An immigration paralegal works alongside immigration lawyers and is responsible for providing paralegal support to them. As an immigration paralegal, you are in charge of assisting and liaising with clients through the progress of their visa petitions or any other case. Basically, you are to report to the immigration program manager and also collaborate with the regional paralegal manager and immigration attorneys or lawyers. You must prepare applications for permanent residency for foreign Nationals and organize petition packets for filing and review.
In addition, you have to keep clients abreast of the progress of their cases, maintain copy files, and enter every data into an immigration Case Management system. You must also adhere to submission deadlines and respond to immigration inquiries promptly. Gathering petition information and application from external parties is also part of your duty.
To be an immigration paralegal, you must study either political science, law, or legal support services. You must hold at least a bachelor's degree in any of these related fields. With this, you will earn $54,000 or $19.29 per hour.