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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Helal's Story

My Crime is Being a Woman

My crime is being a woman.

Helal

Helal Massomi was forced to flee her country and seek safety in the United States.

Now Global Refuge’s Afghan Policy Advisor, she is a leading women’s rights activist and advocate for the Afghan Adjustment Act, which would allow Afghan humanitarian parolees to seek legal permanent residence in the US.

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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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