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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Maja's Story

Beyond the Refugee Label

‘Refugee’ is not a label that anyone wants.

When Maja left Bosnia, she thought she would be gone for two weeks, maybe three—but she never returned. Instead, she came to the United States as a refugee and was resettled in Jacksonville, Florida. The warm welcome she received from her community and the Global Refuge network helped pave the way for her to become an author, professor, and Fulbright scholar.

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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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