SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ –Endeavors is pleased to announce the formal appointment of Andrew Lorenzen-Strait as the Senior Director for Migrant Services & Federal Affairs at Endeavors. He will believe responsibilities for the situation beginning January 25, 2020.

Andrew will lead a nation-huge crew of committed specialists providing crucial social solutions to migrants, together with unaccompanied little ones, single grown ups and people. Mr. Lorenzen-Strait will also lead Endeavors’ authorities affairs effort and hard work in the countrywide capital area, advancing our mission and core values by way of Federal federal government software enhancement and procurement alternatives in the nation’s money.

“We are fortuitous to get a leader with Andrew’s abilities and eyesight,” mentioned Jon Allman, Endeavors President and CEO. “As we go on to grow as an organization, we are confident Andrew will help us in creating much better partnerships, transforming the communities we serve, and be certain our new applications and solutions are a very first-class encounter for the persons applying them.”

Mr. Lorenzen-Strait has above 15 years of experience and is a identified professional in migrant safety and advocacy. In advance of Endeavors, Mr. Lorenzen-Strait served as the Director of Youngsters and Household Expert services at Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Provider (LIRS). At LIRS, he oversaw a national community of religion-based and nonprofit partners that give foster treatment and scenario management solutions to unaccompanied immigrant small children. Just before his function in civil culture, Lorenzen-Strait started his Federal service as a Presidential Administration Fellow for the U.S. Division of Justice and later on served as the country’s 1st countrywide migrant Community Advocate inside of the U.S. Section of Homeland Stability (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

“Throughout his vocation, Andrew has served numerous populations and is passionate and committed to the values, concepts, and targets that align with Endeavors. We have strategies to grow the way Endeavors supports migrants. With Andrew on our staff, I know we will be able to deliver so a lot of with the help they desperately require,” reported Chip Fulghum, Main Functioning Officer at Endeavors.

At ICE, Lorenzen-Strait, as the ICE Deputy Assistant Director for Custody Management, led humanitarian programming in LGBTQ treatment, language obtain, religious solutions, authorized accessibility, psychological wellness, disability accommodation, segregation oversight, parental legal rights, and trauma-informed care.

During his tenure at DHS and ICE, Lorenzen-Strait released a new different to detention courses for people today seeking asylum in the U.S. The Spouse and children Situation Management Application (FCMP) analyzed regardless of whether delivering access to holistic group-dependent expert services for qualified family members released from DHS custody could mitigate flight risk and promote compliance with authorized immigration obligations. Political leaders and immigration policy professionals have routinely referenced the achievements of the FCMP as a way-ahead for immigration enforcement.

“I have experienced a exceptional and fortuitous expert journey – from my time advancing the rights and requirements of migrants in the treatment and custody of the U.S. governing administration to serving to aid unaccompanied refugee children in civil culture, I am now privileged to direct Endeavor’s most recent line of support. I am excited to deploy my tenacity, grit, and dedication to consider on new and complicated initiatives and make significant-high-quality final results for these susceptible populations,” explained Lorenzen-Strait.

Mr. Lorenzen-Strait holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the College of California at Irvine, a Juris Doctorate with an emphasis in little one advocacy from Whittier Law Faculty, and a Certification in Countrywide Stability Management and Choice-Building from the U.S. federal government. He is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court Bar, and in 2007, he was identified by the Governor of Maryland as the state’s Pro Bono Lawyer of the 12 months for his legal assist activities in Prince George’s County, MD. He lives close to Annapolis, MD, with his spouse, two daughters, and son.

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