LIRS in the News

Implementing the Refugee EO: The State Department Should Consider Refugee Agency Assurances as Bona Fide Relationships
Lawfare Blog
July 2, 2017

Trump Immigration Ban Meets Law of Unintended Consequences
July 1, 2017

Trump Administration Accused Of Using Immigrant Kids As ‘Bait’ To Catch Parents
Huffington Post
June 30, 2017

ICE targeting relatives who pay to illegally bring children into U.S.
Houston Chronicle
June 30, 2017

Trump Travel Ban Guideline Incorrectly Interprets Supreme Court Order, Refugee Advocates Say
Christian Post
Jun 30, 2017

Feds to target those who smuggle in kids
The Colombian
Jun 30, 2017

US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Against Travel Ban
VOA News
June 13, 2017

ELCA holds convention this weekend in Sioux City
Sioux City Journal
June 9, 2017

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $17.4 Million in AmeriCorps Funding for Maryland
June 6, 2017

Trump quietly slashes number of refugees from Obama’s target despite court order
Washington Times
June 4, 2017

Trump’s Immigration Pick Attacked Obama Programs in Ghost-Written Senate Letters
Pro Publica
May 23, 2017

Refugee entry to US slumps despite court blocks of Trump travel ban
May 11, 2017

Far fewer refugees entering U.S. despite travel ban setbacks
Chicago Tribune
May 10, 2017

DeKalb family shares story of fleeing Communist regime in Cambodia
May 9, 2017

Syrian refugees see glimmer of hope in Trump’s policy shift
ABC News
April 9, 2017

For Refugee Agencies, a Court Stay Only Adds to the Confusion
New York Times
March 17, 2017

Trump’s new entry ban to be challenged in courts hours before it takes effect
Washington Post
March 14, 2017

Undocumented Parents Could Be Separated From Their Children at the Border
Teen Vogue
March 10, 2017

Immigrant Families Are Separated At US Border As Form Of Punishment, Groups Say
BuzzFeed News
March 9, 2017

Initial reaction to refugee ban ranges from concern to opposition
The Catholic Spirit
March 8, 2017

Faith groups: new immigration order still anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant
Deseret News
March 6, 2017

People on the Move: Linda Hartke, President and CEO, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
Baltimore Sun
March 6, 2017

Reaction to refugee ban by religious ranges from concern to opposition
March 7, 2017

Trump’s Travel Ban: Protecting Americans From Jihad or Discarding Jesus’ Call to Help the Stranger?
Christian Post
March 7, 2017

US President Donald Trump issues revised travel ban for six majority-Muslim countries
Sight Magazine
March 7, 2017

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service talk about resettlement, social justice
Penbay Pilot
March 3, 2017

6 Organizations Helping Immigrants
Relevant Magazine
February 23, 2017

Christian aid group lays off staff in wake of executive order on refugees
Baptist Standard
February 20, 2017

Refugees are not our enemy
The News & Advance
February 13, 2017

Americans Split Over Syrian Refugee Situation, Survey Says
Alabama Baptist
February 9, 2017

Beyond the politics: Refugees deserve open arms, not closed doors
The Hill
February 6, 2017

Conservative Christians are divided on Trump’s stance on refugees — but they can be convinced
February 6, 2017

US refugee resettlement system reels from Trump refugee ban
February 3, 2017

Is the Refugee Deal With Australia ‘Dumb’?
The Atlantic
February 2, 2017

Breaking down the facts on Trump’s immigration order
USA Today
February 2, 2017

Arkansas Refugee Resettlement Operation Resolute Despite Trump Ban
February 2, 2017

Refugee order demystified: Q-and-A with Melanie Nezer of HIAS
Jewish Journal
February 1, 2017

Only a fraction of refugees in Florida come from countries on Trump’s list
Brandenton Herald
February 1, 2017

Roughly Speaking podcast: International relief agencies decry Trump’s refugee ban
Baltimore Sun
January 31, 2017

60-plus refugees bound for Mich. face closed borders
Detroit News
January 31, 2017

Coulee Region religious leaders decry Trump’s refugee order
La Crosse Tribune
January 31, 2017

Trump’s Refugee Ban Could Prevent 20,000 People From Coming To The U.S., U.N. Says
Huffington Post
January 30, 2017

Less than 3 percent of refugees in Florida from ‘countries of concern’
Brandenton Herald
January 30, 2017

Local efforts to resettle refugees stalled in the wake of President Trump’s executive order
Post and Courier
January 30, 2017

Religious appeal: Evangelical Christian groups are outraged at Trump’s refugee ban
Vice News
January 30, 2017

Spokane Catholic Bishop Thomas Daly joins Cardinal Blase Cupich in criticizing Trump’s order suspending refugee admissions
The Spokesman-Review
January 30, 2017

Trump suspends all refugee admissions; to favour Christians
Domain B
January 30, 2017

A look at how Syrian refugees were vetted before Trump
CBS News
January 29, 2017

Baltimore-area advocates for refugees condemn Trump policy
Baltimore Sun
January 29, 2017

Ban on refugees already impacting people in Maryland
WBAL Baltimore
January 28, 2017

Trump’s ‘extreme vetting’ order sows seeds of panic
January 28, 2017

Advocacy Groups Condemn U.S. Suspension of Refugee Program
Wall Street Journal
January 27, 2017

Trump Refugee Ban Clashes With Faith-Based Groups’ Religious Missions
January 27, 2017

Trump suspends refugee entry, vows priority for Christians
Denver Post
January 27, 2017

Trump’s executive orders leave many immigrants facing an uncertain future
Houston Chronicle
January 27, 2017

Catholics oppose Trump actions on border wall, sanctuary communities
Catholic News
January 27, 2017

