Michael Carlin: Lawyer with Law Office of Michael Carlin PLLC

Michael Carlin


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Practice Areas

  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • Applications for lawful permanent resident status -"green card" status
  • Applications for U.S. citizenship
  • Applications for U.S. passports / proving U.S. citizenship
  • Petitions for alien relatives and fiances / fiancees
  • Petitions to remove conditions on residence
  • Applications for asylum
  • Applications under the Violence against Women Act -VAWA
  • Waivers of Inadmissibility
  • Applications for Employment Authorization
  • Temporary Protected Status
  • Consular Processing at U.S. Consulates throughout the world
  • Representation in Immigration Court
  • Requests for immigration bonds
  • Cancellation of Removal
  • Defense against allegations of abandonment of permanent resident status
  • Appeals of USCIS decisions
  • Appeals of Immigration Court decisions
Contact InfoTelephone: 734-845-9012
Fax: 734-259-4801
Mailing AddressP.O. Box 3906, Ann Arbor, MI, 48106
University Pennsylvania State University, B.A., with high distinction, 1989
Law SchoolUniversity of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2001
Admitted2009, Michigan
Memberships American Immigration Lawyers Association
LanguagesEnglish, Spanish

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. As an immigration lawyer, Mike has worked with immigrants from many Latin American countries, including Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, and Venezuela.

Mike has also represented clients from many other countries, including Albania, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, China, Congo, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Kosovo, Laos, Lebanon, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.

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.


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Michael Carlin

2360 East Stadium Boulevard., Suite 13
Ann ArborMI 48104


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