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Immigration Clinic – Match Alert


Only Until August 15 – Double Your Donation

Until August 15, there is an opportunity for every dollar donated to the LUM Immigration Clinic to be doubled.  Several key donors have pledged $14,000 and are challenging the community to match that amount. Would you please consider a donation of $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or some other amount in support of the LUM Immigration Clinic? Thank you in advance for your strategic financial support.


What the LUM Immigration Clinic offers means various things to various clients:

  • Re-unification with loved ones
  • Belonging and legal status
  • Proper documentation for employment or schooling
  • Safety from domestic violence and/or forms of persecution
  • Secure refuge in the midst of political upheaval
  • Hope   

So many of our neighbors need the help and hope channeled through the LUM Immigration Clinic. Take advantage of this remarkable opportunity to “double your donation” to LUM and increase your impact on recent refugees and our immigrant neighbors. Thank you in advance for your strategic financial support.


Immigration Clinic – Match Alert


Only Until August 15 – Double Your Donation

Until August 15, there is an opportunity for every dollar donated to the LUM Immigration Clinic to be doubled.  Several key donors have pledged $14,000 and are challenging the community to match that amount. Would you please consider a donation of $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or some other amount in support of the LUM Immigration Clinic? Thank you in advance for your strategic financial support.


What the LUM Immigration Clinic offers means various things to various clients:

  • Re-unification with loved ones
  • Belonging and legal status
  • Proper documentation for employment or schooling
  • Safety from domestic violence and/or forms of persecution
  • Secure refuge in the midst of political upheaval
  • Hope   

So many of our neighbors need the help and hope channeled through the LUM Immigration Clinic. Take advantage of this remarkable opportunity to “double your donation” to LUM and increase your impact on recent refugees and our immigrant neighbors. Thank you in advance for your strategic financial support.


Another LUM Client Becomes US Citizen


LUM Immigration Clinic Client – Hermès D.

Recently, another LUM Immigration Clinic client, Hermès D., became a US citizen. He & his wife moved to Indiana from Mexico in 2015, leaving his two grown children behind. His goal is to reunite his family; and after meeting with the LUM Immigration Clinic, he decided to apply to become a US citizen.

After more than eight months, LUM is thrilled to announce that Hermès was sworn in as a US citizen with his family (pictured) in attendance at a ceremony in Indianapolis. All of his hard work and the assistance from LUM paid off. Hermès is grateful to LUM and will continue to work with the LUM Immigration Clinic to reunite his family. {Please note that this story is true but the names have been changed out of respect for the entire family.}

Currently, Christian Gallo, LUM Immigration Clinic director, is working with more individuals who hope to become US citizens soon. For more information or to make a donation, go to LUMserve.org/immigration-clinic or email immigration@LUMserve.org.


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Immigration Clinic – Match Alert


Only Until July 31 – Double Your Donation


During the month of July, there is an opportunity for every dollar donated to the LUM Immigration Clinic to be doubled.  Several key donors have pledged $14,000 and are challenging the community to match that amount. Would you please consider a donation of $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or some other amount in support of the LUM Immigration Clinic? Thank you in advance for your strategic financial support.

What the LUM Immigration Clinic offers means various things to various clients:

  • Re-unification with loved ones
  • Belonging and legal status
  • Proper documentation for employment or schooling
  • Safety from domestic violence and/or forms of persecution
  • Secure refuge in the midst of political upheaval
  • Hope   

So many of our neighbors need the help and hope channeled through the LUM Immigration Clinic. Take advantage of this remarkable opportunity to “double your donation” to LUM and increase your impact on recent refugees and our immigrant neighbors. Thank you in advance for your strategic financial support.


Immigration Clinic – Match Alert


Only Until July 31 – Double Your Donation


During the month of July, there is an opportunity that every dollar donated to the LUM Immigration Clinic will be doubled.  Several key donors have pledged $14,000 and are challenging the community to match that amount. Would you please consider a donation of $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or some other amount in support of the LUM Immigration Clinic 

What the LUM Immigration Clinic offers means various things to various clients:

  • Re-unification with loved ones
  • Belonging and legal status
  • Proper documentation for employment or schooling
  • Safety from domestic violence and/or forms of persecution
  • Secure refuge in the midst of political upheaval
  • Hope   

So many of our neighbors need the help and hope channeled through the LUM Immigration Clinic. Take advantage of this remarkable opportunity to “double your donation” to LUM and increase your impact on recent refugees and our immigrant neighbors. Thank you in advance for your strategic financial support.


Immigration Clinic – Match Alert



During the month of July, there is an opportunity that every dollar donated to the LUM Immigration Clinic will be doubled.  Several key donors have pledged $14,000 and are challenging the community to match that amount. Would you please consider a donation of $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or some other amount in support of the LUM Immigration Clinic 

What the LUM Immigration Clinic offers means various things to various clients:

  • Re-unification with loved ones
  • Belonging and legal status
  • Proper documentation for employment or schooling
  • Safety from domestic violence and/or forms of persecution
  • Secure refuge in the midst of political upheaval
  • Hope   

So many of our neighbors need the help and hope channeled through the LUM Immigration Clinic. Take advantage of this remarkable opportunity to “double your donation” to LUM and increase your impact on recent refugees and our immigrant neighbors. Thank you in advance for your strategic financial support.


