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      Job Openings for Immigrant Rights and Civil Liberty Organizations
       
      Coalition for the Human Rights of Immigrants (CHRI) Coalicion para los Derechos Humanos de los Inmigrantes
      e-mail:
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      1. Senior Staff Attorneys (2 positions), Center for Constitutional
      Rights (NYC)
      2. HIV Housing Placement Assistance Case Manager, Partnership for the
      Homeless (NYC)
      3. Immigrant Women Program Coordinator, Cabrini Immigrant Services
      (NYC)
      4. Attorney and Paralegal (2 positions), Friends of Farmworkers
      (Philadelphia, PA)
      5. Immigration Team Leader, Center for Community Change (Washington,
      DC)
      6. National Organizer, Network in Solidarity with the People of
      Guatemala (Washington, DC)
      7. Various positions, D.C. Employment Justice Center (Washington, DC)
      8. Communications Coordinator, Catholic Legal Immigration Network,
      Inc (Washington, DC)
      9. Immigration Attorney, La Esperanza (Georgetown, DE)
      10. Detention Project Paralegal, Midwest Immigrant & Human Rights
      Center (Chicago, IL)
      11. Legislative Advocate, Asian Americans for Civil Rights and
      Equality (San Francisco, CA)


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      1. Senior Staff Attorneys (2 positions), Center for Constitutional
      Rights (NYC)


      Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2005
      From: David Cole <cole@...>
      Subject: 9/11 job openings at CCR

      Center For Constitutional Rights
      666 Broadway - 7th Floor
      New York, NY 10012

      JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

      The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), a 39-year old public
      interest litigation and education organization, is seeking two senior
      staff attorneys. The Center grew out of the civil rights struggle in
      the South and is committed to the creative use of law as a positive
      force for social change. The Center has had a number of high profile
      victories recently, including the Supreme Court win on behalf of
      Guantanamo detainees, and will be arguing Austin v. Wilkinson, a case
      relating to due process rights of prisoners, in the Supreme Court
      this spring.

      CCR is searching for two senior staff attorneys to initiate and
      litigate cases in Federal and state courts in the areas of civil and
      social and economic rights, government misconduct, and post 9-11
      liberty and security issues. Senior attorneys are expected to engage
      in public speaking and writing on subjects related to their
      respective docket areas. CCR attorneys are also expected to
      participate in cases in other docket areas as needed.

      Cases which target civil liberties abuses in the government's "war on
      terror" include CCR's Guantanamo Bay litigation, a suit against
      private contractors whose employees were identified as contributing
      to the prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib (Saleh v. Titan) and a suit
      against U.S. officials responsible for "rendering" a suspect to Syria
      for interrogation and torture (Arar v. Ashcroft). Recent cases in the
      government misconduct docket include a class action racial profiling
      case against the New York City Police Dept. (Daniels et. al. v. the
      City of New York), a challenge to the USA Patriot Act on First
      Amendment grounds (Humanitarian Law Project v. Ashcroft II), and a
      class action suit on behalf of immigrants who were unlawfully
      detained in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 (Turkmen v. Ashcroft).
      For an in-depth look at CCR's impressive legal programs, applicants
      are encouraged to review our website, www.ccr-ny.org.

      Qualifications: A minimum of six to ten years litigation experience
      preferred. In addition, applicants should have a documented history
      of community and/or other public interest work in social justice
      issues.

      Salary is commensurate with experience, and CCR offers a generous
      benefits package.
      Please mail a cover letter which includes salary requirements,
      resume, and two writing samples to Senior Attorney Search Committee,
      Center for Constitutional Rights, 666 Broadway, 7th Floor, New York,
      NY 10012 or e-mail these documents to carolync@.... The
      application deadline is March 15, 2005. No phone inquiries please.

      CCR IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND ACTIVELY
      RECRUITS WOMEN, PEOPLE OF COLOR, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AND
      PERSONS WITH DIVERSE GENDER AND SEXUAL IDENTITIES.

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      2. HIV Housing Placement Assistance Case Manager, Partnership for the
      Homeless (NYC)


      Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2005
      From: Mimi Choy-Brown <MChoy-Brown@...>
      Subject: Job listing

      The Partnership for the Homeless, a leading advocacy and direct
      service organization, works to address the root causes of
      homelessness and empower homeless people to leave the city's streets
      and shelters for lives of independence and financial stability. The
      Partnership is looking for a Housing Case Manager to be part of its
      HIV Housing Placement Assistance team.

