CHICAGO (AP) -- Restrictions on immigration since Sept. 11 and a drop in donations have led Lutherans to make extensive cuts in one of their joint programs for refugees and newcomers to the United States.
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service eliminated 14 jobs and froze salaries last month to stabilize the agency's finances.
Before the restructuring, the agency had employed about 70 people at the national office in Baltimore and in other parts of the country.
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