The Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC) is pleased to release its report on immigration legal needs in Southeast Michigan. The report was compiled using data from interviews and evaluations with frontline legal service providers across Southeast Michigan between May and June 2018. Funding for this report, along with an array of comprehensive legal services focused on Southeast Michigan, comes from The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and The Kresge Foundation. Some findings from this report include:
- One-third of the organizations providing immigration legal services in Southeast Michigan believe that full representation in removal proceedings is the most critical unmet need
- Legal assistance for detention-related work, including asylum, bond, and general removal defense are near the top of the list of specific unmet legal needs.
- Over fifty percent of immigration legal service organizations in Southeast Michigan would like additional support from MIRC with their complex, crimmigration, removal, and asylum cases.
You can read the full report here.