Sheesh, they are busy and must be rolling in your dough, but they better not be! They better be keeping very good records to show that they aren’t using federal grant money for their immigration “advocacy” campaigns!
Just a few days ago we told you about how the multi-million dollar Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS), which operates on approximately 97% government grant money, was sending 50 refugees to Washington to lobby in June, here. That sure better be paid for out of private donations and NOT your tax dollars as well.
Here is their latest lobbying effort, this time on behalf of “unaccompanied minors” who are being lured here by Obama Administration policies.
LIRS shamefully leaves out the fact that they are a government contractor with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (along with the US Conference of Catholic Bishops) and are being paid to take care of those mostly teenage kids!
Press release from LIRS:
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2014 /NEWS.GNOM.ES/ — Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service today announced the launch of a national advocacy campaign, led by youth and young adults, to bring attention to the influx of unaccompanied alien children (UAC) crossing the borders into the United States. This year, more than 60,000 refugee minors are expected to enter the U.S. from Central America and other regions. That number is expected to double in 2015. The “#Act of Love” campaign urges the White House and lawmakers to designate the situation an emergency and fund it accordingly.
At a press conference in Washington on Tuesday, young people from across the U.S. expressed their concerns for the refugee children and detailed plans for a social media campaign which includes a petition written and signed by young people and addressed to President Obama, Speaker John Boehner, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. It urges lawmakers to provide adequate emergency funds to address this humanitarian crisis, improve protections for children and collaborate with UN agencies, other NGOs and faith communities to offer safety to children. “We must protect victims of trafficking, survivors of torture, and migrant children who are subject to abandonment, abuse or neglect,” the petition states. “These kids have compelling humanitarian needs that require a response.”
You too can join the #ActOfLove campaign by putting news you want to share at that twitter hashtag!
The full petition and details regarding the #ActofLove campaign can be found at http://lirs.org/actoflove
PRESS CONTACT: Miji Bell
Check it out! LIRS actually has a lobbying office in Washington, DC!
122 C St NW #125
Washington, DC 20001
So where else is LIRS operating through subcontractors? Have a look!
And get this, they list an affiliate in Casper, Wyoming! I thought Republican Governor Matt Mead was only studying whether to set up a program in Wyoming? Getting a little ahead of themselves aren’t they!
Heck, maybe they could set up some group homes in Wyoming for the illegal alien teens!