New name, same mission! LIRS is becoming Global Refuge. Learn more.

New name.
Same mission.

LIRS is now Global Refuge.

Welcoming newcomers since 1939.

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Anonymous Asylum Seeker's Story

Fording to Freedom

Following a treacherous journey to seek safety in the United States, one immigrant was met not with a warm welcome, but with an extended stay in a detention center. After his release, however, he found a reason for hope.

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Global Refuge is actively engaged with the legislative issues that impact those we serve. Stay abreast of important legislative efforts and join us in demanding policy changes that support new Americans.

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