Our Mission

We serve immigrants of all faiths and nationalities who seek family reunification, citizenship, and protection from persecution and violence.

Kellie Draper

St. Mary’s Immigration Office (accredited since 2012)

Services Provided

  • Case Consultation
  • Change of Address
  • Petition for Spouse
  • Petition for Relative 
  • Petition for Fiancé
  • Waiver Applications 
  • Applications to Remove Conditional Residency
  • Application for Deferred Action Status (DACA)
  • Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status
  • Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card
  • Application for Authorized Employment
  • Application for Temporary Protected Status
  • Application for Naturalization
  • Application for Certificate of Citizenship
  • VAWA and Self-Petition Applications
  • U-Visa Applications
  • Freedom of Information Act – FOIA Applications
  • Application for Biographic Information 
  • NVC Consular Processing
  • Immigrant Visa Fee

SMIP in the News
SMIP in Lexington: Kearney Hub (2 Oct 2012) 
DACA: Lexington Clipper-Herald (29 Jan 2013)
Citizenship Classes: Lexington Clipper-Herald (19 March 2013)

About SMIP

Saint Mary’s Immigration Program is a ministry of Saint Mary’s Cathedral.  It was begun by request of the Bishop in response the to the immigration raids at the local meatpacking plant on December 12th, 2007.  Implementing the U.S. bishops’ teaching on justice for immigrants, SMIP helps prepare and process immigration paperwork for significantly less cost than a private attorney.  St. Mary’s Cathedral is proud to provide these services to all immigrants and to help create good citizens and workers for the United States of America.

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) begun by the Catholic bishops of the United States to enhance and expand delivery of legal services to indigent and low-income immigrants principally through diocesan immigration programs and to meet the immigration needs identified by the Catholic Church in the United States.  CLINIC assists Saint Mary’s Immigration Program in achieving its mission.

SMIP is accredited by the Office of Legal Access Programs (OLAP) through the Department of Justice (DOJ) Recognition & Accreditation Program.  Client Representatives also receive individual accreditation by the OLAP and DOJ after receiving extensive training and submitting detailed application information for approval by the board.  Representatives continue their education in immigration law and procedure after accreditation.

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Grand Island Main Office

205 Sout Cedar Street
(Pink building across from the Cathedral)
PO Box 938
Grand Island, NE

Tel: (308) 381-2855
Fax: (308) 381-2925

Office Hours :

Appointments only

Lexington Outreach Office

Lexington Outreach Location:

513 N Grant St, Suite 7A
Lexington, NE

Tel: (308) 324-7300
Fax: (308) 324-9975

Office Hours

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday:  Closed Sunday: Closed