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LUM Clients to be Naturalized


LUM Client to be Naturalized at Lafayette Ceremony on Friday, September 16, 2016


Immigration Clinic Logo ICLafayette, IN –  LUM Immigration Clinic client and volunteer Daleth Martins de Abreu Assad, will be sworn in as a US Citizen at the West Layette oath ceremony this Friday (September 16) in conjunction with Global Fest.   Details are as follows:

  • Date: Friday, September 16, 2016
  • Time: 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Place: Burtsfield Auditorium, Morton Center, 222 N Chauncey Ave, West Lafayette

When asked about her experience both as a client and volunteer, Mrs. Asad commented,

“I found the  LUM/LARA citizenship class and the guidance I received from the LUM Immigration Clinic to be extremely helpful in preparing for the naturalization exam.  I am very pleased to be associated with the clinic as both a client and now as a volunteer.  It is a great resource to those in the community, especially native Spanish speakers, who have been here for many years and needed additional encouragement and support to apply for citizenship.  The service provided LUM immigration clinic and the LUM/LARA citizenship class are priceless.”

Since opening in August 2014, the LUM Immigration Clinic has helped clients petition for their relatives, become permanent residents, renew their green cards, apply for citizenship, and obtain protection from abusers.  The clinic has reunited family members and helped young people follow their dreams in addition answering questions regarding tourist visas and student visas.   Finally the clinic has begun offering citizenship classes in partnership with the Lafayette Adult Resource Academy to offer citizenship classes and also partners with the Purdue Ayuda y Aprende program to offer basic Spanish conversation classes.

Reflecting on the accomplishments of the past two years, Joe Micon, Executive Director of Lafayette Urban Ministry, stated  

“In the midst of all this, it is important for us to stop and celebrate each time one of our clients takes her oath of citizenship as an new US citizen.  To Daleth and the others who will be sworn in at the naturalization ceremony on Friday: Welcome to America the Beautiful.  May her blessings of equal opportunity be bestowed upon you.  May you serve her and enjoy both the rights and responsibilities of her freedom.”


For more information about services offered by the LUM immigration program may visit the website (www.lumserve.org/immigration-clinic) or email or call Susan Brouillette (sbrouillette@lumserve.org | 765-423-2691).  


Contacts:

Joe Micon
Executive Director
Lafayette Urban Ministry
(765) 423-2691
jmicon@lumserve.org

Susan Brouillette
LUM Public Policy Director
(765) 714-7622
sbrouillette@lumserve.org


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First LUM Client to Become Naturalized


First LUM Client to be Naturalized at Lafayette Ceremony on Friday


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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.  


Contacts:

Susan Brouillette
LUM Public Policy Director
(765) 714-7622
sbrouillette@lumserve.org

Joe Micon
Executive Director
Lafayette Urban Ministry
(765) 423-2691
jmicon@lumserve.org

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