MRLA 2017


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.

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

5 Ways You Can Support Refugees & Immigrants in the New Year  Published 1/3/2017 in REDEFINING WELCOMENew Year sparkler

The world continues to change all around us. Each and every day we are presented with opportunities to connect with the struggles of others in our communities, our country, and across the globe. As we start this New Year, your action is needed to provide hope to someone in need. Consider these... more

Thank You for Your Support in 2016  Published 12/27/2016 in REDEFINING WELCOMEPraying on the National Day of Prayer.

As this year comes to a close, we at LIRS want to express our sincere gratitude for your ongoing support of migrants and refugees. We've seen churches and individuals across the country step up to welcome refugee families as new neighbors, advocate on local and national issues impacting refugees... more

Sharing Hope With Families in Detention this Holiday Season  Published 12/22/2016 in REDEFINING WELCOMEChildren's books in Spanish

This week countless supporters made a difference in the lives of mothers and children isolated in family detention facilities.... more