Rapid Response Family Reunification Project – Demobilization Begins July 27

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Yesterday, we were informed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), that we would not be receiving any more reunited families for transition services at our Albuquerque office at this time. As a result, we have formally begun to demobilize this phase of our Rapid Response Family Reunification Project. Team members deployed from other Lutheran Family …

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Rapid Response Family Reunification Update

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Thank you to everyone who has offered their support as we work to provide emergency services to families who have been reunified at the Otero County Detention Center, New Mexico. Within 24 hours of being contacted by Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)​, our refugee office in Albuquerque along with members …

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Christ’s Church, Better Together

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Together we proclaim and embody God’s unconditional love for the sake of the world Christ’s Church, Better Together Message from Bishop Gonia The court-ordered reunification of immigrant families has created an opportunity for action on the part of people of faith and good-will in Albuquerque. At the request of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, one …

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Rapid Response: Reuniting Migrant Families in Albuquerque

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On Friday, July 20th, we were asked by Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS) to provide emergency services to 300 immigrant families in Albuquerque, NM who were separated under the short-lived family separation policy. Overnight we organized the team in our Albuquerque office and sent additional help from our Denver office so we could begin receiving families today. …

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Crisis at the Border – LFSRM Ready to Serve Children If/When Needed

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Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains (LFS) has served children through trauma-informed foster care, adoption, assessment, counseling, and prevention services for over 70 years. Since 2007, we have been the only organization authorized to provide care to Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) in Colorado. URMs are overseas children under the age of 18 who have been granted …

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