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Caridad Pastor

Immigration Attorney at Troy, MI

4.6   20 reviews

also known as Carrie

  • State Years
    New York - NY 4 years
    Michigan - MI 33 years
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2019
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1990
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Caridad

Learn Caridad’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Asylum
    We can help with your application for asylum. We have assisted persons seeking asylum for over two decades. We now have an office in NYC in addition to Michigan.

    34 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Immigration
    We specialize in difficult immigration cases and litigate in immigration and federal courts. We also specialize in intracompany transfers and investor visas

    34 years, 2,000 cases

I was born in New York City.  My parents were both Cuban immigrants.  My father was an asylee and my mother was a sponsored immigrant.  My passion has always been to help those persons coming to the U.S. to navigate the complicated system and start a new life that will lead to better opportunities for themselves and their children.


I am honored to be a lawyer serving immigrants.  I can't imagine doing anything else.


Pastor & Associates, P.C.
575 E Big Beaver Rd Ste 185
Troy, MI, 48083
Pastor & Associates, PC
11 Broadway
Suite 1005
New York, NY, 10004
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4.6 / 5.0
  20 customer reviews
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Posted by Rubi | January 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pastor & associates are the best immigration lawyers.
I RECEIVED MY GREEN CARD YESTERDAY!!!you can be at peace that Carrie and her team will do what's best in your immigration case to get you aproved.thank you so much! God bless you.
Response from Caridad Pastor February 2, 2023
We are so thrilled that you have your green card.
Posted by Hussein Fawaz | January 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing and logical lawyers with any Difficulty case
Mrs Caridad she done for me and Handel my case no one in USA able to handle it .However because of this Amazing lowyer she let my case win in immigration court / and let me continue my residency in United States with a law full permanent resident now with in opening way to be able for citizenship to : I really recommend this lawyer with any complicated immigration case
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Response from Caridad Pastor January 19, 2023
Thank so very much. It was a pleasure being able to represent you.
Posted by Nazif Fetahaj | December 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She saved my life
Caridad Pastor She is the best Immigration attorney I recommend everyone to see her if you have immigration problem. Carie and her staff they very professional, respectful and caring. Every time she answer your calls or emails, carie and her team it's reason why I'm still here in US and I'm able to be with my children and my family I'm very happy with her,my family it's very happy thank you again Caridad Pastor you save my life!
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Response from Caridad Pastor January 19, 2023
Thank you it was a pleasure to help you with your issue.
Posted by Katrina | May 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best attorney.
If you ever need an immigration attorney Caridad and her team are on of the best in Michigan . I’ve hired her more then one time for different cases. In all the cases she handle we were successful. She really cares about you and your situation. It’s not about the money for her and her team. It is to correct the wrong that was done by our immigration system. Thank you to her and her team. We will be forever grateful.
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Response from Caridad Pastor October 13, 2022
Thank you for your kind words
Posted by Bladimir Santoyo | January 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
We received an excellent service, and for our family members she's more than a lawyer she's part of the family she's our family lawyer since 2005 and always she's successful with all our immigration services... thanks carrie
Response from Caridad Pastor January 19, 2023
Thank you for having confidence in us. We love helping you and your family.
Posted by Somaya | January 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She was very professional, honest, and she got our interview fast. She was the only attorney that said the truth about our situation and told us exactly what we needed to do.
Response from Caridad Pastor January 19, 2023
Thank you. At our firm we are always honest. We don’t want to waste your time or money and most importantly play with your hopes.
Posted by Tatyana | January 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Always Responsive
Wasted a lot of money on 2 other 'Lawyers" and then I found Cari. Highly intelligent with tons of experience but never too busy to update you about your case and answer any questions you might have. Best money I've ever spent so I guess it's true what they say, you get what you pay for.
Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best immigration attorney
So gratefull to Caridad for taking my case. She has flown for my courts and has always been on top of things. She has been the best legal advise i could of asked for and i was played by two prior attorneys that took the money , promissed things that wore legally imposible and then was back at the bigenning but worse. So yes! Shes the best thing that has happened to me.
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Posted by Miriam | November 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stellar Immigration Help
Every interaction that I have had with Carrie and her staff has been professional, respectful, and caring. The help that my spouse and I received has uplifted my life for the better. Thank you so much Carrie and everyone at the office! I would recommend their service to any immigrant, Spanish speaker, same-gender couple, or young adult.
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Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She saved my life!
I was put in jail by immigration and Carrie handled my case. She visited me at the jail many times and even told me I could call collect. She fought for me and filed for so many different things for me that the judge told her she had thrown in the kitchen sink. Well, the judge said no to me and she appealed my case. I could not believe it when she won and the judge signed my papers. I was here as a little kid and never had any papers. I got out of jail the same night the judge told me I had won my appeal. But she did not stop there. She helped go to immigration with my order for my green card. Now I actually have a green card. I am so happy. I tell you if you want a lawyer that cares and does not give up on your go to Carrie.
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Posted by Alyssa | January 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped when we needed it the most
My wife filed for residency. Carrie and her staff were extremely thorough with not just with the paperwork, but also giving us all of the information we needed to make good decisions through our entire process. Also, we are a same sex couple and other people wouldn't even touch our case. But Carrie and her staff were completely courteous and respectful. It's very obvious that they all care about the people they serve and enjoy helping people. I would recommend this firm to anyone.
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Posted by Mirela | August 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST Immigration Attorney
If you are in need of an immigration attorney Caridad Pastor is the one for you. Based on my personal experience with her she is very honest, reliable, and informative. She is the reason why I am still here in the US. She is the reason why I am able to be with my children and family everyday. Through her hard work Caridad Pastor was able to help me gain Permanent Residency in the US. I would highly recommend Caridad Pastor for all your immigration needs.
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2015
Pastor and Associates--Caridad Pastor Cardinale
Caridad Pastor Cardinale firm is whom you want representing you. Carrie is honest and knowledgeable and will work diligently to keep you informed and educated. Carrie and her staff are always respectful, helpful and work hard to understand the needs and concerns of their clients.
Posted by doha | December 4, 2014
best attorney
caridad pastor is one of the best attorneys, you can trust and depend on her with everything, i recommend everyone to see her if they are facing any problems.
Posted by Zeinab | December 4, 2014
An excellent lawyer
Ms. Carrie is a knowledgeable and responsible lawyer .. She helped me with the most critical time for me in the US. She saved me and my family from leaving and kept us here. She is there for her clients when they need her: always answers my phone calls and my emails. She is a lawyer that knows her clients and understands their situations, she is not materialistic at all and cares only about how to win the case. She did my H visa, my labor certificate, and was able to get me my green card. I will definitely recommend her to anyone who needs a lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2014
Best Lawyer
I hired this lawyer to go to court to get my citizenship done because it was taking too long. I did not even have to go to court and in 6 weeks, I got my swearing in notice. I now have my US passport and can visit my family overseas. I am so happy and would hire her again.
Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2014
Amazingly Knowledgeable
Carrie was very dedicated to my case. I had seen several lawyers before who told me there was no hope for me. One even offered to try to help me and wanted to charge me 3 times what Carrie charged me. It took long but after one year, I am now a permanent resident. I don't know how I can thank her.
Posted by Gjeton | September 25, 2014
Incredible lawyer
I went to this attorney a few days before my deportation. She explained everything to me clearly. She always answered my emails. She reopened my case and now I have my green card. Something I thought never would happen. My family is so happy with her.
Posted by Loik | August 30, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The worst attorney in region.
One of the worse’s attorneys law group I’ve ever seen or heard. The whole stuff is unresponsive as well as uneducated people surrounding her. She probably is the same as her stuff as well. Very poor communication with clients. They set up an appointment for today at 11 am. When I called for zoom she asked me to pay which is I did and she kept saying that I have the link in my email address but it wasn’t there I even checked my junk folders. However she puts me on hold and few minutes later she is telling me provide a card number so she can reimburse the fund. She said Carrie is not going to take this zoom call. From the beginning when I called this morning,her secretary with awful English tried to blame me for something like she was saying Mrs. Caridat was waiting for you, meaning like I late for appointment I called at exact 11 am as the scheduled. Eventually I guess they just pack a fool people. So safe some times and avoid ignoring worst people on earth and find the best one’s. Woooooooooorrrrssssseeee law group in Michigan and New York.
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Response from Caridad Pastor January 19, 2023
I am sorry you feel that way but I have no record of your contact with our office. If you used another name you should call me and let me know so I can see what happened.
Posted by Connie | November 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
3 Business Days Before The Interview, She Said,
"I will not be attending the interview with you. Best of luck, Carrie Pastor." Very unprofessional and cunning. I'm sure she will respond and then I will post the whole email, so y'all can see that I'm not making this up. We'll see...
Response from Caridad Pastor November 27, 2021
We do not have any clients name Connie. I am not sure who you are. Can you please clarify why you left this review if we never represented you.?
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Pastor &Associates
  • 2000 - Present


