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April 5, 2024

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    April 2, 2024

    Harrowing experience for immigrant women means challenging path to American dream

    On a small island off the coast of Lower Manhattan, a statue stands as a testament to the promise of the American dream. It’s not the towering Statue of Liberty – Mother of Exiles – but rather the likeness of Annie Moore, an Irish teenager who etched her name into history as the first immigrant to step onto U.S. soil through Ellis Island in 1892.

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  • News

    April 5, 2024

    Harvesting Hope in Fargo

    The Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program stands at the forefront of the sustainable food movement, championing a future where access to nutritious, locally grown produce is within everyone's reach.

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Advocacy

  • Press Release

    March 22, 2024

    Congressional funding bill authorizes additional Special Immigrant Visas for eligible Afghans

    Budget legislation to add 12,000 Special Immigrant Visas for Afghans allies, extends application deadline

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  • Press Release

    April 9, 2024

    U.S. Refugee Admissions Program finds new life in FY 2024

    The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program is on track to resettle the most refugees in three decades, and potentially meet the Biden administration’s goal of resettling 125,000 refugees this year.

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  • Press Release

    April 8, 2024

    A Global Refuge in Guatemala: new program serves repatriated youth

    Global Refuge's “Camino a Casa” program provides educational, vocational, and mental health support to youth returned to Guatemala.

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  • Press Release

    March 7, 2024

    Global Refuge Welcomes Five New Members to Board of Directors

    Global Refuge, the nation's largest faith-based nonprofit dedicated exclusively to serving refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants in the U.S., announces the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors

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April 2, 2024

Harrowing experience for immigrant women means challenging path to American dream

On a small island off the coast of Lower Manhattan, a statue stands as a testament to the promise of the American dream. It’s not the towering Statue of Liberty – Mother of Exiles – but rather the likeness of Annie Moore, an Irish teenager who etched her name into history as the first immigrant to step onto U.S. soil through Ellis Island in 1892.

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May 15, 2024

Empowering our new neighbors on the journey to healing

Global Refuge supports refugee and immigrant mental health through holistic programming.

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News · Empowering Refugees

May 14, 2024

Breaking Barriers to Mental Healthcare

In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month this May, we are spotlighting Margie Hartman LMSW, one of our dedicated clinicians who play a vital role in Global Refuge’s Mental Health Services program.

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News

April 5, 2024

Harvesting Hope in Fargo

The Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program stands at the forefront of the sustainable food movement, championing a future where access to nutritious, locally grown produce is within everyone's reach.

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News · Foster Care

December 20, 2023

Looking Back on 2023

Lutheran Immigration and Refuge Service is sharing 10 of our favorite photos from this extraordinary year with commentary from our staff, partners, clients, and friends in the work of welcome.

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News · Immigration and Asylum

November 10, 2023

Unsung Heroes: Immigrants in the U.S. Military

An estimated 700,000 foreign-born veterans call this country home, while approximately 45,000 immigrants are currently defending our freedoms as members of the armed forces.

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October 18, 2023

Global Refuge Statement on Rise of Antisemitism and Islamophobia in U.S. and the War in the Middle East

Global Refuge unequivocally condemns hate in all forms and stands for the human dignity of all people, no matter where they were born or where they now call home.

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News · Immigration and Asylum

October 16, 2023

Celebrating Hispanic Culture Means Recognizing the Breadth of the Hispanic Immigrant Experience in the U.S.  

The latest developments highlight the irony of the difficulty Latin American migrants face trying to enter a country that has gained so much from Hispanic Americans.

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News · Immigration and Asylum

August 23, 2023

What is the CHNV Parole Program?

The Biden administration opened a new program allowing certain nationals from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela to apply for entry to  the U.S. for a temporary stay of up to two years.

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