Immigration Legal Assistant at International Rescue Committee

International Rescue Committee


Entry Level

Charlottesville, VA, USA

Not defined

16 Nov → 16 Dec

Job Description

IRC's immigration legal services program serves more than 14,000 individuals in 23 sites throughout the U.S. each year, providing accessible and critical legal representation and advice to immigrants and their families in order to acquire the highest level of immigration status available, keep families together, access their full rights, and successfully integrate in the U.S.

IRC is a lead agency responding to the Afghan evacuation. The Virginia offices will be serving hundreds of Afghan parolees this year.

This position focuses on support of legal services for Afghan parolees, to include a range of services such as legal orientations, individual screenings, family-based immigrant petitions and adjustments of status, and affirmative asylum. Staff hired in this role may work towards Department of Justice accreditation.

Job Responsibilities

  • Under supervision of the Senior Legal Representative, screen clients for immigration benefits
  • Provide clients with information about immigration benefits available through USCIS, work with clients to gather documents, and assist clients to complete applications
  • Represent the IRC with clients, community members, and partners by receiving and returning phone calls and emails, scheduling appointments, supporting events (including group processing events), and conducting outreach for legal services
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date physical and electronic files and detailed case notes, enter required data in a timely manner, meet all case reporting requirements within established timelines and standards, and assist in the completion of statistical, narrative, and financial reports

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Demonstrated dedication to immigrant rights, social justice, and/or human rights based on work or life experience, volunteer service, or educational activities

  • Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment with Limited English Proficient populations

  • Previous work or first-hand experience with immigration legal or social services is strongly preferred

  • Proficiency or fluency in written and spoken Dari and/or Pashto strongly preferred

How To Apply

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