  • New York University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Chebli v Chertoff
  • Won


  • Federal Bar Association
  • Government Relations Committee
  • 2019 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association of the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Co chair immigration committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Campaign for Tolerance
  • Founding Member of Wall of Tolerance
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Albanian
  • French
  • Arabic
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Filipino
  • Bosnian
  • Serbian
  • Croatian
  • Portuguese
  • Turkish
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Honors and Awards

  • Superlawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Excellence in Advancing the Culture of Central Americans
  • Latino American Who's Who
  • 2012
  • Top Attorneys in Michigan
  • American Registry
  • 2011
  • Root Tilden snow scholar
  • New York University
  • 1986
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  • ABA Desk Guide for Immigration Law
  • Past & Promise: Lives of New Jersey Women – “Mary Philbrook”
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Living in the militarized border zone
  • Customs and border protection
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (8)
Endorse Caridad
Immigration Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Pastor is a very well known and experienced immigration attorney within the Michigan area. She has a great reputation amongst her peers and clients. I strongly endorse this attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Carrie is a fantastic and extremely knowledgeable attorney. I've worked on numerous cases with Carrie's office and seen her get phenomenal results."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I truly respect the knowledge and ability that Caridad has in the practice of immigration law. She is a highly respected attorney in the community and a civil right activist that fights for each and every individual that walks in her office. Caridad has over 25 years of experience and it shows. She is one of the best immigration attorneys in the nation."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Carrie has been practicing immigration law for many years."
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