Immigration Attorney

Job Posted 1/25/2023
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
2625 Zanker Road
San Jose, CA 95134
United States
Category Legal
Experience Required
Degree Required
Charitable / Not for Profit
Application Closing Date
$75,000.00 to $85,000.00 Per Year
Job Description


As a member of the Immigration Legal Services Program, the Immigration Attorney helps clients with legal screening in seeking immigration benefits and providing legal support to clients subjected to deportation/removal proceedings. Must have advance levels of training in immigration law.


  • Provides information regarding the application of immigration and citizenship laws, the appropriate federal and state regulations, federal immigration citizenship procedures, forms and fees.

  • Provide legal representation to clients before the USCIS and Immigration Court.

  • Assess immigration needs of clients and determines eligibility for available immigration remedies.

  • Prepares applications, petitions and forms as required by law within the jurisdiction of the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), Department of Justice (DOJ) and US consulates.

  • Reviews applications prior to submission to USCIS or Immigration Court.

  • Maintains accurate, complete and confidential case files.

  • Provides referral to other community agencies.

  • Prepares and submits program reports in a timely manner.

  • Studies and analyzes immigration laws and regulations.

  • Conducts outreach activities and participate in advocacy efforts.

  • Perform duties as assigned or approved by the program director.

  • Performs office duties as assigned.


  • Prepare and present legal issue updates at staff meetings.

  • Provide technical supervision and case review of the work of immigration counselors.

  • Conduct community outreach activities.


  • JD degree required, passed the bar

  • Two to three (2-3) years of experience in immigration law.

  • Ability to understand, analyze, and interpret immigration laws and regulations.

  • In addition to English, candidate must also have the ability to speak and write in Spanish, Vietnamese, or any language of another Santa Clara County immigrant community

  • Ability to maintain good working relationships with culturally diverse staff and clients.

  • Computer literate in Windows/PC


  • Clearance of fingerprint background clearance via Livescan

  • Must have a TB test performed

  • Provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster(s) status

  • Provide own transportation with adequate insurance and driver’s license.

TO APPLY: Please submit resume to and use the job position title as the subject line.

This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant. Because of a need to remain responsive to the needs of our clients and our Agency’s operations, responsibilities may be modified at any time.

Catholic Charities is a non-profit, non-discriminatory service organization and employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability. Persons receiving services in our programs are entitled to freedom from harassment and retaliation and reasonable accommodation for qualified disabilities.


2625 Zanker Road
San Jose CA 95134
United States