Immigration and Refugee Services of America

  • Where is home base? – Washington DC


  • What is key constituency or audience? – Refugees who are trying to move to the US to start a new life and become citizens.


  • What are the agency’s main activities? - helps refugee families come to America and to find their first home and job


  • Mission statement? Key goals? – “Our mission is clear. IRSA acts to defend human rights, build communities, foster education, promote self-sufficiency, and forge partnerships through an array of programs.” (IRSA)


  • What are key im/migration issues of concern to this agency? - Helping refugees get settled and start a life in the US


  • What is the most common basis for statements issued, agency’s research, press releases, etc.?


  • Is the agency noticeably pro or con immigration? – Pro



  • Names of key spokespersons/officers - Lavinia Limon, Executive Director of Immigration and Refugee Services of America (IRSA)



  • Other issues of interest? - Helping Refugees with special health needs such as AIDS



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