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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

Announcement (February 2018):

KRM’s immigration legal services team is currently accepting appointments for Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) renewals for previous DACA recipients. If you are a previous DACA recipient you may be eligible to apply for DACA, even if your protections are currently expired. Contact KRM to schedule your appointment if you think you may be eligible. Staff speak Spanish, Arabic, and French. All services are fee-based.

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.

Louisville

Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 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

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

Americana World Community Center
4801 Southside Drive
Louisville, KY 40214

Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Iroquois Library
601 W. Woodlawn Avenue
Louisville, KY 40215

 

Lexington

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

CONTACT:

KRM LOUISVILLE

Rachel Droste, Citizenship Coordinator
Email Rachel
(502) 479-9180 x 587
Louisville Citizenship Classes Facebook Page

KRM LEXINGTON

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

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