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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).


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Immigration Clinic Volunteer Spotlight


Celebrating Dedicated LUM Volunteers

The LUM Immigration Clinic replies on a team of dedicated and trained volunteers. Featured here are some of the newest volunteers. They are pictured above from left to right.

Andrea Axsom:

Readers should know: “I am a Purdue Professional Writing student and Bible study leader for The Navigators.”

Abby Sommers:

Readers should know: “I love learning about other cultures, especially their cuisine and literature!”

Eyob Moges:

Readers should know: “I am the son of Ethiopian immigrants who studied political science in college.”

Mateo Ramirez:

Readers should know: “I am majoring in Political Science and Communications, and I am very passionate about helping and advocating for my community.” 

Samanta Garcia:

Readers should know: “I am a rising senior at Purdue University studying Supply Chain Information & Analytics.”

Khunsha Ahmed:

Readers should know: “I am a junior in Health Sciences at Purdue, and I am passionate about helping the local community grow and being a part of that growth!” 

Mansoorah Kermani:

Readers should know: “I am dedicated to working towards making as many positive changes in the world as I can, no matter how big or small.”

Layan Yunis:

Readers should know: “I’m a student at Purdue University, and I’m very passionate about social justice.”

Sarah Percival:

Readers should know: “I’m working on a Ph.D. in Mathematics at Purdue.”

Angel Valentin:

Readers should know: “I came from Puerto Rico to study at Purdue, and have been working with the Wesley Foundation and becoming involved with local organizations.”


Thank you to these LUM volunteers for giving their time and talent. If you wish to volunteer with the LUM Immigration Clinic, click HERE.


Khunsha Ahmed, Ileana Cortes Santiago, Mansoorah Kermani, Adelia Sorge, Layan Yunis, Angel Valrod, Eli Heindricks

Voluntarios de la Clínica de Inmigración de LUM

Andrea Axsom:

Los lectores deben saber: “Soy un estudiante de escritura profesional de Purdue y líder de estudios bíblicos para The Navigators”.

Eyob Moges:

Los lectores deben saber: “Soy hijo de inmigrantes etíopes que estudiaron ciencias políticas en la universidad”.

Mateo Ramirez:

Los lectores deben saber: “Me estoy especializando en Ciencias Políticas y Comunicaciones, y me apasiona ayudar y defender a mi comunidad”.

Samanta Garcia:

Los lectores deben saber: “Soy un estudiante de último año en la Universidad de Purdue que estudio Información y análisis de la cadena de suministro”.

Mansoorah Kermani:

Los lectores deben saber: “Estoy dedicado a trabajar para hacer tantos cambios positivos en el mundo cómo puedo, sin importar cuán grande o pequeño”.

Layan Yunis:

Los lectores deben saber: “Soy estudiante de la Universidad de Purdue y me apasiona la justicia social”.

Sarah Percival:

Los lectores deben saber: “Estoy trabajando en un Ph.D. en Matemáticas en Purdue “.

Khunsha Ahmed, Ileana Cortes Santiago, Mansoorah Kermani, Adelia Sorge, Layan Yunis, Angel Valrod, Eli Heindricks

LUM Immigration Clinic Volunteers

Andrea Axsom:

Readers should know: “I am a Purdue Professional Writing student and Bible study leader for The Navigators.”

Abby Sommers:

Readers should know: “I love learning about other cultures, especially their cuisine and literature!”

Eyob Moges:

Readers should know: “I am the son of Ethiopian immigrants who studied political science in college.”

Mateo Ramirez:

Readers should know: “I am majoring in Political Science and Communications, and I am very passionate about helping and advocating for my community.” 

Samanta Garcia:

Readers should know: “I am a rising senior at Purdue University studying Supply Chain Information & Analytics.”

Khunsha Ahmed:

Readers should know: “I am a junior in Health Sciences at Purdue, and I am passionate about helping the local community grow and being a part of that growth!” 

Mansoorah Kermani:

Readers should know: “I am dedicated to working towards making as many positive changes in the world as I can, no matter how big or small.”

Layan Yunis:

Readers should know: “I’m a student at Purdue University, and I’m very passionate about social justice.”

Sarah Percival:

Readers should know: “I’m working on a Ph.D. in Mathematics at Purdue.”

Angel Valentin:

Readers should know: “I came from Puerto Rico to study at Purdue, and have been working with the Wesley Foundation and becoming involved with local organizations.”

Khunsha Ahmed, Ileana Cortes Santiago, Mansoorah Kermani, Adelia Sorge, Layan Yunis, Angel Valrod, Eli Heindricks

Immigration Clinic — Seeks Volunteers


Immigration Clinic Logo ICThe LUM Immigration Clinic is in need of volunteers who have experience taking short hand and dictation.

The volunteer would assist in preparing client applications for submission to United States Citizenship & Immigration Services. Several application types require that client’s provide declarations to be included as evidence in support of their claim to a particular benefit. In many cases we have found that it is helpful and expedient for the information to be recorded during staff interviews/consultations.


At the most a volunteer would be asked to assist one to two hours a week during regular office hours (Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), and scheduling would be done according to the availability of the volunteer.


If interested please call or email Susan Brouillette, LUM Immigration Clinic director (765.423.2691 | sbrouillette@lumserve.org).