      The HIV Housing Placement Assistance Program works with homeless HIV
      positive clients with a diagnosis of mental health and a history of
      substance abuse in an effort to link them with appropriate housing
      and services. Responsibilities include conducting psychosocial
      assessments; developing relevant service plans; advocating for
      clients in regard to various entitlements; linking clients with
      appropriate services; properly documenting all work done on behalf of
      clients; and working with other service providers to coordinate a
      client's care. The Case Manager will be responsible for a caseload of
      approximately 20-25 clients and may be asked to participate on
      community committees
      with other local HIV/homeless service organizations. The HIV Housing
      Placement Assistance Case Manager will report to the HIV Housing
      Placement Assistance Program Coordinator.

      Additional Qualifications:
      * Bachelor's degree in related Human Service field or two years
      relevant experience. Exceptions may be granted based upon individual
      evaluation;
      * REQUIRED: Ability to write and communicate in Spanish;
      * Knowledge of NYC homeless/housing and HIV/AIDS services;
      * Computer literacy; and,
      * Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

      How to Apply:
      The Partnership provides competitive salary and an excellent benefits
      package. Interested applicants should send their resume and cover
      letter to:

      The Partnership for the Homeless
      Human Resources Representative
      305 Seventh Avenue, 13th Floor
      New York, NY 10001
      OR Email to: jobs@...

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      3. Immigrant Women Program Coordinator, Cabrini Immigrant Services
      (NYC)


      Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2005 11:42:21 -0600
      From: cis2les@...

      Job Description

      Cabrini Immigrant Services, located in the Lower East Side/Chinatown
      community is seeking a LCSW or MSW to coordinate the Immigrant Women
      Program which will provide individual and family counseling,
      educational workshops, domestic violence prevention, and assist in
      procuring immigration benefits. Candidate must either have SIFI or be
      eligible for certification. Some prior experience in working with
      immigrants and bilingual Spanish is required. We offer a competitive
      salary and benefits package. EOE. If needed Licensing Supervision
      offered.

      Contact Information:
      Sr. Pietrina Raccuglia, MSC
      139 Henry Street
      New York, New York 10002
      212-791-4590
      Fax: 212-791-4592
      Email: cis2les@...

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      4. Attorney and Paralegal (2 positions), Friends of Farmworkers
      (Philadelphia, PA)


      Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005
      From: Karen Detamore <kdetamore@...>
      Subject: Job Vacancies Paralegal and Attorney Pennsylvania

      JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS

      Friends of Farmworkers, a legal services program providing
      representation and education on legal rights to farmworkers and other
      low-wage immigrant workers in Pennsylvania, is seeking to fill
      paralegal and/or attorney positions.  One position will be filled as
      soon as possible and a second position will likely be filled in the
      late summer or early Fall.

      Friends of Farmworkers focuses on employment related issues of
      farmworkers in Pennsylvania, such as minimum wage violations and
      other wage payment problems; substandard farm labor camp conditions;
      unsafe and unhealthy working conditions; discrimination on the basis
      of race, sex, and national origin; protecting the rights of mushroom
      workers to organize; and retaliation against farmworkers for
      exercising their rights.  The organization is currently expanding
      information and
      education services to other low-wage immigrant workers experiencing
      similar kinds of employment abuses.  Excellent Spanish language
      skills required.  Other language skills that would be very useful
      include Chinese, Vietnamese and Khmer (Cambodian).  Paralegal
      experience very helpful.  Position is based in Philadelphia, but will
      involve significant travel to areas of Pennsylvania with large farm
      worker and immigrant worker populations.

      The salary depends on experience.  There is an excellent benefits
      package.  Friends of Farmworkers is an equal opportunity/affirmative
      action employer.  The organization does not discriminate on the basis
      of age, sex, race, color, creed, national origin, religion,
      disability, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation
      or belief. The organization strives to promote full opportunities for
      persons who have been traditionally subject to discrimination,
      including women and people of color, through its hiring, promotion,
      training and other personnel policies.  The position will be
      available March 1 and will be filled as soon as possible.

