IMMIGRATION RESOURCES

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services  (USCIS)        
Phone:  800-375-5283
Website:  www.infopass.uscis.gov  (www.uscis.gov)
Provides accurate and useful information regarding citizenship and immigration services,
granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting awareness and understanding 
of citizenship.  To schedule an appointment visit the website above!


Freedom House
2630 W. Lafayette
Detroit, MI  48216
Phone:  313-964-4320
Email: info@freedomhousedetroit.org
Website:  www.freedomhousedetroit.org
Freedom House is a shelter for refugees seeking political asylum in the United States.  
The refugees live at Freedom House while their asylum cases are pending before the 
Immigration and Naturalization Service.  Freedom House is an interdenominational, 
non-profit charity that provides food, clothing, shelter and social and legal services 
to people of all races and creeds.  Its mission is to extend love and human dignity 
to people who have been devastated by torture and the denial of human rights.  
Freedom House works to legally resettle refugees into Canada or the United States, 
speaks out against injustice and educates for systemic change.  All Freedom House 
residents are indigent.  The purpose of Freedom House is to provide legal representation 
to indigent refugees seeking political asylum in the U.S. 
The Legal Department provides services in the following areas:
1.  Prepares asylum applications for residents
2.  Represents residents before the U.S. Immigration Court, the Board 
     of Immigration Appeals and the Federal Courts.



Immigration Legal Services Strategic Partnership
Archdiocese of Detroit Refuge Services
5575 Conner #104
Detroit, MI  48213
Phone: 586-416-1113
Website: www.aodonline.org
Provides services in the following areas:
General consultations
Family petitions
Adjustments of status
Asylum and refugee applications
Deportation/removal proceedings
Citizen and nationality law
Non-immigrant visas and work authorizations.
Archdiocese of Detroit Refugee Services Offices works with the newest residents 
of the Detroit Metro region to help ease their transition and welcome them as Jesus 
would have done.  They provide the above services as well as translation and housing 
assistance, transportation, referrals for ESL classes, medical and other refuge benefits, 
employment services, advocacy for refugees and community education on refugee 
resettlement.  


WELCOME MAT DETROIT         JUST ADDED 4/5/2015
Immigrant Integration Network
111 E. Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202 
Phone:  313-871-8600 ext. 233  
Email:  mlane@accesscommunity.org
Website: www.welcomematdetroit.org
This database can connect you to hundreds of resources including an ethnic events 
calendar. 
AND
The International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, Inc.
111 E. Kirby St.
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313-871-8600
Website:  www.iimd.org
Provides services in the following areas:
Immigration/Social Services
Refugee Resettlement
Ethnic Enrichment
Languages/ESL Education


ANGEL HOUSE                                 
3319 Greenfield #260 
Dearborn, Michigan  48120-1212
Physical Address: 
2600 Saulino Court 
Dearborn, Michigan   48120-1212
Phone:  313-849-2522
E-mail:angelhouseinfo@gmail.com
Website:  www.angelhouse.org 
Angel House is a multicultural organization reaching out to the immigrant community in the areas of social, family, vocational, and physical needs, through services in education, health, and counseling.  We provide a wide range of opportunities in volunteerism and outreach, 
as well as education in Arab culture and Islam for those outside this immigrant community. Our location within the largest Middle Eastern population in North America provides a unique immersion experience within this vibrant yet isolated ethnic community.  With the high level 
of personal interaction, small class size, and caring volunteer staff, Angel House prides itself on its community building and support, though mainly focusing on the personal needs of our individual students.


Catholic Services of Macomb              
Immigration & Refugee Services 
15945 Canal 
Clinton Township, MI   48038
Phone:  586-416-1113
CSM is the local site leader for the Detroit New Americans Collaborative which is part of 
a national effort to naturalize as many eligible Legal Permanent Residents as possible.  
We are accomplishing this by providing one-on-one appointments with clients in our office 
in Clinton Township and through a series of Group Naturalization Workshops. 


Lutheran Social Services of Michigan                         
8131 E. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, MI 48214
Phone:  313-823-7700
Email:  info@lssm.org
Website:www.lssm.org 
Our Refugee Services program is the largest of its kind in the state, resettling more than 
1,550 refugees in 2013.  68% achieved self-sufficiency within 180 days.
Resettlement Services:
We lead newly arrived refugees through their confusing first months in the United States.
•provide a furnished house or apartment
•enroll the children in school
•help the refugees apply for Social Security cards and other necessary documents.
•assist with cultural and social integration into the community
•refer the new arrivals to training in English as a second language
•assist with family reunification 
Employment Services:
We are Michigan's primary contractor for job development and placement, vocational
 English language training and citizenship services.
We provide: 
•job skills training
•vocational English language training (VELT)
•translation/interpretation services
•help with social adjustment
•outreach and referral 


Immigration Law Outreach      
Phone:  734-372-4994
Email:  wynterd@cooley.edu     Dionnie Wynter 
Website:  www.cooley.edu  
Students and attorneys of Cooley's Law School-Auburn Hills Campus teach and prepare qualified individuals for the naturalization process.  In addition, pro-bono attorneys offer 
free 30-minute consultations on non-naturalization matters relating to immigration law.  
AND
Cooley Law School plans to open an immigrant rights and civil advocacy clinic at its Ann Arbor campus. The clinic will offer free legal help when it opens in January. It will be Cooley's eighth clinic where law students can as sist clients and the first in-house clinic at the Ann Arbor campus. Cooley's main campus is in Lansing. The clinic will address a range of issues immigrants face, from landlord-tenant disputes and unfair wage claims to problems with their immigration status.  Cooley officials met with lawyers, judges and community leaders in Washtenaw County to learn what free legal services were most needed.


