Michigan Immigrant Rights Center

About Michigan Immigrant Rights Center

The Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC) is a resource center for advocates seeking equal justice for Michigan's immigrants. MIRC works to build a thriving Michigan where immigrant communities are fully integrated and respected. In order to realize this mission the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center builds capacity through education and training about immigration law and the complex relationship between immigration status and immigrants' rights in areas including access to public benefits, family law and child welfare, civil rights, and worker's rights; answers questions and provides technical support to attorneys and advocates serving low-income immigrants; recruits, trains, and mentors volunteer pro bono attorneys; leads systematic advocacy to advance the rights of low-income immigrants and their families; tracks and analyzes legislative and legal developments related to immigration law and immigrants' rights; builds coalition among immigrant advocacy and other social justice and civil rights organizations statewide; represents individual clients in priority areas including naturalization and citizenship matters and the rights of survivors of domestic violence, refugees, and unaccompanied minors; promotes respect and understanding among immigrants and receiving communities through our Welcoming Michigan initiative; and represents clients in impact cases involving violations of civil rights by law enforcement or government entities, access to public benefits for immigrants and children of immigrants, the unauthorized practice of immigration law, and any other civil legal issue relating to immigration status.



June 2019 - August 2019 Kalamazoo, MI
“The staff was extremely personable, and the information they had me research changed my level of awareness on immigration issues in the united states. ”


June 2018 Grand Rapids, MI
“I got lots of great hands on experience with immigration law, and the attorneys were and still are very accommodating to my schedule and are very willing to teach me about their practice. I appreciate them and their work so much. ”
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