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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

Eliane Jammal, Legal Caseworker
Email Eliane
(502) 479-9180 ext 586

KRM Lexington & Northern Kentucky

Laura Benrey, Legal Caseworker
Email Laura
(859) 226-5661 ext 618

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

temporary legal office relocation: krm louisville

Starting April 1, 2017, the legal services office at KRM Louisville is temporarily relocating due to building renovations. We will still offer the same legal services. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Temporary address: 1911 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40205. Please use the entrance on Grasmere Drive. If driving, please park on Grasmere Drive as there is no parking lot for the office. All legal staff members’ phone numbers will remain the same.

We thank Highland Presbyterian Church and the James Graham Brown Foundation for funding the building renovations.



Naturalization / Citizenship

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.


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.

International Christian Center
3726 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40218

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



Monday and Thursday, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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

Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Global Engagement Center (Global Lex)
1306 Versailles Road, Suite 110
Lexington, KY 40504


questions about citizenship classes? CONTACT:


Rachel Droste Gwinn, Citizenship Coordinator
Email Rachel
(502) 479-9180 ext 587


Amberly Raider, ESL and Citizenship Instructor
Email Amberly
(859) 226-5661


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