The Salvation Army William Booth Legal Aid Clinic
Harbor Light Center
3737 Lawton 
Detroit, MI  48208
Phone:  313-361-6340
Website: www.usc.salvationarmy.org
Provides FREE legal services to people who are pre-screened and referred to them 
by the Eastern Michigan Division of The Salvation Army in the following areas:
Immigration
Divorce/Family Law
Landlord/Tenant
Public Benefits and Entitlements
Juvenile/Guardianships
Child/Souse Abuse
Traffic Offense 
Criminal 


The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
651 E. Jefferson 
Detroit, MI  48226
Phone:  313-596-0262
Website:  www.law.udmercy.edu
Offers the following Clinics:
The Immigration Law Clinic
The Urban Law Clinic
The Mobile Law Office
The Appellate Advocacy Clinic
The Criminal Law Clinic
The Veterans Clinic
The Environmental Law Clinic 


ACCESS
2651 Saulino Court
Dearborn, MI  48120
Phone:  313-842-7010
AND
4301 E. 14 Mile Road
Sterling Heights, MI  48310
Phone: 586-722-6036 
Website: www.accesscommunity.org
Citizenship classes, E.S. L. classes, social services referrals, translation of documents, interpretation, emergency services program (rent/mortgage assistance, utility shut-off, 
THAW and MI CAFE programs), emergency food assistance, legal assistance, family reunification, National Visa Center Processing, Swearing-in ceremonies, Refugee Medical Assessment Program in partnership with F.I.A.  The Sterling Heights office offers counseling for victims of torture and war as well as health services to new immigrants and the community.  


Chaldean Community Foundation 
29850 Northwestern Hwy.
Southfield, MI  48034
Phone:  248-996-8340
Email: lisa.kalou@chaldeanfoundation.org
Website:  www.chaldeanfederation.org
CFA is a non-profit umbrella organization that provides consultation on achieving asylum 
and connecting the most needy refugee families to local humanitarian relief agencies in the countries of refuge.  For refugees, CFA has assembled and coordinated a coalition of 23 refugee resettlement agencies, community-based organizations and faith-based groups to assist in the resettlement and integration of new arrivals.  


Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development Inc.  (LASED)
4138 W. Vernor Highway
Detroit, MI 48209
Phone:  313-554-2025
Website:  www.lasedinc.org


English Language Institute
Wayne State University
351 Manoogian Hall
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-577-2729
Email:  eliwsu@wayne.edu
Website: www.cla.wayne.edu/eliweb
The only intensive English language program in the metro-Detroit area.  Specializes exclusively in teaching English communication, cultural orientation and academic 
preparation skills to non-native speakers of English from all over the world.


Latino Family Services
3815 W. Fort Street
Detroit, MI  48216
Phone: 313-841-7380
Website: www.latinofamilyservices.org


Southwest Counseling Solutions
1700 Waterman Avenue
Detroit, MI  48209
Phone:  313-896-2800
Website:  www.swsol.org


Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
6735 Telegraph Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI  48301
Phone:  888-902-4673
Website:  www.jewishdetroit.org
Offers New American Services Program for Jewish refugees.


Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County
2245 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
Phone:  734-769-0209
Email: info@jfsannarbor.org
Website:  www.jfsannarbor.org
JFS offers low-cost assistance with a wide range of Immigration Services including Green Card and citizenship applications, preparation of affidavits of invitation, relationship and support for individuals interested in bringing relatives to the U.S., adoption-related legal paperwork, translation of legal paperwork, translations of legal documents, as well as inquiry and advocacy services for application status tracking. 
AND
Resettlement Client Career Services
To accommodate the special needs of our resettlement clients, JFS has career services designed specifically for refugee/immigrant groups. The program offers a unique approach 
to pre-employment training and job development of participants. Career counseling for resettlement clients provides an understanding of the ethics and policies of the American 
labor market, enabling clients to comfortably enter the workforce. Facilitated by bi-lingual 
staff and volunteers, this program provides a sensitive and supportive environment in which participants may reach their potential through successful employment.  JFS is a subcontractor for the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED).  JFS Employment Services are accredited by CARF International.
AND
New Americans Community Club:
The JFS New Americans Community Club (NACC) combines social support with practical assistance for foreign-born older adults. We help these new neighbors access social and medical services, plus direct psychological support, so that the members can successfully integrate into the greater Ann Arbor community. We offer services in English and Russian 
and include translation, English as a Second Language classes, emergency financial assistance, resource advocacy, case management, and cultural programs. Intake services 
are offered in English and in Russian on an on-going basis and additional translating services are available, as needed.  During the intake process, clients are presented with options available from an array programs and services. 
NACC currently provides assistance in the following areas: 
•Case Management / Social Services
•Housing Referrals /Discounts
•Emergency Financial Assistance
•Burial Services Assistance
•Referrals/ Resource Advocacy
•Transportation
•Interpretation/Translation Services
•Assistance with issues related to immigration and naturalization
•English as a Second Language Program
•Language Partnership Program
•Vocational Services (working in partnership with the Senior Aide program in Washtenaw County)
•Meals-On-Wheels referrals and arrangements
•Friendly Home Visits
•The Professional Clothes Closet / Food Pantry Program
•Therapeutic and mutual help group participation
•Short and long term counseling
•Health education
•Cultural and other educational program
•Field trips


