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Attorney Rebecca sitting at her desk at the LYIS Office 2023
Door sign for LYIS Office
Attorney Rebecca Lair-Ybanez circa 2015

Rebecca Lair-Ybañez, Esq.

Rebecca is an attorney licensed in the State of Michigan. She grew up in Grand Rapids, and attended Kalamazoo College where she majored in Spanish and Religion. Soon after graduation, she began work at Catholic Human Development Outreach in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in the Immigration Assistance Program where she was first exposed to immigration law. After three life-changing years of helping immigrants reunite with their families, she decided to attend law school, and she graduated and became an attorney in 2006. Rebecca then moved to Chicago where she studied and worked in tax for several years where she specialized in individual international taxation issues. In 2010, she felt the call to come back home to Michigan and immigration law. She worked at St. Vincent Catholic Charities in Lansing, Michigan as a Staff Attorney for more than two years before becoming the Director of Immigration Legal Services for the Diocese of Grand Rapids in 2013. She left that post in 2022 to open LYIS, PLLC. She now has more than 14 years' experience in U.S. citizenship and immigration practice.  She is a native English speaker, and is fluent in Spanish.

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