Immigration Lawyer

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and mentor pro bono attorneys representing minors in in removal proceedings before the Executive Offices for Immigration Review (EOIR) in New York, Asylum Office, USCIS, and Family Court
  • Represent minors in similar proceedings. The Senior Immigration Attorney will have a minimum of 5 direct cases
  • Collaborate with Senior Staff in the analysis and creation of legal strategies
  • Participate and assist in the supervision of legal screenings
  • Contribute to the creation of policies and strategies for Safe Passage Project
  • Supervise and provide detailed reporting statistics on each pro bono and direct case
  • Prepare trainings and materials to present at Safe Passage Project trainings


The strongest candidates for this position will have most, though likely not all, of the following qualifications and characteristics:

  • J.D. degree and admission to New York State Bar
  • Four (4) or more years of experience in immigration law
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on an interdisciplinary team in a fast-paced, high intensity environment
  • Excellent written, analytical, oral, organizational and time management skills
  • Spanish language skills (preferred)
  • Experience working with diverse communities
  • Experience working with children
  • A commitment to the work of Safe Passage Project and readiness to grow and learn with the Safe Passage Project team

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