Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center – Border Servant Corps Placement

Full-time Placement: Legal Assistant Description: The Legal Assistant has a diverse group of responsibilities. He/she assists with client consultations in both the detention centers and on-site, works with clients to fill out their applications for relief, and notifies clients on the status of their cases. He/she does extensive research into country conditions for asylum clients and helps to write reports and documentation on clients seeking asylum or who have experienced violence and are eligible for protection under the Violence Against Women Act or other visa programs protecting crime victims. Skills and Interests: Strong communication skills, experience working with the immigrant population, interest in immigration laws and procedures, strong social justice component, self-motivation Spanish Requirement: Moderate to high fluency required AmeriCorps Eligibility: Eligible for full-time award
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