the cap on H1-B visas is addressed. In this week’s edition of the Friday Top Picks, I’d like to highlight a post by Aura Bogado in which she discusses the many challenges... more
While the push for immigration reform remains stalled in Congress due to the inaction of leaders in the House of Representatives, we bring you good news from South Carolina.
Last week, state officials settled a lawsuit brought by immigrant rights groups fighting against the state’s harsh... more
As the fight to pass immigration reform continues, many advocates are changing their strategy. Fasts and hunger strikes are taking place throughout the nation as a way to draw even greater awareness to the issue. Visit our blog every Thursday for HEADLINES: Immigration. I’ll bring you all the... more
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