LUM Summer of Service – Immigration Clinic


Spotlight on the LUM Immigration Clinic Volunteers

The LUM Summer of Service offers volunteer opportunities that fit every schedule. Some require training, but most just a willing heart and a helping hand. Below is a spotlight on the volunteers with the LUM Immigration Clinic. They are as follows:

  • Volunteer Attorneys: Adedoyin Florence Adeniran, Thomas Busch, Shelley Johnson, and Matthew Salsberry
  • Accredited Representatives: Susan Brouillette, Margaret Hass, Aparna Puri, and Adelia Sorge
  • Candidate for Accreditation: Brianna Largent
  • Program Volunteers: Colin Bourff, David Gonzales, Sabrina Mosimann, and Aneesh Terani
  • Intern: Shenaya Dias and Van Stevie Bibila Kabila

Please join us in thanking each LUM Immigration Clinic volunteer for their time, talent, compassion and experience. If you wish to volunteer with the LUM Immigration Clinic, email Christian Gallo at immigration@LUMserve.org.


Double Your Donation – Double Your Impact



During the month of July, there is an opportunity that every dollar donated to the LUM Immigration Clinic will be doubled.  Several key donors have pledged $14,000 and are challenging the community to match that amount. Would you please consider a donation of $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or some other amount in support of the LUM Immigration Clinic 

What the LUM Immigration Clinic offers means various things to various clients:

  • Re-unification with loved ones
  • Belonging and legal status
  • Proper documentation for employment or schooling
  • Safety from domestic violence and/or forms of persecution
  • Secure refuge in the midst of political upheaval
  • Hope   

So many of our neighbors need the help and hope channeled through the LUM Immigration Clinic. Take advantage of this remarkable opportunity to “double your donation” to LUM and increase your impact on recent refugees and our immigrant neighbors. Thank you in advance for your strategic financial support.


LUM Immigration Clinic – Volunteer Superstars


Spotlight on Adedoyin Adeniran & Adelia Sorge

The LUM Immigration Clinic depends on a team of highly skilled, trained & accredited staff and volunteers. The team is led by the director and assistant director, Christian Gallo & Yanina Gomez Szyszko, volunteers and interns as well as a legal team composed of U.S. Department of Justice accredited representatives and attorneys, the LUM Immigration Clinic, established in 2014, is recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice. Here are two of our recent volunteer superstars:


ADEDOYIN Florence Adeniran is originally from Ejigbo, Osun State, Nigeria, and now lives in Indianapolis. She earned an LLM from the IUPUI, a professional certificate from the Nigerian Law School, and an LLB from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. Adedolyin is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and the International Trademark Association. With LUM, Adedoyin is a LUM Immigration Clinic volunteer attorney. She shared that it is important for her to be able to “Help others discover, maximize and unleash their potential, and be a solution to people’s problems.


ADELIA Sorge, a longtime LUM advocate, and current Immigration Clinic volunteer was honored by the Greater Lafayette YWCA with the Woman of Wisdom Award at the Salute to Women event, where she was joined by the LUM Immigration Clinic director and assistant director, Christian Gallo and Yanina Gomez-Szyszko (pictured), and her fellow volunteers, Susan Brouillette, Margaret Hass and Aparna Puri. Adelia was also the recipient of the 2021 LUM Volunteer Star award. Join us in congratulating Adelia for this recognition and her continued support for LUM and the community at large. LUM is lucky to have her as a friend and member of the LUM Immigration Clinic team.


If you wish to help with or invest in the LUM Immigration Clinic, please consider making a donation or volunteering.


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LUM Immigration Clinic Offers Families Hope


Cutting Red Tape & Providing Free Legal Assistance

You gave us hope.” A refugee from Ukraine expressed those words to the LUM Immigration Clinic director, Christian Gallo. She and her two school-age children are three of the more than 14,000,000 Ukrainians who have fled their homes since the Russian invasion. Her husband, their father, had to remain in Ukraine to fight in the war. In light of all these hardships, her words are substantial —

“You gave us hope.”

The devastations of war, violence, and oppression can create a sense of hopelessness. And it’s not just Ukraine. In Afghanistan, Ethiopia, various places in Latin America, the Middle East, and elsewhere — this very day people are fleeing for their lives. Yet in the midst of this chaos, the LUM Immigration Clinic gives hope. The LUM Immigration Clinic exists to help immigrants in Greater Lafayette successfully navigate all the red tape of the US immigration system. Each year the Immigration Clinic offers hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of certified legal assistance to those who otherwise could not afford it. It is the only program of its kind in Tippecanoe County and the surrounding eight-county area.

If you wish to help with or invest in the LUM Immigration Clinic, please consider making a donation or volunteering.


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