Lutheran Family Services Comments on New Refugee Admissions Ceiling
Lutheran Family Services (LFS) of Nebraska (www.LFSneb.org) is deeply disappointed by the administration’s decision to set the annual admissions ceiling at 30,000—the lowest in the history of U.S. refugee resettlement.
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees reports that over 68.5 million people are forcibly displaced worldwide right now. 25.4 million are registered as refugees; over half of that number ar under the age of 18. It is tragic that at such a time of historic need, the administration would turn its back on so many.
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska stands with other local and national organizations across the U.S. in calling for at least 75,000 refugees to be welcomed to the U.S. in the coming fiscal year.
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska president and CEO Stacy Martin shares, “To those who have so compassionately provided support to our new neighbors, and those who hold dear the American ideals of freedom and welcome, we thank you. We ask you to lift your voices too, and share the stories of hope and success that you have witnessed among the newcomers you have helped settle in our communities.”
Established in 1892, Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska (LFS) is a faith-based, not-for-profit, multi-service human care agency. The LFS mission is to provide human care services that build and strengthen individual, family and community life. As a multi-service organization, LFS demonstrates its mission through three broad service areas. To learn more, visit www.LFSneb.org.