URGENT Volunteer Spanish Interpreters for Immigration Interviews
Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund
We're looking for individuals fluent in both Spanish and English to accompany clients to scheduled immigration interviews for their immigration case. The next interview is currently scheduled for 2/8/19. The individual does not need to have complete knowledge about immigration, however, they should be fluent enough to translate quickly on their feet. The interpreter cannot be biased and must follow the rules for interpreting communication between the officer and clients.
Examples of cases may be asylum interview, spousal petition interview, and other case types. The interpreter may be required to drive a minimum of 40 minutes depending on where the appointment is scheduled. Information regarding the clients will be provided prior to the interview so that the interpreter can communicate and establish rapport with them prior to the scheduled interview date.
We are currently looking for two interpreters for Friday 02/08/19 at 8:30am. All volunteers are held to the highest standards of confidentiality and are required to undergo a background check at our expense.
Please include your phone number so we can contact you. Please only inquire if you are in the NJ/PA area.
About Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund
714-716 South Clinton Ave, Trenton, NJ 08611, US
Our mission is to defend and promote civil rights, facilitate access to health care and education for low-income Latin American immigrants, and promote cross-cultural understanding throughout Mercer County.
LALDEF acts as a resource hub for the local immigrant community, helping dismantle the barriers that stand in the way to a more fair and just society, and supporting the incorporation of these immigrants to the social fabric. Our purpose is to support immigrants maintain their livelihoods, freedom and self sufficiency, facilitate their integration into their local communities, Consistent with our nation’s values and respect for human rights, we believe that helping immigrants obtain jobs, homes, and access to health care and education, and thus build better futures for themselves and their children, while continuing to strive, assimilate and be accepted into American society, will strengthen our nation. Ultimately, we serve the community at large by creating cross-cultural understanding between native and foreign-born, accepting and appreciating our differences, while recognizing our common humanity and mutual interest in contributing to a thriving, fair, diverse community.