Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates
Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates (LIA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit immigration law office and advocacy center providing high-quality, low-cost legal services. We organize a diverse range of advocacy and education opportunities for the West Michigan community on issues impacting immigrants and refugees. We are a dedicated and qualified group of attorneys, coordinators, administrators, board members, and volunteers working together as a nonprofit organization serving immigrants and the communities they call home in Ottawa County and greater West Michigan.
|Areas of immigration legal assistance:
||Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), 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)
||Citizenship / Civics classes, Housing referrals, Language services, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Office Of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded services for trafficking victims, Referrals to other services, Social services
||Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
|Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank:
|Nominal fee charged?
Sarah Sarah Yore-Van Oosterhout
616 298 8984
||Managing Attorney & Founder.