Local Judge Engages with Immigration Clinic
Meet Judge Tom Busch - LUM Volunteer & Donor
Judge Tom Busch has valued the work of the LUM Immigration Clinic since it opened in 2014. After a new US immigration policy was implemented in April 2018 resulting in federal authorities separating children from their parents, Judge Busch was moved to get engaged and started volunteering with the LUM Immigration Clinic.

Judge Tom Busch grew up in Chicago & California and lives in West Lafayette with his wife, Kathy. Judge Busch earned a bachelor's degree from University of Chicago and a law degree from New York University. He and Kathy are retired and have three grown children. Their son lives in New York City, one daughter lives in Italy and their other daughter, San Francisco. His love of his family and seeing them often was the reason he decided to retire from the bench in Tippecanoe Circuit Court in 2017 after serving for 15 years. Judge Tom Busch is currently Senior Judge in Tippecanoe County, serving when needed.

Judge Busch shared that, "the LUM Immigration Clinic is essential and doing very important work. It would be great if others would step up and volunteer because there is a lot of work to be done." With LUM, Judge Busch has been assigned two "permission to stay" cases so far. One is a petition for "U nonimmigration" status and the second is an attempt to get asylum. Judge Tom Busch not only engages as a volunteer but also has invested in the LUM Immigration Clinic financially. Susan Brouillette, the LUM Immigration Clinic director, stated, "We are humbled and honored to call Judge Busch a volunteer. His reputation as a fair, methodical and hard working lawyer and judge is unparalleled. We are so fortunate to have him serving this community in another meaningful and needed way through the LUM Immigration Clinic."

If you too wish to support the LUM Immigration Clinic, donate & attend Port of Hope NEXT Thursday. See below for more details about Port of Hope.
Holder Bedding NOW Matching LUM Donations
$2,500 Match Program - November 2018
Holder Bedding Inc. of Lafayette is once again offering the  "$2,500 Match Program" in support of LUM. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to "double your donation" to LUM and increase your impact on strengthening local families thanks to the generosity of Holder Bedding Inc. It's simple —
click the "Match Program" button below, make a donation by November 30, and Holder Bedding will match all donations up to $2,500.

INCENTIVE - Holder Bedding is also offering an incentive of $200 toward your purchase of one of their Select Mattress Sets. Visit Holder Bedding ( 230 Farabee Dr N, Lafayette ), mention Lafayette Urban Ministry, and get $200 off.

{ Pictured (L to R) with Joe Micon, LUM executive director, from Holder Bedding are Merrick Steinmetz, owner; Benjamin Hernandez; Scott Holder, Jonathan Fields, owner; and Elijah Tague}
LUM Fall Events - Attend, Donate, Volunteer
benefiting Immigration Clinic

NEXT Thursday, November 8
5:30-8 p.m.
Lafayette Brewing Co.
622 Main St, Lafayette
$40 per person

November 22 | 8 a.m. start time
Cattail Trail Loop, Celery Bog Nature Area
Parking - Walmart, West Lafayette
$35 per person | $10 Youth
Greater Lafayette Interfaith

November 22 | Noon-2 p.m.
Central Presbyterian Church
31 N 7th Street, Lafayette
Free to All
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Purdue Hosts Atomic Bomb Survivor - TONIGHT
Shigeko Sasamori Recounts Her Experience
Shigeko Sasamori was 14 years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, the hypocenter of the explosion just two miles away from where she lived. Sasamori will share h er personal account of the tragedy, “August 6th 1945: My Story.”
  • TONIGHT - 7 p.m.
  • Wilmeth Active Learning Center, Room 3087, Purdue University, West Lafayette

The event will begin with a poster exhibit of the atomic bombing, a gift from Hiroshima Peace Museum, at 6:30 p.m. The talk is sponsored by the School of Languages and Cultures, the Asian Studies Program and the Peace Studies Program, all in the College of Liberal Arts. For more information, email Kazumi Hatasa at khatasa@purdue.edu .