Music, food, drinks help raise funds for LUM Immigration Clinic

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Music, food and drinks helped raise money for Lafayette Urban Ministries Immigration Clinic.

The first Port of Hope fundraiser was held Thursday. Local restaurants served a variety of international foods, and there was a silent auction featuring art from around the world.

Joe Micon, LUM’s executive director, said all the money raised will go toward immigration services. He said funds will help clients such as international students, who may need help with visas or green cards.

“The new immigrants are a synergy, a force for positive things. We want to make sure that everybody who is able to be here legally receives the help at a reasonable cost to be able to do that,” Micon said.

Organizers estimated about 150 people went to the event.