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Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service

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For more than seven decades, the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service has been a champion for migrants and refugees from all over the globe. The group’s legacy of courageous and compassionate service has made a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of people who have sought safety and hope in America’s communities. The MurthyNAYAK Foundation understands that the United States is a beacon of hope for many living in dire situations around the world. Because families and immigrants are central to our mission, we partner with LIRS in support of the relief they provide.

LIRS works with migrants and refugees, U.S. Lutherans, and a wide array of partners in service and justice to accomplish its mission. Refugees are resettled through a network of local organizations in multiple states, most of which are Lutheran social ministry organizations. Many of those organizations also provide immigration legal services. Asylum seekers, survivors of torture, and other migrants impacted by detention are served through partners providing legal and social services including visitation ministry. In addition, LIRS works directly with foster care programs at the state level to provide family reunification and foster care services for unaccompanied refugee and immigrant minors.