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Justice For Our Neighbors (Kalamazoo Office)

  • Location:
    212 S. Park Street
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007
  • Phone:
    (269) 743-2501
  • Contact methods:
    Yes, please call and intakes may be conducted through phone if necessary.
  • Appointments accepted:

Justice For Our Neighbors-Michigan is a faith-based immigration ministry, which provides free immigration legal services to those with limited income. Our services are focused on family-based and humanitarian immigration matters. The Kalamazoo Office serves primarily Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Berrien, Van Buren Counties and all other points in southwest Michigan. While our onsite legal visits to the Calhoun County Detention Center have been suspended due to COVID-19, we will accept calls and will visit and perform legal intake for detainees at the Calhoun County Detention Center.

Counties served: Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Eaton, Hillsdale, Ingham, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Saint Joseph, Schoolcraft, Van Buren
Detention Facilities Served: Calhoun County Correctional Center (MI)

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Habeas Corpus, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court
Other areas of legal assistance: Civil Rights, Education
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, interpreters may be arranged for additional languages
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: All legal services are performed free of charge.

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 1
Is organization BIA recognized? Yes
Number of fully accredited BIA representatives on staff: 0
Number of partially accredited BIA representatives on staff: 0
Number of paralegals/legal workers on staff: 1

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes
Network affiliations: American Immigration Lawyers Association, Asista, Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), Immigration Advocates Network, Justice for our Neighbors/United Methodist Committee on Relief, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), Michigan Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights


Volunteer Coordinator

Administrative Information

Contact Person:
Kathy Purnell
Executive Director:
Becky Beauchamp
IAN Members? No
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