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Attorney - Immigration Program

Company name

Refugee Services of Texas

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Location

Austin, TX

Posted on

Nov 15,2017
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Attorney - Immigration Program Duties: Provide immigration counseling services to assist clients with applications for adjustment of status to lawful permanent resident, naturalization or citizenship, and assistance with obtaining disability and fee waivers. Supervise and support the Immigration Legal Assistant to conduct intakes, maintain case files, prepare paperwork, and applications. Create, maintain, and monitor systems that ensure programmatic and legal compliance. Provide periodic information sessions/workshops to eligible clients seeking assistance. Maintain a list of and coordinate with available volunteer and contract interpreters that may assist clients with USCIS interviews and other important meetings. Coordinate outreach to refugee and immigrant communities to ensure the clients know of the availability of citizenship and naturalization services. Participate on local immigration services coalitions and tasks force. Maintain database of immigration clients and service provided; ensure that accurate Refugee Data Center reporting occurs in a timely manner. Serve as a liaison by representing clients with the USCIS as needed. Attend trainings to acquire, develop and maintain skills and knowledge as needed to ensure good standing of BIA accreditation and ability to provide services. Make ESL and civics instruction referrals for clients as needed; maintain a list of available resources and organizations to provide ESL and civics instruction with their enrollment criteria, locations and hours of operation, etc. Work in collaboration with the RSS Grants Administrator to ensure naturalization program compliance. Track RSS and fee based service outputs and program income. Submit monthly reports to the Grants Administrator and Vice President-Programs regarding program development, provision of services, program revenue, and associated outputs. Perform other duties as requested by the Grants Administrator and VP-Programs.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Licensed attorney. Attend trainings to acquire, develop and maintain skills and knowledge as needed to ensure good standing of BIA accreditation and ability to provide services. Familiarity with the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program and immigration procedures associated with immigrants and refugees. Excellent communication skills both verbal and written English, fluency in an additional language a significant plus. Computer proficient including Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook.

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