Asylee Immigration Staff Attorney

Refugee Women's Alliance   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Legal
Posted on January 10, 2023
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Asylee Immigration Staff Attorney

Salary Range: $33.0000 To 35.0000 Hourly
POSITION TITLE: Asylee Immigration Staff Attorney
PROGRAM: Immigration 
REPORTS TO
:  Senior Director Family Empowerment 
SUPERVISES
:  Co – Supervises with Senior Director of Family Empowerment Direct Legal Services – Asylum- family based petition and green card  
STATUS/PAY:  
Non-exempt Regular Full Time (40 hours per week) 
 
SUMMARY:
Are   you looking for a position that supports our community’s vulnerable and marginalized   refugee and immigrations to improve their quality of life and create real   change? Refugee Women’s Alliance   mission promotes   inclusion, independence, personal leadership, and strong communities by providing   refugee and immigrant women and their families with culturally and linguistically   appropriate services. ReWA advocates for social justice, public policy   changes, and equal access to services while respecting cultural values and   the right to self-determination. ReWA’s   Immigration services provides the critical security and safety each refugee   and immigrant is seeking for their family and self. Only with this security of never returning   to the place they are fleeing will they be able to truly rebuild their   lives. Do you see yourself as a part   of that mission?
The Staff Immigration Attorney leads the agency’s Immigration Program,   including tracking immigration policy: leading bilingual case managers to ensure   accuracy and quality of asylum applications, green card,  and other immigration services for clients;   providing training for case managers. This position provides direct service with clients including;   completing immigration and asylum applications, interview preparation and attending   asylum interviews with participants. All fostering safety and security for refugee and immigrants   individuals and families here in the United States as they rebuild their lives.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide consultation to Asylum staff regarding applicable laws and regulations.
  • Oversee the preparation, and review of all asylum and immigration documents, including I-589, I 765,  I-90, I-130 and I-485 and other relevant forms.
  • Review and sign G-28’s for each file of every case manager who does not have their partial DOJ certification; at times review those files of case managers with partial DOJ certification.
  • Conduct interview Preparation with participants to increase likelihood of participant passing asylum interview.
  • Attend asylum and other immigration Interviews with participants when necessary to increase likelihood of participant passing interview.
  • Verify application documents for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with all the stated requirements.
  • Provide occasional training to ReWA staff on current immigration laws and best practices.
  • Provide counsel, as needed, to participants who may have legal issues regarding their asylum case or other immigration cases with federal immigration and/or the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Attend Program and staff meetings and training as requested by the Senior Director.
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Senior Director.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Must have a law degree and have passed bar exam and licensed to practice law in the United States.
  • Must have 1+ years of experience working on Asylum cases understanding Asylum application process
  • Must have 1+ years of experience working in the US as an attorney in immigration law.
  • Excellent spoken and written English language skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to use sound independent judgment.
  • Computer skills including database, spreadsheet, word processing and email.
  • Commitment to refugee and immigrant advocacy.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Respect for others’ experiences, opinions, language, values, culture, and knowledge.
  • Commitment to teamwork and collaboration.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours.
  • WA state driver’s license and vehicle insurance.
  • Bilingual in Dari/Farsi preferred
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled 
BENEFITS:
 Medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance; LTD; 403(b) retirement savings plan; paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave.
FOR CONSIDERATION: Please submit resume, cover letter, salary request to:
Email: hr@rewa.org 
Fax:
 (206) 721-0282.
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