      Mail, e-mail or fax resume as soon as possible to:
      Karen Detamore, Executive Director
      Friends of Farmworkers
      924 Cherry Street
      Philadelphia, PA  19107
      Email: <fof@...>
      Fax number:  (215) 733-0876 - mark to attention of Karen Detamore

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      5. Immigration Team Leader, Center for Community Change (Washington,
      DC)


      From: Katherine Hoff, Center for Community Change, Washington, DC
      khoff@...

      The Center for Community Change is a national non-profit organization
      headquartered in Washington, D.C. Its mission is to promote the
      development of community organizing as a national force for social
      and economic justice. For further information, please visit our
      website at http://www.communitychange.org .

      Position Description:
      The Immigration Team Leader is responsible for developing and
      coordinating state and local immigration reform efforts and
      implementing a nation-wide campaign for reform.   The ideal candidate
      is a self-starter, experienced organizer, good manager, and strategic
      thinker capable of producing consistent quality work in a fast-paced
      environment.

      Principal Responsibilities:
            *    Develop and support state and national immigration reform
      campaigns.
            *    Serve as Field Director of the Fair Immigration Reform
      Movement,
      a
      project of CCC  (http://www.fairimmigration.org).
            *    Build and nurture relationships with local, state and national
      immigration organizations across the country, and assist in promoting
      collective action on common agendas.
            *    Mentor and lead the CCC's Immigration Team staff.
            *    Assist in fundraising for the project; develop and monitor
      budgets.
            *    Work with CCC's Communications Department to elevate attention
      to
      immigrant issues and campaigns.
            *    Ensure that Immigration Team goals and strategies connect with
      the
      broader work of CCC.

      Qualifications:
            *    Knowledge of immigration and immigrant-related issues.
            *    Five years of organizing experience with community-based,
      grassroots,
      and/or coalition organizations.
            *    Knowledge of and/or experience with grassroots electoral
      strategies.
            *    Capacity and willingness to travel frequently.
            *    Ability to operate at multiple levels, with attention to the
      broad goals and vision of CCC, as well as the specific mission of the
      Immigration Team.
            *    Experience and comfort working as part of a multi-disciplinary
      team.
            *    Ability to work effectively with people of different cultures.
            *    Excellent written and oral communication skills.
            *    Ability to produce consistent, quality work in a fast-paced
      environment.
            *    Ability to speak Spanish is preferred.

      How to apply:
            Please submit resumes as soon as possible to Katherine Hoff at
      khoff@....

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      6. National Organizer, Network in Solidarity with the People of
      Guatemala (Washington, DC)


      Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005
      From: RightsAction <info@...>
      Subject: Job position available

      Position Available

      The Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala
      1830 Connecticut Avenue, NW
      Washington, DC 20009
      Tel:  (202) 518-7638
      www.nisgua.org

      NISGUA seeks candidates for the position of National Organizer.  The
      National Organizer works with NISGUA's grassroots base to carry out
      our program goals.

      NISGUA is a 23-year old, U.S.-based grassroots organization working
      for social justice and human rights in Guatemala. We work to support
      civil society and democratic processes in Guatemala and to
      democratize and de-militarize U.S. foreign policy towards Guatemala
      and Central America as a whole. We work to educate and activate
      people in the US to work in solidarity with the people of Guatemala
      through programs such as annual speaker tours, publications,
      delegations, campaigns, etc.  Through the Guatemala Accompaniment
      Project (G.A.P.) we recruit, train and manage a team of volunteer
      human rights monitors in Guatemala. In addition to the National
      Organizer, we have two full-time and one part-time staff members in
      Washington DC and two full-time and one part-time staff members in
      Guatemala.

      The National Organizer is the primary staff person responsible for
      devising and implementing outreach strategies and communications in
      support of NISGUA's mission. Some of the ongoing projects that the
      National Organizer has major responsibility for are the annual
      delegation to Guatemala, a national speaking tour of Guatemalans in
      the US, publishing our newsletter
      (Solidarity Update), and management of bi-lingual email lists.

      Qualifications:

      -       Experience organizing a grassroots base in the U.S.
      -      Highly functional in reading and in speaking Spanish,
      functional in writing.
      -      Excellent interpersonal, writing and communication skills
      -      Ability to organize and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced
      environment
      -      Ability to work independently and in a group
      -      Knowledge of and experience in Guatemala or Latin America
      desirable
      -      Experience in grassroots fundraising a plus

      Compensation:

      -      Mid to upper twenties, depending on experience
      -      Comprehensive health and dental plans
      -      Three weeks annual vacation

      How to Apply:  Send resume and cover letter along with a writing
      sample to NISGUA by email (nisguagap@...), fax (202-223-8221) or
      regular mail. All submissions must be received by February 25, 2005.

