San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Job Title: Pro Se Empowerment Innovator
Supervisor: Managing Attorney

JOB DESCRIPTION


Across the United States and near our borders, undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers are unable to access legal information and representation to obtain lawful status in the U.S. Some do not know that they qualify for immigration relief, some are unable to fill out and file complex English-language applications by themselves, and some are unable to find or afford legal representation where they live. The Innovator will help fill this gap in services by developing materials to aid individuals to self-file applications where they formerly could not. Innovators will also help develop “know your rights materials” that help asylum seekers at the USMexico border obtain information about credible and reasonable fear interviews.

Under the direction of the Managing Attorney and with the help of Tahirih’s local and national attorneys, the Innovator will develop (1) an app and/or online materials and (2) distributable print materials for service seekers who require immigration legal assistance and are unlikely to be able to find legal assistance by an immigration attorney or DOJ accredited representative. Some examples already identified by Tahirih staff include:

  • Asylum seekers who have not yet entered the US (Credible Fear Interview process).
  • Asylum seekers who have entered the US, but have not found representation (pro se filing of asylum applications, lodging in immigration court, statute of limitation issues).
  • Those who may enter secondary screening with Customs and Border Patrol at ports of entry (e.g. airport arrivals).
  • Expanded expedited removal (a removal/deportation system that allows Immigration and Customs Enforcement to bypass immigration courts).
  • Workplace immigration raids.
  • VAWA/I-751 waiver seekers (victims of domestic violence seeking green cards) who are still trapped in abusive relationships.
  • Victims of sex and labor trafficking who are still being trafficked or at risk of being re-trafficked.

 

DESIRED SKILLS
  • Professional proficiency in Spanish a plus
  • Some web design experience is preferred
  • Mobile app or web development experience is a plus
  • Ability to explain complex concepts in simple terms

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Job Title: Pro Se Empowerment Innovator
Supervisor: Managing Attorney

JOB DESCRIPTION


Across the United States and near our borders, undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers are unable to access legal information and representation to obtain lawful status in the U.S. Some do not know that they qualify for immigration relief, some are unable to fill out and file complex English-language applications by themselves, and some are unable to find or afford legal representation where they live. The Innovator will help fill this gap in services by developing materials to aid individuals to self-file applications where they formerly could not. Innovators will also help develop “know your rights materials” that help asylum seekers at the USMexico border obtain information about credible and reasonable fear interviews.

Under the direction of the Managing Attorney and with the help of Tahirih’s local and national attorneys, the Innovator will develop (1) an app and/or online materials and (2) distributable print materials for service seekers who require immigration legal assistance and are unlikely to be able to find legal assistance by an immigration attorney or DOJ accredited representative. Some examples already identified by Tahirih staff include:

  • Asylum seekers who have not yet entered the US (Credible Fear Interview process).
  • Asylum seekers who have entered the US, but have not found representation (pro se filing of asylum applications, lodging in immigration court, statute of limitation issues).
  • Those who may enter secondary screening with Customs and Border Patrol at ports of entry (e.g. airport arrivals).
  • Expanded expedited removal (a removal/deportation system that allows Immigration and Customs Enforcement to bypass immigration courts).
  • Workplace immigration raids.
  • VAWA/I-751 waiver seekers (victims of domestic violence seeking green cards) who are still trapped in abusive relationships.
  • Victims of sex and labor trafficking who are still being trafficked or at risk of being re-trafficked.

 

DESIRED SKILLS
  • Professional proficiency in Spanish a plus
  • Some web design experience is preferred
  • Mobile app or web development experience is a plus
  • Ability to explain complex concepts in simple terms