Immigration Staff Attorney at AAJC



Entry Level

Norcross, GA, USA

Not defined

24 Dec → 23 Jan

Job Description

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta seeks an Immigration Staff Attorney to provide immigration legal services to individuals in removal proceedings. Holding over 10% of all immigration detainees in the United States, Georgia is a leader in immigration detention. The Atlanta Immigration Court’s denial rates are also amongst the highest in the country, making the need for deportation defense even more critical. This opportunity is geared towards an attorney with experience or interest in immigration law.

Job Responsibilities

  • Independently manage a caseload of deportation defense cases, including bond and parole proceedings, asylum, withholding of removal, relief under the Convention Against Torture, U nonimmigrant status, T nonimmigrant status, VAWA, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, cancellation of removal, adjustment of status with applicable waivers, motions to reopen, and appeals
  • Conduct immigration consultations and provide pro se legal advice
  • Travel to detention centers in Georgia to meet with detainees (once safe to do so per public health guidelines and organizational policy)
  • Participate in community outreach and educational activities, including Know-Your-Rights workshops and citizenship clinics

Requirements / Qualifications

  • J.D. from an accredited university

  • Membership in good standing in the bar of any state and/or the District of Columbia

  • Local to the Atlanta area, with access to reliable transportation. The position will be partially remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but will require multiple days per week in the Advancing Justice – Atlanta office in Norcross, GA. Precautions are in place to ensure safe access to the office

  • A sincere desire to advocate for social change for immigration communities through legal services in a community setting

  • Fluency in Spanish or one Asian language (Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Urdu/Hindi, Arabic) is preferred

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