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      7. Various positions, D.C. Employment Justice Center (Washington, DC)

      Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005
      From: Kerry O'Brien <kobrien@...>
      Subject: part-time translator

      1. Spanish translator (part-time)

      The D.C. Employment Justice Center seeks a part-time Spanish
      translator.

      Responsibilities:
      -    Provide Spanish-English translation and interpretation
      (simultaneous
      not necessary) for attorneys assisting low-wage workers with
      employment problems.
      -    Provide Spanish-English translation at EJC Board meetings
      -    Provide Spanish-English translation for EJC's immigrant worker
      organizing committee
      -    Produce written translations of documents such as letters to
      clients, letters to government officials and web site pages.
      -    Make telephone calls to Spanish-speaking clients to set-up
      appointments, obtain case updates, convey case updates.

      Qualifications:
      -    Excellent communication skills in Spanish, including reading,
      writing and speaking.
      -    Ability to produce high-quality work quickly.
      -    At least three months experience translating.
      -    Basic Microsoft Word skills.

      Preferences:
      -    Translating certificates not required, but please mention any you
      have in your application;
      -    Legal translation experience preferred.

      Salary and Benefits: Part time, 10-20 hours per week.  $15-$18 an
      hour, depending upon experience.  Up-to-date technology.

      The EJC secures, protects and promotes workplace justice in the D.C.
      metropolitan area through an innovative and dynamic combination of
      worker organizing, lobbying, community education, direct legal
      services and impact litigation.  Founded on Labor Day 2000, the EJC
      has successfully collected more than $1 million from employers who
      broke the law and organized the nation's strongest injured worker
      association.    More about EJC is available at www.dcejc.org.

      To Apply:  Send resume and cover letter to Kerry O'Brien, Co-Director, EJC,
      1350 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036 or fax to (202)
      828-9190.

      2. Bilingual organizer

      The D.C. Employment Justice Center seeks a full-time bilingual
      organizer.

      Responsibilities:
      -    Build our action-oriented Workers' Defense Committee (El Comite de
      la Defensa de los Trabajdores).
      -    Recruit members, develop leaders, run issue campaigns for dignity
      and respect.  El Comite currently has a campaign to double the staff
      at the D.C. Office of Wage-Hour to stop unpaid wages by unscrupulous
      employers.
      -    Secure one major win and at least three minor wins for dignity and
      respect each year.

      Qualifications:
      -    At least one year organizing experience: community, labor or
      student organizing.
      -    Excellent communication skills in Spanish.
      -    Willingness to get out from behind a desk, identify and train
      leaders, and build power.
      -    Commitment to progressive social change.
      -    Ability to work independently, and as part of a team.
      -    Creative problem-solving skills.
      -    Demonstrated ability to work with low-income, predominantly Latino
      membership.

      Preferences:
      -    Ability to write leaflets and letters in English.
      -    Database and computer graphic skills.
      -    Familiarity with local D.C. politics and issues.

      Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience.  The EJC is
      a worker's rights organization that takes the rights of its own
      workers seriously, therefore we have adopted progressive employment
      practices such as:  five weeks paid vacation, 'just cause' standard
      for terminations, fully-paid health insurance, dental and vision
      plans, retirement plan with optional employer contributions
      (depending on budget) and FMLA protection. Up-to-date technology.

      To Apply:  Send resume and cover letter addressing at least three of
      the above qualifications to Kerry O'Brien, Co-Director, EJC, 1350
      Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC  20036 or fax to (202)
      828-9190.

