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LUM Client Becomes US Citizen

LUM Immigration Clinic client and school teacher, Somdatta Datta Roy, was recently sworn in as a citizen of the United States of America at the oath ceremony at White Horse Christian Center, West Layette.

Ms. Datta Roy shared, “I appreciated the guidance I got from the (LUM Immigration) Clinic.” She added, “I have a 13 year old son who was born in the U.S. and I look forward to sharing citizenship with him. We are settling down here. This is my country now!”

{Pictured L to R: Beata Ribeiro, LUM Volunteer; State Representative Sheila Klinker; new citizen, Somdatta Datta Roy & Adelia Sorge, LUM Volunteer.}

Since opening in 2014, the LUM Immigration Clinic has helped clients petition for relatives, become permanent residents, renew green cards, apply for citizenship, and obtain protection from abusers as well as reunite family members and help young people follow their dreams. The clinic also offers Citizenship Classes and Spanish Conversation Tables.

Susan Brouillette, LUM Immigration Clinic Director, shared, “during the past year we have been blessed to have six volunteers complete the training necessary to become accredited by the US-DOJ, which allows us to better meet the need for low-cost quality immigration law services within our community.”

For more information about the LUM Immigration Clinic, click HERE; or email or call Susan Brouillette (sbrouillette@lumserve.org | 765-423-2691).

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LUM Citizenship Classes Have Started

The LUM Immigration Clinic has teamCitizenshipClassesed up with the Lafayette Adult Resource Academy to offer FREE Citizenship Classes which began THIS WEEK for persons interested in learning more about US history and government. Details are as follows:

  • Five-week session—NOW through – July 28
  • Tuesday and Thursday evenings
  • Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
  • Place: LARA, 1100 Elizabeth Street, Lafayette

While the series of classes is geared toward preparing permanent residents for the naturalization exam, anyone is welcome to attend.

culturalconnectionSpecial thanks to Cultural Connections—an invaluable partner to the Citizenship Classes for bringing refreshments, teaching classes, and offering support, advice and empathy to our participants. Pictured L to R representing Cultural Connections are Andrea Wallpe; Beata Ribeiro, teacher; and Deanna Brown, founder & director. For more information about Cultural Connections, email Deanna at deannab@frontiernet.com.


Volunteer Opportunities—LUM Immigration Clinic—Citizenship Classes

LUM Immigration Clinic is seeking additional volunteers to help pass out materials, engage students regarding discussion topics, and review vocabulary & civics questions in preparation for the naturalization interview. LUM is also seeking individuals/groups who might be willing to interact with students to provide refreshments during one or more of the classes. This is a great opportunity for church or civic groups to learn more about the naturalization process and to meet future citizens. Finally volunteers are needed to teach the next five-week session of classes which is tentatively scheduled to begin in October 2015. If interested you’re encouraged to attend and observe one of the August-September classes.

Please call or email Susan Brouillette if you have any questions or would like more information about the classes or any of the volunteer opportunities (765-423.2691 | sbroullette@lumserve.org).

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