Immigration Legal Assistant
- Country: USA
- Organization: IRC
- Deadline: N/A
- No of Vacancies: N/A
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Under the supervision of a licensed or accredited legal practitioner, provide clients information on immigration benefits before USCIS, work with clients to gather documents, and assist clients to complete applications.
- Respond to inquiries from clients regarding case status and submit inquiries on case status to USCIS and Department of State (DOS).
- Process correspondence from USCIS and DOS, including notifying clients, assisting clients to prepare responses to notices or evidence requests as appropriate, and following up with relevant parties.
- Maintain accurate and up-to-date physical and electronic files and detailed case notes, enter required data in a timely manner, meet all case reporting requirements within established timelines and standards, and assist in the completion of statistical, narrative, and financial reports.
- Represent the IRC with clients, community members, and partners by receiving and returning phone calls and emails, scheduling appointments, supporting events (including group processing events), and conducting outreach for legal services.
- Maintain strict client confidentiality and observe all other ethical practices/obligations as outlined in IRC’s Immigration Program Policies Manual.
- Participate in training webinars hosted by IRC headquarters on family reunification programs of focus, including Lautenberg applications and/or P3 AORs and/or P2 CAM AORs.
- Communicate program eligibility and requirements to clients; collect documentation from clients to complete applications on their behalf.
- Complete applications in the IRIS database; monitor database for updates and corrections needed; communicate with IRC headquarters staff on any questions or corrections needed.
- Track applications to respond to client inquiries after submission.
- Pursue Department of Justice accreditation by successfully completing all vital training.
- Manage intern and volunteer support as needed.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.
- Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment and with Limited English Proficient populations.
- Previous experience with immigration legal or social services is strongly preferred.
- Community-based outreach and/or work promoting immigrant rights experience is preferred
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