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Immigration Legal Services

KRM’s immigration services are family-based and humanitarian (e.g., refugees and asylees). These services are open to community members of all immigration statuses, regardless of whether or not you were resettled by KRM or arrived as a refugee. Services are offered in Louisville, Lexington, and Northern Kentucky.

All services are fee-based:

  • Consultations
  • Employment Authorization Document (EAD)
  • Travel documents
  • Permanent residency (green card)
  • Family reunification
  • Marriage Based adjustment of status
    • Fiance Visas
    • Citizenship/Naturalization
    • Affirmative and Defensive Asylum Cases
    • U, T, and VAWA cases
    • I601A Waivers of Inadmissibility

To schedule, contact:

KRM Louisville

Carine Basenge, Legal Caseworker
Email Carine
(502) 479-9180 ext 586

KRM Lexington & Northern Kentucky

Emily Armstrong, Legal Caseworker
Email Emily
(859) 226-5661 ext 608

For a full list of legal immigration staff and attorneys, see the KRM staff page. 


Citizenship / Naturalization

To offer support throughout the citizenship preparation process, KRM citizenship classes assist applicants with learning U.S. civics and practicing the oral interviews. Citizenship preparation classes are open to the community.

To enroll in one of these classes, arrive 30 minutes before class time with your green card (permanent residency card) and a photo ID. Be ready for an English placement test.

announcement march 12, 2020

Effective March 12, KRM’s Citizenship Classes held at Louisville Free Public Library’s Newburg, Iroquois, and South Central branches are closed until April 4 in following with LFPL’s suspension of the use of meeting spaces and program spaces. Visit for the latest on their status. KRM’s citizenship preparation class at Americana Community Center is dependent on the Jefferson County Public School schedule.


Wednesday, 10:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m.

Newburg Library
4800 Exeter Ave
Louisville, KY 40218

Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Iroquois Library
601 W. Woodlawn Avenue
Louisville, KY 40215

Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Americana World Community Center
4801 Southside Drive
Louisville, KY 40214

Monday and Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Americana World Community Center
4801 Southside Drive
Louisville, KY 40214

Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

South Central Regional Library
7300 Jefferson Blvd
Louisville, KY 40219


Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m. – 8:20 p.m.

Kentucky Refugee Ministries – Lexington Office
1710 Alexandria Drive, Suite 2
Lexington, KY 40504

Fridays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.

Lexington Public Library – Village Branch
2185 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY 40504



Katie Mills, ESL & Citizenship Coordinator
Email Katie
(502) 479-9180 x 587
Louisville Citizenship Classes Facebook Page


Andy Barlow, ELT Coordinator and Citizenship Instructor
Email Andy
(859) 242-7840
Lexington Citizenship Classes Facebook Page


To contact other staff in KRM’s Immigration & Citizenship programs, please see the staff page.