Immigration Attorney at Refugee Services Of Texas

Refugee Services Of Texas

Full-Time

Mid Level

Austin, TX, USA

$54.000 - $73.000

19 Sep → 19 Oct

Job Description

The Immigration Attorney provides immigration legal assistance to refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, Special Immigrant Visa holders and other immigrant populations. The Immigration Attorney provides free legal services to eligible groups through Office of Refugee Resettlement grants. In FY2022 and Fy2023, a special focus will be placed on serving Afghans. Some USCIS applications the Immigration Program at RST supports include but are not limited to: Naturalization, Adjustment of Status, Employment Authorization Documents, TPS renewal, family reunification (I-730, I-130, AORs, etc.), Special Immigrant Visa related processes, including Chief of Mission Approval and I-360, Humanitarian Parole, adjustment of status, etc. Other services offered are fee-based.

RST staff currently work a hybrid schedule of three days in the office per week; this is subject to change at the discretion of RST.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide immigration counseling services to assist clients with Naturalization, Adjustment of Status, Employment Authorization Documents, TPS Status renewal, family reunification (I-730, I-130, AORs, etc.), Special Immigrant Visa related processes, including Chief of Mission Approval and I-360, Humanitarian Parole, adjustment of status, etc.
  • Supervise and support the Legal Assistant to conduct intakes, maintain case files, prepare paperwork, and applications.
  • Create, maintain, and monitor systems that ensure programmatic, legal, and ethical 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 services.
  • Participate in local immigration services coalitions and task forces.
  • Maintain database of immigration clients and services provided; ensure that accurate 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 state bar compliance 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 RST Programs Department to ensure grant program compliance.
  • Track grant based and fee based service outputs and program income. Submit monthly reports to the Programs Department regarding program development, provision of services, program revenue, and associated outputs.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Immigration Director

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Licensed attorney. Texas bar admittance not required if admittance from another state exists.

  • Attend trainings to acquire, develop and maintain skills and knowledge as needed to ensure state bar compliance 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) as well as Google calendaring. Familiarity with Innovation Law Lab immigration database a plus.

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