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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Pedro's Story

An Artist's Journey to America

Pedro* fled to the United States to escape persecution for speaking out against his home country’s government. The former physics and economics professor now makes a living selling his art on the street. With the help of Global Refuge, he has been able to find an apartment, apply for asylum, and create a new home for himself in safety—and now gives back by providing volunteer medical services to other asylum seekers in need.

*Name has been changed for protection

They killed innocent people for thinking differently.

Pedro

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