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      8. Communications Coordinator, Catholic Legal Immigration Network,
      Inc (Washington, DC)


      Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2005
      From: CLINICSF@...
      Subject: Job Opening for Communications Coordinator

      The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) has an
      immediate opening in its Public Education and Advocacy Division for a
      Communications Coordinator to provide media support to CLINIC's
      affiliate agencies, to serve as content manager/developer for
      CLINIC's web site, and to oversee CLINIC's work on media relations,
      press releases, advocacy reports and publications and
      public presentations.  This position will develop and maintain
      contact with CLINIC partner agencies, document experiences faced by
      low-income immigrants and develop and implement a strategy to
      highlight those experiences in the media. Primary responsibilities
      include communicating with CLINIC's affiliate agencies to collect
      compelling cases that could be used in advocacy efforts;
      developing media relations with a focus on advocacy; drafting and
      placing opinion pieces; and overseeing content and production of
      CLINIC's publications. Applicants should have a bachelor's degree
      with major course work in journalism, English, public relations,
      social sciences or related field, 5 years experience in media
      relations or in issue advocacy for nonprofit organizations; designing
      and implementing proactive media/advocacy strategies; web-site
      development; and demonstrated excellent writing skills. Experience
      working with immigrant issues is preferred.

        Salary: $35,000 -$40,000, commensurate with experience. Generous
      benefits package.  Send resume, references and writing sample by
      March 18, 2005 to:

      Resume: Communications Coordinator, Human Resources,
      CLINIC, 415 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20017.  E-mail:
      cmoore@....  FAX (202) 635-2649.  Visit our web page at:
      www.cliniclegal.org.  No telephone calls.
      CLINIC is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and
      individuals from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to
      apply.  CLINIC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
      national origin, ethnic background, religion, gender, sexual
      orientation, age, or disability.

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      9. Immigration Attorney, La Esperanza (Georgetown, DE)

      Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005
      From: CLINICSF@...
      Subject: Immigration Attorney Opening in Delaware

      LA ESPERANZA COMMUNITY CENTER, Delaware

      Bilingual (Spanish) Immigration Attorney

      La Esperanza is a non-profit organization which provides direct
      services and advocacy for the Hispanic immigrant community in
      Delaware.  La Esperanza was founded to provide hospitality and
      service to immigrants who have migrated to Delaware.  Often fleeing
      poverty and war-torn countries, the immigrant population has come to
      this area of Delaware to work in the poultry processing plants
      and service jobs available in the region.  La Esperanza is located in
      Georgetown, Delaware, which is the county seat of Sussex County.  In
      the past 10-20 years, the eastern part of the county, which has
      beautiful beaches and resort communities, has grown tremendously.
      Many people from Washington, D.C. and surrounding states such as
      Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania travel to Lewes, Rehoboth,
      Dewey, and Bethany to enjoy Delaware's beaches.

      La Esperanza opened its doors in November of 1996 to advocate for the
      human rights for all who are oppressed, abused, or denied justice.
      La Esperanza has grown to meet the needs and currently provides
      services to approximately 1,000 people a month.  (Approximately 250
      people a month come for help with Immigration).  La Esperanza
      provides ESL and Citizenship classes, Medicaid, WIC, and
      transportation services to ensure access to prenatal care, domestic
      violence case management and legal services, general translation,
      interpretation, transportation, and community information referral
      services.

      La Esperanza seeks to hire a Bilingual Immigration Attorney who will:
      (1) work directly with immigrants to provide advice, counseling, and
      representation; (2) assist immigrants in applying for the relief
      benefits for which they are eligible, and (3) advocate for positive
      immigration reforms.

      Specific duties will include coordination and oversight of La
      Esperanza's Immigration Program as well as mentoring of existing
      paralegal staff and volunteers. Assist immigrants complete the
      application process for renewing work permits; naturalization
      applications and family based petitions; NACARA applications, VAWA
      self petitions, U visas, political asylum, and a variety of other
      immigration petitions. Navigating the appeal process and litigate
      before an immigration judge when necessary. Provide legal advice and
      counseling for immigration clients.

      As time permits, the attorney will also participate in local, state,
      and national coalitions of immigrant advocates to press for positive
      immigration reforms for workers and their families.

      The candidate must be fully bilingual -- possess an extremely strong command of
      Spanish (able to read, write, and speak).  The candidate must also possess the
      understanding and willingness to help people from different cultural, racial,
      and economic background and appreciate the problems low-income Hispanic
      immigrants face in the United States to incorporate and maintain their
      immigrant legal status.  The candidate also needs to have good organization
      skills and an exemplary work ethic. Experience in immigration law,
      international conflicts and policies affecting immigrants, and the ability to
      work independently as well as collaborate effectively with other staff,
      volunteers, and agencies is preferred.

      Salary: mid to high $30's depending on experience and pay history,
      plus generous benefits and vacation.

