MRLA 2017


“For the sake of children and families” — LIRS Strongly Opposes New DHS Immigration Enforcement Guidelines

“These new guidelines are causing incredible fear among many vulnerable immigrants and puts them at tremendous risk,” says Linda Hartke, President and CEO.

LIRS Applauds U.S. Court of Appeals Decision to Uphold Stay on Refugee Travel Ban

“The decision to uphold the lower court’s decision confirms what we’ve known all along: the Trump Administration’s action against refugees is a blatant contradiction of what it means to be American,” says Linda Hartke, LIRS President and CEO.

CRS, Senator Cardin, And Other NGOs Speak Out On Refugee Ban

Senator Cardin appeared at the press conference on the refugee issue with Bill O’Keefe, CRS’ Vice President for Advocacy, and Nina Zelic of the Baltimore-based Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service.

Welcome Home: A Refugee Family Finds Support and New Friends  Published 2/24/2017 in REDEFINING WELCOMERuskHouseSmall

"What is snow?" Elias asked. Volunteers at Christ Lutheran Church in Baltimore were at a bit of a loss for how... more

U.S. Business Leaders to Trump: Reconsider Refugees  Published 2/16/2017 in REDEFINING WELCOMELinda Hartke, Chris Grumm attend protest with signs in support of refugees.

Just three weeks ago, the Trump Administration issued an Executive Order banning Syrian refugees and... more