Michael Hugh Carlin

Michael Hugh Carlin

Law Office of Michael Carlin PLLC
  • Immigration Law
  • Michigan
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Summary

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 in Immigration Court and at USCIS immigration offices. 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 all over the world.

Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
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Pennsylvania
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6th Circuit
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7th Circuit
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D.C. Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Law Office of Michael Carlin PLLC
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Attorney
International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit
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Adjunct Professor
University of Detroit Mercy
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Attorney
National Labor Relations Board
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Law Fellow
AFL-CIO
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Education
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
M.A. (2007) | Education
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Honors: Full academic scholarship
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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
J.D. (2001) | Law
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Honors: Full academic scholarship
Activities: North Carolina Law Review
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Pennsylvania State University - University Park
B.A. (1989) | General Arts and Sciences
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Honors: Full academic scholarship National Merit Scholar
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Michigan  # P72567
Member
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National Immigration Project
Member
- Current
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Law Office of Michael Carlin PLLC
Legal Answers
22 Questions Answered

Q. Can we file the I-130 form after my wife's visa expires?
A: You may file the I-130 at any time. You don't need to wait for anything in particular. Because your spouse has a J-1 visa, she might be required to return to her country for 2 years. So, we would need to determine whether she is required to return home for two years, and if she is required to do that, whether or not she might qualify for a waiver of that requirement.
Q. My husband has a ban, we have been married for 15 years and have 2 daughters, is there anything we can do?
A: You need to provide more detail on what you mean by "ban."
Q. How long does the deportation process usually take in the state of Michigan?
A: The answer to the question depends on a number of different things. If the person is detained by Homeland Security (ICE), then the process many times takes weeks or months, although depending on circumstances, could take a year or longer. If the person is not detained, then proceedings in Immigration Court could take years, sometimes many years.
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Contact & Map
Immigration Attorney
2340 E. Stadium Blvd.
Suite 5
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Telephone: (734) 369-3131
Fax: (734) 259-4801