Susan Reed, Supervising Attorney
Susan E. Reed is Supervising Attorney with the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center. Susan is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and Marquette University. Susan has practiced immigration and immigrant rights law since 2003. Susan has also served as a staff attorney at Farmworker Legal Services of Michigan and as a regional attorney for Justice for Our Neighbors, the immigration legal services program of the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Her particular interests include the intersection of family and immigration law, the rights of unaccompanied immigrant children, immigrant eligibility for public benefits and programs, and civil rights matters. Susan is Secretary of the Steering Committee for the Michigan Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (MCIRR) and co-chairs the Advocacy Committee of the Michigan Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She has served as an advisor to several State Bar of Michigan committees and initiatives. Her research and commentary has been published in Clearinghouse Review among other publications. Susan is fluent in Spanish. In 2013, Susan was appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court to the Foreign Language Board of Review and serves as a committee member of the Court's Limited English Proficiency Implementation Advisory Committee. Susan is also a member of the Detroit City Council Immigration Task Force. She is available to handle or co-counsel impact cases referred by attorneys and advocates.
Anna Hill, Law Clerk
Anna graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and the University of California, Berkeley. After graduating she worked as an Overseas Fellow with a legal clinic for victims of human trafficking at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México in Mexico City. As a law student she served as a student attorney with Michigan Law’s Human Trafficking Clinic and as a legal intern for an immigration law firm. She also interned with the University of California, Berkeley’s East Bay Community Law Center Immigration practice . She has represented clients in cases for affirmative asylum, victims of crime and domestic violence, and prosecutorial discretion. Prior to law school she worked with immigrants as a caseworker for Head Start and the USDA’s Agrability program. She is fluent in Spanish.
Ruby Robinson, Staff Attorney
Ruby Robinson is an attorney with the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center. He focuses, primarily, on immigration relief available to victims of domestic violence and crime. Ruby graduated from Wayne State University Law School and the University of Michigan. He worked as a staff attorney at Lakeshore Legal Aid's Counsel & Advocacy Law Line and at LA VIDA, a partnership of Lakeshore Legal Aid and Community Health and Social Services, Inc. During law school, Ruby worked as student attorney with the school's Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic, during which he represented clients in asylum cases. Prior to law school, Ruby served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA in Brooklyn, NY for a social services agency. He is available to consult on and assist with cases involving victims of crime and domestic violence, as well as naturalization matters.
Christine Sauvé, Southeast Michigan Communities Coordinator, Welcoming Michigan
Christine Sauvé coordinates activities in southeast Michigan for the Welcoming Michigan project, MIRC’s statewide grassroots immigrant integration initiative. She works to connect U.S. and foreign-born residents in metro Detroit. Christine received her BA from the University of Michigan Residential College and MSW from the University of Michigan School of Social Work. She is interested in community organization and social systems, with a focus on multicultural community organizing. Christine served as a Peace Corps Volunteer for three years in Mauritania and Senegal in West Africa. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
Jonathan Romero, West Michigan Communities Coordinator, Welcoming Michigan
Jonathan coordinates activities in west Michigan for the Welcoming Michigan project. He received his BA in Political Science & Philosophy from Kalamazoo College where he wrote his undergraduate philosophy thesis, Deontological Argument Against The Deportations of Dreamers. While in undergrad, Jonathan was invited to the Capitol to speak alongside minority leader Nancy Pelosi about the negative impact of education budget cuts for low-income students. Jonathan is interested in attaining political and social equality for underrepresented groups in democratic systems of governance. He is a contributing editor for Praxis Center, an online resource center for scholars, activists, and artists where he cultivates content regarding Race, Class, and Immigration.