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Immigration Law Program

immigration_girl-lr.jpgFor nearly 20 years, LSEM's Immigration Law Program has provided holistic civil legal expertise free of charge to low-income immigrants, refugees and their families residing in eastern Missouri.

Our immigration law program has extensive experience helping clients navigate complex immigration laws to reunite with immediate family members, stabilize their households, and become Naturalized U.S. Citizens. We also assist violent crime survivors with various humanitarian visas, to help those survivors achieve equal access to justice and long-term safety.

With the exception of certain immigrant crime victims and immediate relatives of U.S. Citizens, the Immigration Law Program represents only documented/authorized immigrants and refugees with their civil legal problems (we cannot do criminal work).

LSEM's Immigration Law Program assists clients filing immigration applications such as the following:

  • an immigrant or refugee visa petition for a relative;
  • a fiancée visa petition;
  • adjustment to permanent residence;
  • removal of conditions on permanent residency;
  • naturalization—including a request for a waiver of the testing requirements;
  • a battered immigrant spouse self-petition;
  • a crime victim nonimmigrant visa;
  • a human trafficking victim nonimmigrant visa;
  • relief from removal;
  • a waiver of grounds of inadmissibility;
  • employment authorization.


  • Kim Allen, Managing Attorney
  • Mary Anthony, Accredited Representative
  • Kate Reid, Accredited Representative


Printable pdf versions of the Program Brochure are avilable in:


Other Helpful Resources

LSEM collaborates with an extensive network of community service providers and community education and outreach has always been an integral part of the Immigration Law Program's mission. Below are the websites for some of our community partners, as well as additional resources about immigration law.

Non-profit Immigrant Service Providers

Local and Federal Immigration Policy and Rules