We have some really exciting news to share…😁
We are starting an immigration legal clinic at Embrace! 👏👏👏 Neighbors Immigration Clinic will provide affordable, high-quality immigration legal services to immigrants in Lexington, Northern KY, Eastern KY, and beyond. Neighbors will be affiliated with National Justice for Our Neighbors, which has been effectively starting immigration legal clinics across the country for decades. Neighbors will become their 19th site, the first in Kentucky. We will donate space in our church for their offices and programs.
Over many years our church has developed deep relationships with immigrants who have come from many places throughout our world. Many have come to the United States fleeing horrific violence, poverty, and suffering. The immigration system in America is complicated and very difficult and expensive to navigate. Today immigrants are increasingly afraid and confused as they face prejudice, unfair stereotypes, and lack of compassion from our immigration system. The Bible is abundantly clear that we are required to show hospitality, kindness, and welcome to immigrants. Our Christian faith compels us to stand in solidarity with our immigrant neighbors through practical and effective action. We can’t sit on our hands and do nothing. Some folks from Embrace have joined up with others from across the state to make this dream a reality.
Neighbors is an independent nonprofit that plans to partner with organizations and individuals all across the state. Through conversations with community stakeholders we learned that there are significant gaps in affordable legal services for people seeking asylum and facing removal. Neighbors plans to assist clients in these situations while also hosting monthly mobile clinics in Northern Kentucky and Somerset. The plan is to expand to other parts of the state as the organization grows.
We couldn’t be more excited about this! 🎉
If you want to support Neighbors Immigration Clinic or learn more you find more information on their website: