We Build The Wall event tonight in Detroit

Supporters applaud at the start of a broadcast during a “We Build The Wall” town hall at the Netherland Hotel in downtown Cincinnati on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Sam Greene, The Enquirer

No Eastside Clinic on Thursday

The Eastside Legal Clinic on Thursday, March 7 will be closed. Please come see us on Tuesday in Pontiac or Wednesday in Southwest Detroit. The clinic will resume the follow week on March 14.

Workers detained in massive Tennessee raid sue ICE officers

It looks like this situation has a lot in common with a raid we know about which took place in North Ohio this past summer. Everything gets more complicated when criminal enforcement is conflated with immigration status. Workers detained in massive Tennessee raid sue ICE officers | NBC News

Clinic Stories – Khaled

Our clients often come to us with situations that are as complex as their lives. Khaled was brought to the US from Yemen by his parents in the ’70s. His parents received asylum as refugees but didn’t secure permanent residency for their son. Now in his late 40’s Khaled has a final deportation order that would return him to a …

$336,442 in Legal Services

We delivered an amazing $336,442 worth of legal services to clients in 2018! This includes the work of our dedicated volunteers across three legal clinics, the clients we represent in immigration courts around the country and the other legal work we undertake at a fraction of what traditional legal firms ask. This money represents families reunited or kept whole, the …

3076 Hours in 2018

Last year the Southwest Detroit Immigrant and Refugee Center delivered more than three thousand hours of legal services to our clients. Much of it given by volunteer attorneys, translators and researchers. A lot of this time was at our clinics, which means it was completely free to clients. Some was spent in court where we charge a fraction of what …

What’s Next for SWIRC

In the last post, we looked at SWIRC’s past, where we’ve been and the immense need for quality free and low-cost legal services in Detroit. We are the only one doing this who serves everyone. Other providers have an area of law that they specialize in, or a particular demographic that they serve. Our clients are people who hear “no” …