Immigration and Removal Defense Legal Assistant

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Start: Aug 8, 2023 / End: Jul 20, 2024 / Location: New York, New York

Catholic Migration Services (CMS) engages in the provision of direct legal services to immigrants in need. CMS provides a broad range of immigration legal services, including preparation of applications for political asylum, family-based immigration, and deportation defense as well as housing and labor-related legal services. Mercy Volunteers serve as legal assistants to conduct client intakes to assess clients’ eligibility for legal relief under the supervision of legal staff. The volunteers will support the clients through legal proceedings and applications. Fluency in spoken and written Spanish would be helpful, but not required for this position.


Mercy Volunteers promote social change through a year of compassionate service with people experiencing injustice. While serving in the spirit of mutuality, Mercy Volunteers cultivate Mercy and justice by embracing compassionate service, social justice, spiritual growth, and a simple lifestyle in community. Volunteers receive housing, transportation, monthly stipends, and health insurance, and can differ student loans. There are opportunities to participate in retreats, spiritual direction, and mentoring.


To learn more and start your application, visit If you have any questions, you can reach Andrea at or (740) 200-0714.