LUM Approved by US Department of Justice
Immigration Clinic – One of 20 DOJ Agencies
Did you know that the LUM Immigration Clinic is supported by three volunteer attorneys, seven volunteer accredited representatives, and two additional volunteers who are in the process of becoming accredited representatives?
To practice immigration law, a person must either be an attorney or a US Department of Justice accredited representative and must be employed or volunteer with one of the 20 DOJ Recognized nonprofit organizations, like LUM.
Volunteers applying for accreditation must take at least 40 hours of classroom training and 40 hours of practical training to become authorized immigration law practitioners. When making a determination about an application for accreditation, the DOJ also takes a holistic look at each individual, including their honesty, trustworthiness, diligence, professionalism, and reliability as well as their immigration status and criminal record.
All of this makes the legal services the LUM Immigration Clinic is able to offer through volunteer attorneys and volunteer accredited representatives even more remarkable. Over the past seven years, LUM has saved vulnerable immigrants hundreds of thousands of dollars through the Immigration Clinic volunteers’ immigration advice, filling out immigration forms, and drafting legal documents for a cases.
Please support the LUM Immigration Clinic with a financial contribution and help LUM care for and love the sojourners in our community (Lev 19:33-34).