      To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to
      Marissa C. VonVille, Executive Director. La Esperanza, 216 N. Race
      Street, Georgetown, DE 19947- fax (302) 854-9277 - email
      laesperanza@....

      Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to
      apply.

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      10. Detention Project Paralegal, Midwest Immigrant & Human Rights
      Center (Chicago, IL)


      Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005
      From: Sarah Kunze <skunze@...>
      Subject: Detention Paralegal position

      The Midwest Immigrant & Human Rights Center (MIHRC), a program of Heartland
      Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights in Chicago, Illinois, is hiring a
      full-time paralegal to join its Detention Project.  This is an exciting project
      focused on reform of systemic problems in the detention of immigrants and
      asylum seekers by the Department of Homeland Security.

      The paralegal will provide critical assistance to MIHRC's Detention Project
      team by identifying issues facing detained immigrants and asylum seekers and
      ensuring that their legal and human rights are protected. The paralegal will
      provide general legal support to Project attorneys by conducting intakes,
      screenings, and case assessment of detainees, conducting legal and factual case
      research, and ensuring smooth and accurate coordination of legal services
      through recording and monitoring of case information.  The specific job duties
      of the Detention Project paralegal include the following:

      *    Assist in interviewing and assisting individuals detained by the
      Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
      -    Interview clients-both in English and Spanish-telephonically and
      in-person to collect factual information related to their cases.
      -    Input case-related information into client database
      -    Prepare case summaries and legal immigration documents.
      -    Conduct follow-up interviews with clients throughout the case
      preparation process and respond to requests for information and
      services.
      -    Identify and track emerging issues and problems reported by clients and
      potential clients
      *    Assist MIHRC staff in conducting "Know Your Rights" presentations
      and on-site interviews of DHS detainees.
      -    Conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations for DHS detainees at
      Broadview Servicing Center.
      -    On occasion, travel with MIHRC staff to DHS-contracted county jails in
      Illinois and Wisconsin to conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations
      and in-person intake interviews for detainees.
      *    Assist in researching detention-related cases.
      -    Conduct legal research relevant to specific detention cases, both
      in federal and immigration court.
      -    Obtain human rights information and background information on
      specific countries or regions as requested.
      *    Maintenance of case information
      -    Maintain records
      -    Ensure that copies all relevant documentation is routed to clients'
      case files.
      -    Note all actions taken in the client database.
      *    Assist MIHRC attorneys in preparing for and attending hearings
      before Immigration Judges.
      *    Travel to neighboring states to conduct legal training to partner
      organizations as appropriate.
      *    Participate in Detention Unit Meetings with MIHRC's legal team to
      discuss new cases, determine cases that require research assistance,
      and raise issues and problems identified among intakes and clients.

      The requirements for this paralegal position are the following:
      -    Bachelors Degree
      -    Excellent writing, editing, and research skills.
      -    Fluency in English and Spanish

      Some experience in a legal environment and/or working with immigrant
      communities is strongly preferred.

      If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your
      resume, a writing sample, and the names, addresses and telephone
      numbers of three references to:
      Kate Ward
      Midwest Immigrant & Human Rights Center (MIHRC)
      208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1818
      Chicago, IL 60604
      Fax: (312) 660-1505
      Email: kward@...

      The Midwest Immigrant & Human Rights Center, a program of Heartland Alliance
      for Human Needs & Human Rights, provides direct legal services to and advocates
      on behalf of low-income and impoverished immigrants, refugees, and asylum
      seekers.  MIHRC strives to advance rights and protections for these populations
      and empower them to participate fully in public life by monitoring and
      responding to human rights conditions and abuses at the local, regional,
      national, and international levels, and leveraging its expertise to influence
      public policy and effect legislative and regulatory change.

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      11. Legislative Advocate, Asian Americans for Civil Rights and
      Equality (San Francisco, CA)


      Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2005 3:01 PM
      To: 'Luna Yasui'
      Subject: AACRE Legislative Advocate Job Announcement

      Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE), the California policy
      advocacy project of three longstanding Asian American civil rights
      organizations, seeks a Legislative Advocate. AACRE is a joint statewide
      advocacy project of CAA | Chinese for Affirmative Action/Center for Asian
      American Advocacy, Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), and Asian Law
      Caucus (ALC). The AACRE Legislative Advocate is responsible for advancing a
      pro-active policy agenda on a broad range of civil rights issues that promote
      access and equality for California's diverse Asian and Pacific American (APA)
      communities before the California Legislature. Issues championed by AACRE
      include language rights, protections against hate crimes, immigrant rights,
      voting rights, educational equity, and equal opportunity, among others. CAA is
      a non-profit civil rights organization founded in 1969. Its mission is to
      defend and promote the civil and political rights of Chinese and Asian
      Americans while advancing multiracial democracy in the United States. To
      fulfill its mission, CAA offers a unique combination of services to its
      constituents, including direct services, community leadership development, and
      policy advocacy and reform, locally, statewide and, at times, nationally.

