Donations needed to help support immigrants across Greater Lafayette

Lafayette Urban Ministry is celebrating immigrants across Greater Lafayette on Thursday.

Posted: Nov 8, 2017 11:20 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Lafayette Urban Ministry is celebrating immigrants across Greater Lafayette on Thursday.
Port of Hope is a fundraising event to support LUM's Immigration Clinic.

The Immigration Clinic opened its doors in 2014. The mission is to work with native-born Americans as well as immigrants. The clinic needs donations from the community to continue offering support.

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"Oh my God. It's really so useful and helpful for me," said Neetu Sinhe, who benefits from the clinics immigration services.
Sinhe started coming to the Lafayette Urban Ministry Immigration clinic in 2015. The clinic helps clients determine their immigration benefits.

"And help them bring their family members to the United States," Susan Brouillette, the clinic's program director, said. "Help people who are here who already have green cards renew their green cards."

On Thursday, Nov. 9, LUM is having its Port of Hope fundraiser. It's a chance to celebrate the immigrant community in Greater Lafayette.

"We often talk a lot about how we've helped them," Brouillette said. "We forget how much they brought and how they've enriched this
country."

The annual event raises money that allows LUM to continue offering quality low-cost immigration services.
"Immigration clinic supports me for everything, even my immigration fees, too," Sinhe said.

Last year, around $12,000 was raised thanks to community support. This year the goal is to raise $20,000.
"We can see additional people, and last year we were able to train six additional persons to become accredited representatives to help people with the immigration process," said Brouillette.

Training volunteers can cost $750 to $1,000. Brouillette said they are able to help 50 to 100 people each year.
"Whatever I need I just call and ask, so that's wonderful," Sinhe said.

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