Association of Chinese Americans
32585 Concord Drive
Madison Heights, MI  48071
Phone: 248-585-9343
Email:  info@acadetroit.org
Website:  www.acadetroit.org 


North American Indian Association of Detroit
22720 Plymouth Road
Detroit, MI  48239
Phone:  313-535-2966
Email:  info@NAIADetroit.org
Website:  www.NAIADetroit.org


Centro Multicultural La Familia 
35 W. Huron  Suite #500
Pontiac, MI  48342
Phone:  248-858-7800
Email: info@centromulticultural.org   
Website:  www.centromulticultral.org
This program is funded by Job Link through Oakland Schools, provides ESL classes 
with the goal of increasing employment opportunities. 


Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency
Central Office:
196 Cesar Chavez Ave.
PO Box 430598
Pontiac, MI  48343
Phone:  248-209-2600
AND
South Office:
345 E. Nine Mile Road
Ferndale MI  48220
Phone: 248-542-5860
Email:  info@olhsa.org
Website:  www.olhsa.org 
Translation services for older adults.


Arab American Chaldean Council  Immigration & Translation Services
Administration Office:
363 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite #300
Troy, MI  48084
Phone: 248-559-1990
AND
Detroit Office:
111 W. Seven Mile Road
Detroit, MI  48203
Phone: 313-369-4730
Email:  programadvocates@myacc.org 
Website: www. myacc.org
ACC's immigration specialists help in the preparation of documents for the Office 
of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for applications for citizenship, 
asylum, non-immigrant visas and family unification petitions.  Clients are also 
represented before the USCIS and Immigration Court.  


Lutheran Social Services of Michigan
3131 E. Jefferson 
Detroit, MI  48214
Phone: 313-823-7700
Email:
Website: http://www.lssm.org
Lutheran Social Services of Michigan assists refugees who are forced to leave their country because of war or political turmoil.  LSSM is a private refugee resettlement agency that provides sponsorship, immigration assistance, legal services and assistance with resettlement and acculturation. LSSM also helps with job development and placement, vocational English language training and citizenship services.  


The Michigan Poverty Law Program  (MPLP)
22 East Huron Street, Suite 600A
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
Phone:  734-998-6100
Website:  www.mplp.org
Immigration Rights Center and part of the Michigan Foreclosure Prevention Project. 


American Friends Service Committee
Michigan Criminal Justice Program
1414 Hill Street
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
Phone: 734-761-8283
Website:  http://prisoneradvocacy.org


Adopt-a-Refugee Family Program                 
30777 Northwestern Highway, Suite 300
Farmington Hills,  MI 48334
Phone:  248-406-2052 (Ask for Sofia)


NOTE:

Although U.S. law prohibits HIV+ immigrants from becoming citizens, if you're applying for permanent-resident status offered to non-citizens under certain conditions you can receive 
a waiver that puts you on the path to citizenship.  For the waiver, you'll need a qualifying relative who's a citizen or permanent resident to sponsor you.  You'll also need a physician 
to certify that you know you have HIV and intend to be under medical care, that you've been counseled about how to avoid infecting others, and that you're practicing safe behavior.

You won't need a waiver if you are able to be granted asylum--by proving that if you returned 
to your home country, you'd run he risk of persecution based on grounds such as your serostatus, gender or sexual orientation.  Visit us online at www.hivplusmag.com for immigration and resources availableto HIV'ers seeking citizenship or asylum.   
​ 

Migrant Hospitalization
Migrant families with children may have the cost of hospitalization covered, within certain limits, for up to 30 days in a one-year period thru Emergency Medicaid.

The Federal government now has a website offering English classes online. 
The site targets new U.S. Citizens and Spanish speakers.  www.USALEARNS.org


HOTLINES:

Korean Hotline
Phone: 313-856-4488


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Mary Lane, an accredited representative 
in the Archdiocese of Detroit's immigration legal services department handles family immigration, deportation and removal, citizenship and violence against women issues for the archdiocese.  For more information, call 734-285-9470
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