      CAA's primary office is located in San Francisco's Chinatown. It also has an
      office in the Visitacion Valley neighborhood of San Francisco and a policy
      office in Sacramento that provides advocacy for Asian and Pacific Americans on
      statewide issues. For more information, go to www.caasf.org.

      APALC was established in 1983 and is the largest organization in southern
      California providing APA and other communities with multilingual, culturally
      sensitive legal services and education. To achieve social justice, APALC
      engages in direct services, impact litigation, policy analysis and advocacy,
      and leadership development. APALC has built coalitions and advocates at the
      state level on a range of policy issues, including low-wage and immigrant
      labor, consumer protection, voting rights, immigrant health and social
      services, and language access. For more information, go to www.apalc.org.

      Founded in 1972, ALC is the nation's oldest legal and civil rights organization
      serving the low income. Asian Pacific American communities. ALC has always
      strived to defend and empower the Asian Pacific American community through a
      three-pronged strategy of (1) community education and organizing, (2) provision
      of direct legal services, and (3) strategic impact litigation. For more
      information, go to www.asianlawcaucus.org.

      Duties and Responsibilities
      The Legislative Advocate works under the supervision of the Policy
      Director and Executive Director of CAA, and in concert with APALC and
      ALC, located in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The main office of the
      AACRE project is located in Sacramento. Specific job responsibilities
      include:

      -Working closely with CAA, APALC, and ALC staff to set policy priorities, and
      develop strategies designed to promote common organizational goals for
      legislative, administrative, and budgetary policy advocacy.

      -Developing pro-active legislation and administrative policy proposals to
      promote civil rights and immigrant rights issues.

      -Analyzing legislation, administrative policies, and budgetary proposals that
      impact Asian American and immigrant communities.

      -Lobbying and negotiating with legislators, the Governor's office,
      administrative agency representatives, staff and other advocates on priority
      legislation and policy proposals.

      -Preparing and delivering testimony at legislative and administrative hearings.

      -Drafting policy fact sheets and briefing papers on priority legislation and
      policy issues.

      -Writing letters stating the position of AACRE and its three partner
      organizations on legislation, administrative policies, and budgetary proposals.

      -Analyzing the voting records of state legislators and action taken by the
      Governor on key legislation important to California's diverse Asian American
      communities and drafting an annual Legislative Report Card.

      -Coordinating legislative and community policy briefings on diverse
      legislative, administrative, and budgetary issues.

      -Communicating with mainstream and ethnic media on legislation and state policy
      issues.

      -Mobilizing a statewide network of community-based organizations to engage in
      the legislative process through regular electronic action alerts and
      informational updates.

      -Participate in CAA agency-wide activities as requested.

      Minimum Qualifications
      -Experience in legislative advocacy or working on legislative
      matters, preferably on civil rights or immigrant rights issues.

      -Commitment to advancing social and economic justice.

      -Experience in working with Asian and Pacific American communities.
      -Strong analytical skills and ability to think strategically about
      promoting public policy agendas.
      -Strong speaking and writing skills, and the ability to present
      AACRE's policy priorities to government officials, community
      partners, the general public and the media.

      -Capacity to integrate diverse viewpoints and experiences in
      building coalitions across different communities.

      -Ability to work well both independently and in collaboration with
      diverse staff, organizational leaders, and community allies.

      Preferred Qualities
      -Public Policy, Law, or other similar degree.

      -Experience in working with people from a variety of ethnic,
      socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds.

      Compensation: Salary depending on experience, excellent benefits. Application
      process: Send resume, cover letter, and relevant writing sample to Luna Yasui,
      Policy Director, CAA, 17 Walter U. Lum Place, San Francisco, CA 94108 or e-mail
      to employment@.... The position is open until filled. All applications
      will be treated as confidential.

      CAA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in
      its workplace.
       
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