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)
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
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.
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.
ReWA 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.
Our clients come from more than 70 countries across the globe, including Africa, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. ReWA provides 10 wrap-around social services to every member of a refugee or immigrant woman’s family, from infant to senior. These services, delivered in more than 50 languages and dialects, are designed to make a long-lasting impact in our clients’ lives and help them thrive in the Puget Sound community.