Make the Road New York is looking for a bilingual (Spanish & English) experienced immigration attorney to start in the summer of 2012.
In particular the new attorney will:
- Represent detained and non-detained individuals in removal proceedings;
- Provide legal advice to immigrants in removal proceedings about options for obtaining or maintaining lawful status; and
- Advocate to obtain favorable exercises of prosecutorial discretion where appropriate.
The new attorney will also screen, refer and, in some cases, provide representation to members on affirmative immigration filings (including family petitions, citizenship applications, U and T visas, SIJS applications, and others).
The new attorney will provide outreach services and know-your-rights workshops to educate immigrant communities about how to avoid notario fraud, the immigration consequences of criminal infractions, the risks of traveling, and other important legal issues.
Make the Road New York builds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. Make the Road operates neighborhood-based community centers in Bushwick, Brooklyn; Jackson Heights, Queens; Port Richmond, Staten Island; and Central Islip, Long Island. With a membership of more than 10,00 low-income New Yorkers, Make the Road tackles the critical issues facing our community: workplace justice, tenants’ rights, immigrant civil rights, language-access, LGBTQ justice, public education, health care access, and immigration reform.
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