Immigration Legal Services

The International Institute will be closed through April 30, 2020 due to the Coronavirus, by executive order of the Governor of Michigan. As allowed by the Governor's order, only staff necessary to conduct minimum basic operations will be on duty in our building. Our restaurant is also closed by order of the Governor. Please be assured that the interests of our community members and clients remain paramount. You may contact our staff as follows and we will reply regarding any urgent matter:

  • Yumana Dubaisi, Supervising Attorney,
  • Nene Tesija-Pocedic (U.S. Department of Justice Accredited Representative),
  • Donna Beauregard (Immigration Attorney),

We are partnered with Citizenshipworks, a free online service that guides applicants safely through every step of the citizenship application. Applicants can use this system at home, and be assisted by our staff via phone or videochat. Click below to begin!

Schedule an Appointment

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As a non-profit organization, IIMD has proudly served various ethnic communities within the tri-county area for almost 100 years. While we emphasize assisting under-represented families, our immigration legal department assists all individuals in achieving their immigration goals. We provide high quality and affordable services to an internationally diverse and growing client base. Members of our staff are bilingual in Spanish, Arabic, Polish, Croatian, and Serbian.

We offer scheduled consultations with Immigration Attorneys and BIA accredited representatives

The fee for an initial consultation is $50

Free Assistance

  • Naturalization, Form N-400
  • Certificate of Citizenship, Form N-600
  • Citizenship Preparation Classes are offered at a variety of locations and times. To register or for additional information, call (313) 871-8600 or email For general information and a class schedule, click: Citizenship Classes

Assistance with a Nominal Fee

  • Family Based Petitions for relatives of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents
  • Applications to Adjust Status
  • Consular Processing
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and DACA renewal applications
  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), T and U visas for victims of human trafficking and other crimes
  • Fiancé(e) Petitions
  • Application to Remove Conditional Residence
  • Temporary Protected Status
  • Renew or Replace Green Card
  • Application for Employment Authorization
  • Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status
  • Humanitarian Deferred Action
  • Parole in Place
  • Waiver for Unlawful Presence
  • Freedom of Information Requests (FOIA)
  • Other immigration legal matters

We do not practice employment based immigration law. We occasionally accept asylum and removal (deportation) cases. Upon request, we provide the community with referrals in these areas.

What to Bring to Your Appointment

  1. Civil Documents (Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decrees)
  2. Identity Documents (Passport, Matricula Consular, Driver’s license, Social Security Card)
  3. Travel Documents (Passports- current and expired, I-94, Border Crossing Card)
  4. Permanent Residence Card
  5. Employment Authorization Document (current and/or expired)
  6. Notices and correspondence from USCIS (immigration)
  7. For family petitions (green card, consular processing), bring your federal income tax return with W-2, 1099, related schedules, for the latest filing year

If you are petitioning for your spouse, they must also attend the initial consultation with you.



We charge $50 for the initial consultation*. This fee is due at the appointment and is payable in cash or by check. Our legal fees for immigration services are discussed at the consultation.

*Legal representation for naturalization applications is FREE, including initial consultation.


Community Assistance

In addition to our work on individual cases, we are available to speak to community groups about immigration law and policy. Please call (313) 871-8600 and ask to speak to Yumana Dubaisi, Supervising Attorney.

To make an appointment with a lawyer or BIA accredited representative, call us at (313) 871-8600, EXT 234, or email us.

We do not accept walk-ins.