LOGANSPORT, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana church that’s been helping immigrants achieve citizenship is preparing for even more requests for assistance after President Barack Obama’s decision on immigration system changes.
The Bridge Community Church in Logansport started its immigration legal clinic in February, helping clients with the paperwork necessary for citizenship applications.
Pastor Zach Szmara tells the Pharos-Tribune that the church members wanted to assist people through the “confusing labyrinth” of the immigration system.
Szmara says the clinic has helped more than 100 people since opening. He says they’ve come from 14 countries, including India, Burma, the United Kingdom, Kenya and Colombia.
Obama’s executive action is expected to shield about 5 million people from deportation.