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Immigration Attorney

Company: REFUGEE SERVICES OF TEXAS INC
Location: Dallas
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job DetailsJob LocationDallas Service Center - Dallas, TXPosition TypeFull TimeImmigration AttorneyThe Immigration Attorney provides immigration legal assistance to refugees,asylees, victims of human trafficking, Special Immigrant Visa holders andother immigrant populations. The Immigration Attorney provides free legalservices to eligible groups through Office of Refugee Resettlement grants. InFY2022 and Fy2023, a special focus will be placed on serving Afghans. SomeUSCIS applications the Immigration Program at RST supports include but arenot limited to: Naturalization, Adjustment of Status, EmploymentAuthorization Documents, Temporary Status renewal, family reunification (I-730, I-130), Special Immigrant Visa, Humanitarian Parole, and adjustmentof status. Other services offered are fee-based.Job Duties:---Provide immigration counseling services to assist clients withapplications for adjustment of status to lawful permanent resident,naturalization or citizenship, and assistance with obtaining disabilityand fee waivers.---Supervise and support the Immigration Legal Assistant to conductintakes, maintain case files, prepare paperwork, and applications.---Create, maintain, and monitor systems that ensure programmatic andlegal compliance.---Provide periodic information sessions/workshops to eligible clientsseeking assistance.---Maintain a list of and coordinate with available volunteer and contractinterpreters that may assist clients with USCIS interviews and otherimportant meetings.---Coordinate outreach to refugee and immigrant communities to ensurethe clients know of the availability of citizenship and naturalizationservices.---Participate on local immigration services coalitions and task forces.---Maintain database of immigration clients and service provided; ensurethat 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 knowledgeas needed to ensure good standing of BIA accreditation and ability toprovide services.---Make ESL and civics instruction referrals for clients as needed;maintain a list of available resources and organizations to provide ESLand civics instruction with their enrollment criteria, locations and hoursof operation, etc.---Work in collaboration with the RST Programs Department to ensuregrant program compliance.---Track ORR and fee based service outputs and program income. Submitmonthly reports to the Programs Department regarding programdevelopment, provision of services, program revenue, and associatedoutputs.---Perform other duties as requested by the Senior Programs DirectorQualifications---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 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)

Keywords: REFUGEE SERVICES OF TEXAS INC, Dallas , Immigration Attorney, Legal , Dallas, Texas

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