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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
(502) 479-9180 ext 586

KRM Lexington & Northern Kentucky

Emily Jones, Senior Immigration Attorney
(859) 226-5661

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.

schedule for citizenship classes:

Online 1 – 3 pm

Online 10 am – 12 pm
Online 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Online 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Online 5:30 – 7:30 pm

In-person 5:30 – 7:45 pm
501 W. Sixth Street
Lexington, KY 40508

In-person 11 am – 1pm
Iroquois Library
601 W Woodlawn Ave
Louisville, KY 40215

Online 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Online 10 am – 12 pm



Jason Wade, Citizenship Coordinator
Email Jason
(502) 938-0614


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.