Trump suspends admission of refugees, increases vetting of Muslims; vows priority for Christians
Washington Post
January 27, 2017

LIRS Condemns the Trump Administration’s Actions Against Refugees and Migrants
On Faith
January 26, 2017

President Trump suspends refugee entry, vows priority for Christians
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 26, 2017

Refugee experience a ‘come-to-Jesus’ moment in Hudson
Catholic Herald
January 26, 2017

Religious Leaders, Groups Are Appalled By Trump’s Immigration Orders
Huffington Post
January 25, 2017

Refugees Expecting To Move To The U.S. In The Next Few Weeks Will Most Likely Have To Wait Years
Huffington Post
January 25, 2017

Refugee ban, border wall: Religious leaders respond
Religion News Service
January 25, 2017

Searching for Syrian Orphans
U.S. News & World Report
December 19, 2016

Refugee Nonprofit in Arkansas Mulls Its Path under the New Administration
Nonprofit Quarterly
December 2, 2016

Trump and the Future of an Asylum Haven: Mohawk Valley Prepares
Nonprofit Quarterly
December 1, 2016

Correcting the Record: Recent Arrived Immigrants Show Up for Their Hearings
Human Rights Blog
November 30, 2016

CEO Focus: How Smartphones and Data Can Modernize Refugee Resettlement
Refugees Deeply
November 15, 2016

A program the U.S. can be proud of
The Christian Century
October 25, 2016

World Relief Partners with Churches Across the U.S. to Resettle Refugees
Christianity Daily
October 21, 2016

In our opinion: Helping vetted refugees a powerful statement
Deseret News
October 21, 2016

Excitement over budding Mormon-Lutheran partnership for refugee relief grows with donation, visit
Deseret News
October 18, 2016

Withdrawal from refugee program won’t stem tide of resettlement in Texas
Your Houston News
September 30, 2016

Former Unaccompanied Minor Joins U.N. Meeting as Charities Staffer
Catholic New York
September 28, 2016

Olympian swimmer refugee to world leaders: ‘It is not a choice to flee from your home’
September 22, 2016

Texas says withdrawing from US refugee resettlement program
September 22, 2016

Texas Threatens to Pull Out of Refugee Resettlement Program
New York Times
September 21, 2016

Texas threatens to leave U.S. refugee program
Austin American-Statesman
September 21, 2016

Texas threatens to leave federal refugee program without security guarantees from Washington
Houston Chronicle
September 21, 2016

Texas Aims to Withdraw from US Refugee Resettlement Program
Voice of America
September 21, 2016

Texas Warns Feds It May Withdraw From Refugee Program
CBS Dallas
September 21, 2016

Understanding and developing cultural sensitivity among diverse communities
Atkin Independent Age
September 17, 2016

‘My Neighbor is Muslim’: Small Group Study Series Hosted at Four Times and Locations
Hibbing Daily Tribune
September 11, 2016

The U.S. should stop using privately run detention centers
Washington Post
August 25, 2016

Detaining Refugee Children
The New York Times
August 8, 2016

Trussell: We need to open our hearts
The Roanoke Times
August 8, 2016

Detaining immigrants has a more profound effect than many realize
Global Sisters Report
July 25, 2016

Honoring and Celebrating Refugees on World Refugee Day
The White House
June 20, 2016

U.S. Likely Won’t Deliver On Promise To Resettle 10,000 Syrian Refugees
Huffington Post
June 20, 2016

Group seeks to bring 100 refugees to Arkansas yearly
West Plains Daily Quill
May 29, 2016

His message to new refugees in Montana: ‘You have to have thick skin’
Public Radio International
May 25, 2016

NW Arkansas group seeks to welcome more refugees
Arkansas Online
May 23, 2016

Pa’s largest refugee resettlement program to close next month
Allentown Morning Call
May 19, 2016

Why So Many Asylum Seekers Come to America and Wind Up Homeless
May 12, 2016

177-Group Coalition to Attorney General: Minors Need Legal Representation Now
Latin Post
April 30, 2016

Pa.’s largest refugee resettlement agency is shutting down, but pathway to state remains open
April 19, 2016

Detaining immigrants for profit a bad business to be in
Orange County Register
April 18, 2016

Online Exclusive
The Times and Democrat
April 16, 2016

Hundreds of Migrant Teens Are Being Held Indefinitely in Locked Detention
National Public Radio
April 11, 2016

Church speaker tries to quell refugee fears in Hagerstown
Herald-Mail Media
April 8, 2016

Canopy group will make sure refugees are covered …
Arkansas Catholic
April 4, 2016

Number of refugees coming to Michigan expected to hit recent high
The Detroit News
March 20, 2016

Case backlog at immigration courts could hit more than 1 million
Houston Chronicle
March 15, 2016

Questions Arise About Feds Loaning Smartphones to Immigrants
February 11, 2016

McCrory’s resistance to Syrian refugees evolved quickly, remains…
January 31, 2016

Remember refugees are fleeing for their lives, urges US bishop
Ecumenical News
January 7, 2016

Remember refugees are fleeing for their lives, urges US bishop
Ecumenical News
January 7, 2016

In a global refugee crisis, America’s values must overcome fear and politics
The Hill
December 24, 2015

Cruz muddles accusation against Rubio’s 2013 immigration bill
December 18, 2015

FactChecking the Fifth GOP Debate
December 16, 2015

Cruz Attacks Rubio on Refugees
December 10, 2015

Letter Campaign Refugee Children Detention
December 4, 2015

As Syrian refugees head to Texas, state vows to keep them out
Los Angeles Times‎
December 4, 2015

Don’t bow to the fear that ISIS spreads‎
December 4, 2015