refugee airport arrival

Samaritas provides online and in person translation services to existing and prospective immigrants. Our immigration translators are fluent in a variety of languages and can translate documents from the following languages into English: Arabic, Bosnian, Croatian, Russian and Serbian. Documents can also be translated from English into any of these languages.

Refugees come here seeking protection and a chance to build a new life. They are eager to learn, to work and to become productive contributors to society. As refugees become settled, they build businesses, create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods, fuel the economy and strengthen the tax base, enriching their communities. We offer professional, immigration legal aid services in Michigan for refugees, asylees and immigrants at nominal fees, to help them in achieving independence and stability in the United States. These citizenship and immigration legal aid services include assistance with adjustment of status, naturalization, travel documents, and family visa petitions. The citizenship and immigration program has an accredited representative on staff who is recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), as well as interns who are students at local law schools.

Coming soon: citizenship training classes to prepare naturalization applicants for the Civics and English portions of the naturalization test.

Obtaining spouse and family visas

The New Official Affidavit of Relationship (AOR) process allows Resettlement Agencies such as Samaritas to help reunite families (free of charge). Our available citizenship and immigration legal aid services are here to assist  with the resettlement process in Michigan.

Please contact Lucy Mourad at Samaritas to see if your AOR case is eligible at: (586) 276-9126 or email

You may also contact Omar Abdul-Satar at Samaritas to see if your AOR case is eligible at: (248) 663-0652 or email

Contact Information

2170 E. Big Beaver Suite B
Troy, MI 48083
(248) 423-2790

2080 Union Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
(616) 356-1934

Nussdorfer Center
1545 Keystone

Lansing, MI 48911
(517) 321-7663

181 North Ave
Battle Creek, MI 49017
(269) 532-0827