BASTA, Inc., is Southern California’s most comprehensive non-profit organization dedicated to housing and tenant rights. Founded in 2005, the non-profit organization has three full-service offices (Los Angeles, Lancaster, and Long Beach) and 24 personnel including 14 attorneys. In 2015, the organization expanded its non-profit activities to include full-scale immigration services under the trade name of BIENVENIDOS (bienvenidos.net).
We are seeking an attorney to handle the day-to-day casework, supervise future expansion, and lead the division’s community outreach and marketing efforts. The immigration division is fully operational, with experienced staff, and a steady flow of clients.
Do you want to lead an immigration office, staffed and already operational, without the need to worry about overhead – and, with the financial security of a salary as well as unlimited potential through an exciting bonus/incentive structure? If so . . .Welcome to BIENVENIDOS!
2-5 years of immigration practice, including court experience. Candidates will also need to be able to screen for and prepare the following forms of relief: (a) family petitions, (b) adjustment of status, (c) naturalization, (d) DACA, (e) advance parole, (f) U-visa, (g) VAWA, (i) I-589, (j) 42B, (k) TVPRA, (l) SIJS, (m) motions to re-open, (n) I-90, (o) consular process, (p) I-601A, and (q) parole in place. Ability to assume responsibility quickly and work independently. Excellent communication and organizational skills. Cultural competency in order to work with people from diverse backgrounds and across boundaries of class, race, age, nationality, etc. Ability to build trust and rapport with low-income persons. Ability to use good judgment and multitask. Spanish language skills are required (be ready to converse in Spanish during your interview).
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience and personality. Excellent benefits. Revenue sharing potential!
Bienvenidos Immigration is a recent division of BASTA, Inc., one of the premier housing and tenant rights organizations in Southern California with three full-service offices across the County of Los Angeles (Lancaster, Long Beach, and Los Angeles).