Michael Carlin has years of experience working with immigrants to help them to become lawful permanent residents and citizens of the United States. Mike represents clients before the Immigration Court in Detroit, Michigan, and at the USCIS immigration offices in Detroit and Chicago. Mike has also presented arguments before several U.S. Courts of Appeals, including the federal appeals courts in Washington DC and Chicago.
Mike graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in 2001, where he received a full academic scholarship and was a staff member of the North Carolina Law Review.
Prior to opening his own practice, Mike was a staff attorney at the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, where he represented many clients, both in Immigration Court and at the USCIS offices in Detroit and Chicago.
Mike has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where he ran the Asylum Law Clinic. Through the Clinic, he supervised law students in the preparation of asylum applications with clients, and in the representation of those clients at the USCIS Asylum Office in Chicago and the Detroit Immigration Court.
A fluent Spanish speaker, Mike has worked for a decade with people of Latin American heritage. His varied experiences prior to becoming a lawyer include working with Mexican farmworkers, asylum-seekers from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and students and their families from the Dominican Republic.
Mike has the education and experience to help you in your efforts to reach your goals. If you wish to discuss your immigration matter, please contact Mike at 734.369.3131.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2009||08/04/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Leading Lawyer||Leading Lawyers Network||2014|
|Winner of Note Competition||North Carolina Law Review||1999|
|Chancellors Scholarship||University of North Carolina School of Law||1998|
|Owner||Law Office of Michael Carlin PLLC||2011 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||University of Detroit Mercy School of Law||2010 - 2010|
|Immigration Attorney||International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit||2008 - 2011|
|Attorney||National Labor Relations Board||2002 - 2005|
|Law Fellow||AFL-CIO||2001 - 2002|
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|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Matter of R-B-||AAO granted the I-601 waiver of grounds of inadmissibility|
|Matter of R-G-||Granted INA 212(h) Waiver and Adjustment to Permanent Resident Status|
|Matter of D-H-||Granted Cancellation of Removal and Adjustment to Permanent Resident Status|
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|AILA Immigration Practice News||Avocation: 'A Calling Away from One's Occupation'||2013|
|North Carolina Law Review||NOTE: Are Union-Financed Legal Services Provided Prior to a Representation Election an Impermissible Grant of Benefit?: An Analysis of Nestle, Novotel, and Freund||2001|
|North Carolina Law Review||NOTE: Buckley v. American Constitutional Law Foundation, Inc.: Emblem of the Struggle Between Citizens' First Amendment Rights and States' Regulatory Interests in Election Issues||2000|
|University of North Carolina School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)||General Arts & Sciences||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|2013 Shepherd Ag. Labor/Farm Safety Meeting||Immigration Law Issues Affecting Agricultural Workers||2013|