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Immigration Attorney in Jackson Heights, NY

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Apr 10, 2021

Posted on

Apr 07, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Jackson Heights, NY, United States
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Immigration Attorney
Duties: Providing individualized assistance to clients currently in removal proceedings or eligible for immigration relief, in a broad range of categories including SIJ, Asylum, U/T Nonimmigrant Status, and Cancellation of Removal, including representing individuals in immigration, family and federal district court. Assisting in community education efforts, including through the creation of written materials, KYR presentations, and popular education workshops. Supporting MRNY members and organizing campaigns through strategic litigation, legislative advocacy, research, media work, and action support. Participating in team and department meetings and assisting with grant reporting. Continuous learning and application of movement lawyering principles as well as other critical concepts that underscore organizational approach to building power, such as racialized capitalism.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Admission (or eligibility for admission) to practice law in New York State or the possibility of waiving into the state. 2+ years of immigration legal practice experience, which may include clinic and/or legal internships. Any applicant who has been practicing in the field for 5+ years' post-JD Degree will be considered for the role of “Senior Staff Attorney”. Spanish language proficiency. Interpersonal and organizational skills of the highest caliber. Experience with populations that make up major portions of Make the Road’s membership – such as documented and undocumented immigrants, individuals facing domestic violence, members of TGNCIQ communities, those who have experienced the criminal legal system, and youth. Interest in supporting community organizing, campaigns, and policy and advocacy initiatives. Desire to work collaboratively.Preferences: Relevant lived experience, including, but not limited to, having been a member of a low-income, immigrant community. Experience with community organizing. Expertise in a specific area of value to collaborative team, including, the Department of Homeland Security’s use of tech, the intersections between workers and immigration issues, and the intersections between education/youth and immigration issues. Excellent writing skills. Spanish language fluency. A sense of humor.

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