• Anaheim, CA, USA
  • Full Time


Title: Immigrants' Rights Advocate Reports to: Deputy Executive Director Schedule Type: Full-time, Non-Exempt Location: Office located in Anaheim, CA. Requires some travel throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area. Pay Range: DOJ Accredited Representative $49,000 - $59,000, Non-accredited Representative $42,000 - $53,000

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, Greater Los Angeles Area office (CAIR-LA) seeks a full-time Immigrants' Rights Advocate to work with other staff at the Anaheim office location as part of the Immigrants' Rights Center (IRC).  As of June 1st, staff will be working a hybrid schedule of in-person and remote work.

CAIR-LA's Immigrants' Rights Center is dedicated to providing high quality immigration services to individuals who would otherwise be unable to afford qualified legal assistance.  IRC's clients include individuals seeking asylum, temporary protected status, adjustment of status, family reunification, naturalization, and removal defense representation. The Immigrants' Rights Advocate would be expected to provide assistance in these areas and direct support to the immigrants' rights team. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct client intakes and investigate legal claims
  • Prepare applications and petitions for submission to USCIS
  • Prepare applications for review by attorneys for submission to USCIS
  • Generating statistics, data, and reports for internal and external use, including relevant financial reporting for grants and client attorney fees when necessary
  • Participate in community outreach and educational events, including planning, organizing and conducting legal workshops
  • Communicate with outside parties including attorneys, employers, law enforcement agents, and administrative agencies
  • Research legal issues, prepare documents and provide administrative support
  • Draft complaints, briefs, letters, memos, and non-legal documents that may include community advisories, issue briefs, and other reports
  • Other duties as assigned


  • DOJ Accreditation preferred
  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college
  • Experience in immigration law, including experience in interacting with clients, case assessment, application assembly, and legal research
  • Demonstrated commitment to immigrants' rights
  • Meticulous attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and an ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to take initiative, manage multiple tasks and work independently
  • Familiarity with Westlaw and other legal search engines, proficiency in legal research
  • Strong time management skills with a demonstrated ability for meeting deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working with the American Muslim community preferred


  • Evenings, weekends work may be required.


  • Fully paid Kaiser Health Insurance and Blue Cross PPO Dental Plan for employee and dependents
  • Paid time off for incoming staff includes: 12 Paid vacation days, 10 holidays, and 10 sick days
  • IRA matching program
  • Professional development budget


Please note that all new employees go through a background check and a 90-day introductory period.

CAIR-CA is an equal opportunity employer.

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