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Since 1939 Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service has created welcoming communities. We resettle refugees, reunite families, rekindle dreams.
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Krish O'Mara Vignarajah 17h
🚨 BREAKING VIA 🚨 The Trump administration continues its onslaught on the legal right to seek asylum with an expected rule to halt many new asylum claims for at least 180 days. (1/3)
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The Marshall Project Oct 30
New: New data shows that the number of children detained at the border soared to almost half a million over the last four years, peaking in 2019. The detention times for kids also lengthened.
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LIRS Oct 29
ACTION NEEDED! Yesterday, the Trump admin officially set the FY21 refugee admissions ceiling at 15,000–the lowest in the history of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. Send a message to your legislator now & ask them to publicly condemn this immoral limit.
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Krish O'Mara Vignarajah 22h
545 migrant children remain separated from their parents 3 years later. More than 100 migrant families in ICE detention face an impossible choice between separation and indefinite detention. My thoughts on how we got here, and what we must do now.
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Krish O'Mara Vignarajah Oct 29
Outrageous! ICE is now using a FOR-PROFIT private detention facility, with active COVID-19 cases, to hold asylum-seeking families before they are “expelled” (i.e. deported without so much as a court hearing or even legal counsel).
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Camilo Montoya-Galvez Oct 29
NEW — An ICE detention center in Texas has been converted into a staging ground to hold migrant families with children who the Trump admin. seeks to expel without a court hearing or asylum interview. ICE says the families can’t talk to lawyers. .
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LIRS Oct 29
ACTION NEEDED! Yesterday, the Trump admin officially set the FY21 refugee admissions ceiling at 15,000–the lowest in the history of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. Send a message to your legislator now & ask them to publicly condemn this immoral limit.
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National Immigration Forum Oct 28
“We must hold accountable each and every official who forsook basic decency, core American values, and humanitarian law to allow our government to traffic in kidnapping." Well said,
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QuaranTim Young 🌐 Oct 28
President and CEO of the largest faith-based refugee resettlement org dedicated exclusively to serving immigrants and refugees. The U.S. only resettled 161 out of 4,000 available slots for Iraqi nationals who assisted our government (and endangered their lives) last year.
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Krish O'Mara Vignarajah Oct 28
Replying to @LIRSorg
This heartless decision is diametrically opposed to our values as a welcoming nation and it dishonors our common humanity at a time of dire need. Read 's full statement here:
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LIRS Oct 28
BREAKING: The Trump administration signed off on its annual refugee admissions ceiling, committing to resettle NO MORE THAN 15,000 refugees in FY2021. Please RT and read our full statement at the link below. 👇👇👇
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Danae King Oct 28
The latest presidential determination, the lowest in history, impacts families right here in Columbus, Ohio. My story on how, and what it means:
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Krish O'Mara Vignarajah Oct 28
Released just after midnight: Trump sets 15,000 ceiling for refugees, which is an all-time historic low. By comparison, the historical average ceiling set across both Republican and Democratic Administrations: 95,000.
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IRAP Oct 27
🚨HAPPENING NOW🚨 is fighting alongside & to ensure that refugees can be resettled to safety and reunited with their families efficiently and in compliance with federal law. Tune in NOW:
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Karen Tumlin Oct 27
I am tuning in now to listen to of fighting alongside & to ensure that refugees can be resettled to safety & reunited with their families efficiently and in compliance with federal law. Tune in:
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Aaron Reichlin-Melnick Oct 26
More signs that desperate parents, faced with the border shutdown and deteriorating conditions in Mexico, are making the hardest choice they’ll ever make and sending their kids across the river alone—like Moses.
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Dan Rodricks, Baltimore Sun, News Guild Oct 26
“We must hold accountable each and every official who forsook basic decency, core American values, and humanitarian law to allow our government to traffic in kidnapping.” ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦
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Peace Corps Community for Refugees Oct 26
Tuesday Oct 27 join for the Building Hope for Change virtual event. Join LIRS and special guest Mayor Regan Gonzalez of Richfield, MN to learn more about what you can do to make a difference in the lives of and .
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Andrew G. Steele Oct 26
“While they continue to look for parents, we as citizens must look at ourselves in the mirror. Because we have no other choice but to demand our government reunite these families once and for all, and grant them legal status so that they might find peace and protection.”
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QuaranTim Young 🌐 Oct 26
“Revelations of political palace intrigue are of little consolation to these hundreds of children who have been robbed of the basic human right to grow up with their parents. They will go to bed tonight, as they have for nearly 1,000 nights, not knowing where their parents are.”
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