Dorothy Hanigan Basmaji


Office: (248) 540-8019
Direct: (248) 540-7556
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Dorothy Basmaji's practice focuses on immigration matters. She is the Immigration Practice Group Leader.  Ms. Basmaji has extensive experience in seeking internal transfers for corporate employees from other countries, as well as representing corporations seeking external hires. She also advises executives and other business professionals regarding complex immigration regulations. Ms. Basmaji has significant experience in representing clients seeking permanent resident status on the basis of their employment or their relationship to a United States citizen or permanent resident. She also counsels employers on I-9 compliance and IRCA discrimination issues.

Ms. Basmaji represents clients before the Department of Labor and its state agencies in labor certification proceedings and matters relating to obtaining nonimmigrant status for physicians, nurses, and other professionals.  She has extensive experience in effectuating the entry of business persons under the North American Free Trade Agreement.  Ms. Basmaji frequently represents clients before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services in Michigan and other states for adjustment-of-status interviews and United States Customs and Border Protection at ports-of-entry on matters relating to inspection and other entry issues.  She spends a significant amount of time advising and assisting clients in obtaining visas at consulates abroad.

Before entering private practice she was a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph B. Sullivan of the Michigan Court of Appeals. She is also a registered nurse in the State of Michigan and was an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Wayne State University.


Practice Areas
  • Immigration Law

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