WHO IS LAVINIA LIMON: MEET THE CEO OF THE U.S. COMMITTEE FOR REFUGEES & IMMIGRANTS

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Lavinia Limón has dedicated her career to helping people in trouble, especially immigrants, and is today president and CEO of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.

“The USCRI, a citizens’ committee in Washington that tries to influence immigrant and refugee policies, recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding, and our responsibilities are to work on behalf of undocumented children who come alone to this country, the victims of human trafficking and refugees from all over the world,” Limón told Efe.

photo source USCRI

“In the 1980s I was executive director of the International Institute of Los Angeles, and after the immigration reform law was enacted in 1986, founded together with other organizations the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, CHIRLA,” she said.

Born March 5, 1950, in Compton, California, Limón is the daughter of a Mexican-American father and a mother of German descent. She graduated in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Lavinia Limon, President and chief executive of the U.S. Committee for Refugees & Immigrants photo source Friends of Refugees website

“After studying sociology I realized that my passion is to work with people and help them secure a better life,” Limón said. At the start of her career, she began working with refugees from the Vietnam war and then “I went to serve overseas helping people in Thailand, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia, among other countries,” she recalled.

During the administration of President Bill Clinton, Limón was director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement where she developed programs that helped people in shelters get jobs so they could fully integrate themselves into American life.

Limón said she has personally experienced having what she knows and is capable of doing underestimated because of stereotypes about Hispanics.

“But what I do is, when people don’t consider me capable of doing certain tasks, I do them anyway and surprise them,” Limón said. “I’ve never argued with anyone who thinks in stereotypes, but what I do is show them they’re wrong,” she said.

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Comments

  1. Hi I sent mail Lavinia Limon since january there is no answer until now please would respond to it, thanks God bless u.

  2. The Central Somali Community in In India:
    http://Www.csomalian.wordpress.com

    To,
    The livinnia Limon
    Refugees rights and Immigration service in US.

    As we the Central Somali Community in India since 2000,we are an extreamly against the massive roots of both Indian Officials and the UNHR Officials Corruption in India.

    We are in strong appealing to the International Community and the donor countries such as:US,Canada,Eu and the Australia.

    In currently the weak groups of the Refugees are dying in the Indian streets of daily basis and unfortunately and not acceptable as per Geneva Convetions in 1951.

    Where ia world and Indian Humanity ?

    Regards
    mohamed Abdi Secretary.

  3. The Central Somali Community in In India:
    http://Www.csomalian.wordpress.com

    To,
    The livinnia Limon
    Refugees rights and Immigration service in US.

    As we the Central Somali Community in India since 2000,we are an extreamly against the massive roots of both Indian Officials and the UNHR Officials Corruption in India.

    We are in strong appealing to the International Community and the donor countries such as:US,Canada,Eu and the Australia.

    In currently the weak groups of the Refugees are dying in the Indian streets of daily basis and unfortunately and not acceptable as per Geneva Convetions in 1951.

    Where is world and Indian Humanity ?

    Regards
    mohamed Abdi Secretary.

  4. Wouldn’t it seem to be nepotism for Lavinia Limon to hire Peter Limon to the board? What a ripoff of taxpayer funds especially when 60 to 90 million Americans are out of work.

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