You're Invited - Port of Hope - November 8
Fundraising Event for the LUM Immigration Clinic
| Thursday, November 8 | 5:30 - 8 p.m. | Lafayette Brewing Co. |
| $40 per person | Live Entertainment | Hors d'oeuvres | Cash Bar | Marketplace |
You are cordially invited to attend the 3rd annual  Port of Hope  fundraising event for the LUM  Immigration Clinic . For many families in our community the LUM Immigration Clinic is their “ Port of Hope .” Please support the work of the LUM Immigration Clinic by attending Port of Hope . Details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, November 8
  • Time: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Location:  Lafayette Brewing Company, 622 Main Street, Lafayette
  • Tickets: $40 per person (must be at least 21 years of age to attend)
  • Hors d’oeuvres, Cash Bar, Live Entertainment, Dancing
  • Visit our Marketplace to purchase one of a kind experiences and opportunities
  • Please note: you must be at least 21 years of age to attend

Port of Hope is a festive event with lots of food, dancing, and fun. Visit our Marketplace to purchase one of a kind experiences & opportunities. Do not miss this opportunity to mingle with friends, old and new, while at the same time celebrating the melting pot that is greater Lafayette. The money raised at the event will go towards supplies, continuing education and legal training, database fees, postage, naturalization workbooks, document searches, and law books.

Tickets are limited so purchase them now so that you don’t miss an evening of merriment like nothing you have ever experienced — with the added benefit of contributing to a great cause.
If you are not able to attend the Port of Hope event but still would like to make an investment in the LUM Immigration Clinic, donate online today (click above). If you would like to be an event sponsor call or email us (765-423-2691 | immigration@lumserve.org ).
Meet Victor - LUM Immigration Clinic Assistant
New Assistant to the Immigration Clinic Director
Victor M. Mite is the new Assistant to the Immigration Clinic Director. In his new role with LUM, Victor assists Immigration Clinic clients, who are individuals from other countries, who are legally in the United States, to navigate the often difficult and confusing Immigration & Naturalization Service bureaucracy. He also speaks and writes in English and Spanish and is beginning to learn French.

Victor grew up in Ancon, Panama, Republic of Panama and now lives in Lafayette. He has two married daughters and two grandchildren, who live in Lafayette & Miami. Victor graduated from the Pan American Institute and earned an associate's degree in Accounting from the University of Panama. For 38 years in Panama, Victor was an accountant and CFO for three different companies. He moved to Miami in 2002 and continued his work in finance. In 2009, Victor moved to Lafayette and began his "second career" as a certified medical interpreter and translator. He retired from the Indiana University Arnett Hospital & Clinics as a CMI interpreter and translator. In his free time, Victor enjoys listening to and recording jazz music, reading (history, religion & physics), going to the gym and hanging out with his grandchildren.

LUM is fortunate to have Victor Mite as a part of the Immigration Clinic staff.
LUM Immigration Clinic Assists Local Family
The LUM Immigration Clinic  often assists local families beyond navigating paperwork with the Immigration & Naturalization Service. Families often need assistance with day-to-day needs and emergencies.

Recently the LUM Immigration Clinic  assisted one family in moving their belongings from storage to their new apartment. LUM staff were able to recruit members from two Purdue fraternities (Delta Pi Rho and Sigma Chi) to assist all day one Saturday (pictured). The Immigration Clinic also utilized other LUM services and partnered with a couple of local churches to gather donations and financial assistance to assist the family with new expenses and basics supplies, food and clothing.

This is just one example of how the impact of the LUM Immigration Clinic  on local families expands beyond the citizenship and naturalization process.
Volunteers Needed - LUM Immigration Clinic
Port of Hope, Interpreters, Translators & More
The  LUM Immigration Clinic  has several volunteer opportunities — and is especially grateful for volunteers who speak Spanish. Here is information on volunteering with Port of Hope :

PORT of HOPE
  • SET UPWednesday, November 7 from 5-7 p.m. (2 hours) - help set up the room for the event
  • FOOD RUNNERSThursday, November 8 from 3-5:30 p.m. (2.5 hours) - pick up food from various restaurants in the area, deliver to Lafayette Brewing Co. & transport food from loading dock to event kitchen.
  • STAFF EVENT Thursday, November 8 from 5-8 p.m. (3 hours) - help staff the event by assisting with the following, last minute set up, registration, answering questions and giving directions, mingling with guests, light housekeeping, troubleshooting, and staffing food, activity, and information tables
  • CLEAN UPThursday, November 8 from 8-9 p.m. (1 hour) - help with break down or clean up

To sign up to volunteer with the Port of Hope event, click below. More information on other volunteer opportunities with the LUM Immigration Clinic, click HERE.