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NEW AT LIRS

LIRS Applauds Decision by Hawaii Federal Judge to Halt Revised Travel Ban

"Today’s decision is good news for all those courageous people living in fear, remembering all they have lost, but never losing hope that a better future is possible."


LIRS to Host 5th Annual Migrant and Refugee Leadership Academy

Through the experience, participants will be equipped to mobilize and engage in sustained advocacy for creating welcoming communities for refugees. Since its inception, the Academy has trained over 150 refugees and migrants from 37 states.


LIRS Opposes New Executive Action Targeting Refugee Resettlement

“The new order doubles down on demonizing refugees – implying that America should fear those who have been persecuted, tortured, threatened, and victimized by terrorists. America is diminished when we abandon our values and close our doors.”


Be Not Afraid: Immigration Resources for Congregations  Published 3/22/2017 in REDEFINING WELCOMERightsCards

With many recent changes to immigration policies, many congregations and other community groups are asking about how to get involved in supporting their immigrant parishioners and neighbors. In a number of communities across the country, immigrants are being deported or fear being detained.... more

One Woman Who Dreamed of a Better Future  Published 3/8/2017 in REDEFINING WELCOMESamba

On International Women’s Day, we honor the millions of migrant and refugee women around the world. We want to share the... more

Once Again, We Must Defend Refugee Resettlement  Published 3/8/2017 in REDEFINING WELCOMECurlyHairedBoy300

President Trump has signed a rewritten executive order that again targets the migrant and refugee communities we care about. This dangerous effort bans travelers from six Muslim-majority countries for at least 90 days; restarts the clock on a 120 day ban of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program;... more