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Immigrant Legal Center is an innovative, growing nonprofit providing important contributions to individuals and the communities we serve in Nebraska and southwest Iowa.

 

Our Mission

The mission of the nonprofit Immigrant Legal Center (ILC) is to welcome immigrants into our communities by providing high-quality legal services, education, and advocacy.

Our Clients

We serve immigrants of all faiths, races, abilities, and ages, with an emphasis on the most vulnerable.

 

At ILC no family will be turned away to to inability to pay.

Our clients receive a 93% success rate. In 2020 ILC’s legal team worked more than 3,000 cases for more than 1,4000clients from 50 countries.

Current Openings

All positions are located in Nebraska and Southwest Iowa.

Access Specialist

An ILC Access Specialist is an integral part of ILC’s legal team. The core functions of this position are legal support, client communication, and education and advocacy.  The ideal candidate for this position is a leader, passionate about providing excellent services to clients with compassion, integrity, neighborliness, and tenacity.    

 

 

The Access Specialist screens participants to determine eligibility for services and potential ILC conflicts of interest, obtains case information from prospective client to relay to legal representative(s), and schedules consultations with ILC representatives as assigned.

 

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Attorney | Family Based

An ILC Attorney is an integral part of ILC’s legal team.  An ILC attorney works with attorneys, DOJ-accredited representatives, and staff who contribute to serving clients who may qualify for family-based immigration benefits. They are responsible for managing a case load of family-based immigration cases, including other case types for which those clients may also apply.

 

An ILC attorney represents clients in western Nebraska County and District Courts in seeking predicate orders that may provide access to Special Immigrant Juvenile status and represent clients before the Omaha Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, United States Citizenship, and Immigration Services (USCIS), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

 

ILC attorneys also contribute to outreach and education programs related to family-based immigration benefits and advocate for the rights of immigrants. They provide education and advocacy to promote an accurate understanding of immigration law and policy.

 

 

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Legal Assistant

An ILC Legal Assistant is an integral part of ILC’s team. The Legal Assistant works with attorneys, DOJ-accredited representatives, and staff who contribute to serving clients who may qualify for a form of immigration relief.

 

The Legal Assistant assists attorneys and DOJ-accredited representatives with documentation management, motions petitions, and briefs. They create, organize, and maintain complete and accurate client files, effectively and efficiently track open/closed cases, and assist in compiling and preparing case management reports.

 

The ILC Legal Assistant contributes to intake, outreach, and education programs related to forms of immigration legal relief and advocates for the rights of immigrants.

 

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Paralegal DOJ Representative

An ILC Paralegal is an integral part of ILC’s team. ILC Paralegals are hired to train to become Department of Justice (DOJ) Accredited Representatives. DOJ representatives are non-attorneys who have demonstrated to the DOJ that they have enough education and experience in immigration law to provide immigration legal services. Once accredited, they will  represent clients before USCIS.

 

They work with attorneys, DOJ-accredited representatives, and staff who contribute to serving clients who may qualify for a form of immigration relief. An ILC paralegal manages ongoing casework for attorneys, maintains complete and accurate client records, effectively and efficiently track open/closed cases, and assists attorneys with forms, statements, cover letters, motions, petitions, and briefs.

 

ILC paralegals contribute to outreach and education programs related to immigration law and advocate for the rights of immigrants and provide education and advocacy to promote an accurate understanding of immigration law and policy, especially to agencies who work with children.

 

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Receptionist

An ILC Receptionist is an integral part of ILC’s team. The Receptionist welcomes guests and clients to ILC, determines the nature and purpose of the visit, and directs or escorts them to specific destinations. 

 

They are responsible for answering, screening, and forwarding phone calls and voicemails and relaying messages to staff as needed. The ILC Receptionist communicates ILC intake process to immigrant community members and individuals seeking immigration legal services with ILC and refers them to proper community resources, including the Nebraska Immigration Legal Assistance Hotline.

 

The ILC Receptionist assists the Operations and Administration teams with organization and program support including, sorting or distributing mail, vendor communications, office supply management, and tracking communications with clients.  The ILC Receptionist also assists the Legal and Social Work teams when additional support is needed.

 

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Immigration Social Worker

An ILC Immigration Social Worker is an integral part of ILC’s team. The Immigration Social Worker is responsible for supporting and ensuring comprehensive direct case management and supportive services to unaccompanied minors and their families/caretakers.

 

While this social work position is not a clinical/therapeutic position, it does require a therapeutic lens and comfort with offering a trauma-informed perspective to an interdisciplinary team. 

 

The ILC Immigration Social Worker offers a trauma-informed perspective and assists with presenting the family system and needs from a different lens, provides direct case management and supportive services, conducts a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment to assist with identifying the needs of the youth/family, and develops individual service plans based upon needs identified during assessment.

 

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Attorney | U.T.VAWA

An ILC Attorney is an integral part of ILC’s legal team.  An ILC U/T/VAWA Attorney works with attorneys, DOJ-accredited representatives, and staff who contribute to serving clients who may qualify for a U-Visa, T-Visa, VAWA, or other survivor-based relief. They are responsible for managing a case load of U-Visa, T-Visa, VAWA, and other survivor-based cases, including other case types for which those clients may also apply.

 

The Attorney represents clients before the Omaha Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, United States Citizenship, and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement, as well as Nebraska County and District Courts.

 

 

The U-Visa, T-Visa, and VAWA attorney also contribute to outreach and education programs related to U-Visa, T-Visa, VAWA, or other survivor-based forms of relief and advocate for the rights of immigrants. they provide education and advocacy to promote an accurate understanding of immigration law and policy, especially to law enforcement agencies that can sign certifications.

 

 

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