First LUM Client to Become Naturalized

First LUM Client to be Naturalized at Lafayette Ceremony on Friday


Rafaela Lopez, the first naturalization client to be assisted by the LUM Immigration Clinic will be sworn in as a US Citizen at the West Layette oath ceremony this Friday (September 4) in conjunction with Global Fest.  

Details are as follows:

  • Friday, September 4
  • 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Burtsfield Auditorium, 1800 N Salisbury Street, West Lafayette

Commenting on the momentous occasion after opening the immigration clinic a little more than a year ago, Joe Micon, Executive Director of Lafayette Urban Ministry, stated “I am so pleased that LUM has been able to help our first citizenship applicant legally navigate the immigration bureaucracy.  We welcome her with open arms as a fellow citizen to the ‘home of the brave and the land of the free.’”

When asked about the services she received from LUM,  Rafaela Lopez said “I was impressed with how fast my application was processed.  We received answers very quickly.  Without LUM’s help it would not have been possible to be where I am now.  Susan Brouillette was my guardian angel.”

The LUM Immigration Clinic helps low-income and vulnerable immigrants by providing a range of services such as determining eligibility for immigration benefits, answering questions, assisting clients file immigration forms, shepherding applications through the adjudications process, and connecting clients to other services.   LUM is an authorized immigration service provider and is recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals.  Its director Susan Brouillette is accredited by the BIA.  LUM is also a  member of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC).

Persons interested in finding out more about the services offered by the LUM immigration program may visit the website (www.lumserve.org/immigration-clinic) or contact Susan Brouillette by email at sbrouillette@lumserve.org or by phone at (765) 423-2691.  


Susan Brouillette
LUM Public Policy Director
(765) 714-7622

Joe Micon
Executive Director
Lafayette Urban Ministry
(765) 423-2691




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