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Looking to Reunite Families? Volunteer Lawyer Needed

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U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) Albany

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The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants in Albany, NY is looking for a volunteer lawyer to assist with our family reunification program. This lawyer will help our current lawyer take referrals and complete USCIS paperwork. This volunteer will have to be comfortable working with clients and an interpreter, as well as skilled with computers and basic Excel spreadsheets. This is a great way to learn more about immigration law remotely, and no experience is necessary.

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About U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) Albany

Location:

991 Broadway, Suite 223, Albany, NY 12204, US

Mission Statement

To address the needs and rights of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide by advancing fair and humane public policy, facilitating and providing direct professional services, and promoting the full participation of migrants in community life.

Description

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) is a national voluntary agency that contracts with the federal government to resettle refugees from all over the world in welcoming communities throughout the United States. USCRI Albany opened its doors in 2005, and now serves hundreds of refugees each year, helping them connect with the resources and services they need to adapt to their new homes in the Capital Region. Our mission is to help refugees become self-sufficient, contributing members of our community who can again dream of a hopeful future for themselves and their children. We act to defend human rights, promote self-sufficiency and education, and forge community partnerships through a full range of services and programs.

Refugees flee their homes, businesses, farms, and communities in order to escape war and persecution. Some 70,000 refugees come to the United States each year at the invitation of the federal government, seeking a better life for their families. USCRI's Albany Field Office resettles nearly 400 refugees each year in the Capital Region.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Immigrants & Refugees
International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Family Law
  • Advocacy
  • Immigration Law
  • Basic Computer Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Time commitment will begin at one hour a week, and will increase as we welcome new arrivals.

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