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Front Door Project to Increase Capacity of Immigration Legal Services

For Immediate Release
Contact: Alyson Robbins
arobbins@lsscm.org, 734.794.9563

DETROIT, MI (June 14, 2018) – The Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC) recently received funding from The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and The Kresge Foundation to expand free legal services for immigrants across Michigan. Through the “Front Door” project, MIRC and its partners aim to connect every individual with immigration legal needs in the Detroit Metro area to a trained, legal professional.

Job announcement: Kalamazoo staff attorney

POSITION: The Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC) is seeking an Immigrant Children’s Staff Attorney in our Kalamazoo office.  The successful candidate will have an emphasis on working with unaccompanied immigrant children, will collaborate with local community programs, conduct outreach and legal screenings, and represent immigrant children in removal proceedings. This candidate will also be involved with supervising law clerks, appeals, and other advocacy on behalf of unaccompanied immigrant children.

Job Announcement: Fellowships at MIRC

2018-2020 FELLOWSHIP

Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC) is seeking applicants to sponsor for 2018-2020 Skadden, Soros Justice, and Equal Justice Works Fellowships to work on a project related to the immigration consequences of criminal cases. This project would be to address the increased demand for MIRC’s expertise in this area and would involve partnering with local public defenders, private criminal defense attorneys, the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission, and other advocacy groups.

Supreme Court Decision in DAPA Case

On June 23, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in U.S. v. Texas, which began when Texas and 25 other states (including Michigan) challenged the implementation of President Obama's 2014 DAPA and expanded DACA programs. The district court in Texas issued a nationwide injunction against the programs, and the federal government appealed.

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