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Staff Attorney

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Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Location

Miami, FL

Date Last Verified

Oct 19,2017

Posted on

May 10,2017
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Staff Attorney The candidate will represent children unaccompanied minors in removal proceedings before the Miami Immigration Court and in local state courts. Provide legal representation to unaccompanied minors in immigration proceedings before EOIR Immigration Courts; appellate proceedings before the Board of Immigration Appeals; proceedings in family and dependency courts; proceedings before the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), including, among others, applications for asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJS) status, and/or T or U nonimmigrant status; and state court proceedings seeking orders necessary to support SIJ applications; Conduct legal screenings of unaccompanied minors to determine eligibility for legal relief; Manage heavy caseloads dealing with complex immigration issues; Comply with monthly reporting to funders and regular data management; Participate in meetings, calls and communications with stakeholders; Provide mentorship and trainings in order to recruit and train pro bono attorneys; and Engage in outreach and education in the area of immigrant rights. Membership of the Florida Bar required. Should have experience with immigration and/or child dependency. Experience working with children or youth is a preferred. Fully bilingual, including reading and writing, in English and Spanish required.

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