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Our Mission

The Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA) helps immigrants integrate into the community and promotes economic development within immigrant communities across Detroit. OIA works to support new and existing immigrant communities and residents by creating programs and ensuring access to resources and programs. In collaboration with federal, state, and local governing bodies, nonprofit organizations, and community stakeholders, OIA cultivates the efforts in making Detroit a welcoming city for immigrants and existing residents alike.

Our Vision

A welcoming Detroit that promotes integration, cultural awareness, and economic empowerment within its immigrant communities.

Our Values

Community, Culture, Collaboration, Empowerment

Our Leadership

Fayrouz Saad, MPA

Director, Office of Immigrant Affairs

Fayrouz Saad was recently appointed Director of Immigrant Affairs for the City of Detroit – Mayor’s Office. Prior to joining the Mayor’s Office, Fayrouz served as the Vice President for the DC based firm Cambridge Global Advisors (CGA). In this role, Fayrouz worked alongside the federal government on key national security and international issues including immigration reform and economic development in the Arab World. Before joining CGA, Fayrouz was a Presidential Appointee to DHS in the Office for Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA), where she worked as an Advisor to the Assistant Secretary and helped build the office’s local program and coordinating and liaising between Governors, Mayors, and other local elected officials for the Department and the White House. Prior to joining DHS, Fayrouz worked at the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services’ (ACCESS) National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) as the first Civic Engagement Coordinator. Before joining NNAAC, Fayrouz spent over three years working for the State of Michigan as District Director for State Representative Gino Polidori. Fayrouz grew up in Michigan and graduated with a double major in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School. She speaks Arabic and French.