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Working As An Immigration Paralegal

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Stressful

  • $65,130

    Average Salary

What Does An Immigration Paralegal Do At American Express

* Help propel your team and its business partners to success.
* Distinguished multinational financial services corporation headquartered in New York City.
* We are seeking to fill business immigration positions to work within a dynamic, high volume, and collaborative in-house immigration team that is growing.
* Candidates for the position should have a minimum of 3
* years of experience in progressive/broad based US immigration practices, including experience with PERM Labor Certifications in the United States and L
* Blanket Petitions at US Consulates abroad.
* Here’s just some of what you’ll do in this role:/
* Interact with and advise senior leadership on complex immigration matters and provide top notch immigration strategic analysis.
* Prepare US employment-based, NIV and IV visa filings to US Dept. of Labor, USCIS, DOS, and CBP.
* Gather and review immigration eligibility documents and strategically analyze individuals’ potential immigration options/benefits, including green card eligibility in the EB
* EB-2 or EB
* preference category and H
* B, L-1A, L-1B, E-3, TN qualifications.
* Responding to NIV RFE’s
* Draft PERM ads, prevailing wage determinations, recruitment documents, and PERM applications, while tracking timelines of each step.
* Responding to PERM Audits.
* Communicate clearly and effectively, and independently on immigration benefits, government procedures, and case processing time lines.
* Responsible for monitoring and tracking visa expiration dates and filing deadlines for assigned cases.
* Are you ready for the challenge

What Does An Immigration Paralegal Do At Kelly Services

* Ensuring all paperwork, including applications for immigration and visas are completed accurately and in a timely manner.
* Coordinating the completion of the following applications/petitions, H
* B, TN, L-1, Work Permits; Permanent Residency (including PERM, I
* Adjustment of Status, EAD and Advance Parole), company-wide between managers (or HR field personnel) and outside immigration attorneys.
* Processing urgent requests.
* Responding to email and phone inquiries from managers, HR field personnel and makes necessary recommendations.
* Answering miscellaneous inquiries from internal Associates regarding their case status and immigration process.
* Meeting with managers and HR personnel regarding specific immigration cases.
* Answer questions from HR filed personnel regarding I 9 compliance.
* Monitor the expiration of visas and notifies managers and associates before visas expire and inquires whether visas should be extended.
* Consult with managers and outside counsel when issues surround the immigration due process.
* The Junior Immigration Paralegal will have an Associate's Degree or its equivalent and 1
* years of experience in the field or in a related area.
* Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within an immigration field, along with strong verbal and written communication skills.
* The position will be located in the New York City Offices, however, for initial training purposes they contractor will be required to travel to New Jersey for training with an Immigration Specialist.
* Flexible schedule will be allowed and there is some potential for partial remote work.
* Qualified Junior Immigration Paralegals are encouraged to submit their resume, in Word format, for immediate consideration

What Does An Immigration Paralegal Do At Robert Half

* Prepare a wide variety of business-based nonimmigrant petitions (H
* B, H-3, TN, E, J-1, L-1 and O
* Assist with corporate clients with PERM application process; Assist with applying for and obtaining work visas with U
* S. consular offices abroad; Work closely with our clients and their employees and families to provide comprehensive immigration service through the application process, including responses to applications, Requests for Evidence, interviews and compliance; Assist the paralegal manager and practice group head with the enhancement of process efficiencies, coordination of assignments and staff development within the immigration practice group; Compile and maintain records of immigration forms, other documentation and records of activity on behalf of corporate clients' employees; Review immigration regulations and be able to apply them to various case scenarios; Perform research using all available immigration research tools including government agencies' websites.
* If you are interested in this position, please send a copy of your resume to claire.marshall@roberthalflegal.com AND chinetta.foster@roberthalflegal.com ASAP.
* Located in major North American and global markets, Robert Half Legal is the premier provider of legal staffing and consulting solutions on a full-time, project, and temporary basis, serving both law firms and corporate legal departments.
* We also provide project and eDiscovery teams and workspace for a wide range of initiatives, including litigation support, mergers and acquisitions and document review matters.
* Our dedicated teams' industry experience allows us to quickly match skilled legal professionals with the best available jobs.
* We offer challenging opportunities, competitive compensation and benefits, and skills-enhancement training.
* Call your local Robert Half Legal office at 888
* to discover more about this position.
* Apply for this job now or contact our branch office for additional information.
* All applicants applying for U
* S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States.
* All applicants applying for Canadian job openings must be authorized to work in Canada.
* Robert Half Legal.
* An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans
* By clicking 'Apply Now' you are agreeing to Robert Half Terms of Use.
* Req ID:
* Functional Role:
* Paralegal
* Country:
* State:
* IL
* City:
* Chicago
* Postal Code:
* Compensation:* $65,000.00 to $75,000
* per year

What Does An Immigration Paralegal Do At Erickson Immigration Group

* include but are not limited to):
* Processing/Drafting International applications in more than 70 countries
* Utilize web-based immigration case management system and database continuously and accurately
* Project manage cases and foreign counsel
* Create E
* Files and B1 Visa Packages
* Conduct Immigration-related research regarding various laws and regulations from countries, states, companies
* Participate in projects outside scope of work

What Does An Immigration Paralegal Do At ACLU of Missouri

* Prepare, file, review and organize litigation documents such as briefs, motions, declarations, deposition summaries, discovery requests and responses, and correspondence with co-counsel.
* Maintain case files, attorneys’ correspondence files, the litigation docket summary, and case database.
* Collect, analyze, and organize legal, factual, social science, and other non-legal research for use in litigation documents and policy presentations; conduct searches on internal and external document databases and systems, cull relevant information from a variety of resources such as newspapers, magazines, libraries, case documents and trade associations.
* Serve as liaison with co-counsel and clients.
* Provide litigation support for attorneys in the in the San Francisco office
* Respond to intake calls, emails and letters from individuals seeking assistance, and assist with managing and coordinating the intake database.
* Prepare informational updates on issues for ACLU National and Affiliate staff.
* Update IRP content on the ACLU website.
* Draft and/or revise public education materials.
* Serve as liaison for administrative relations with ACLU affiliates, co-counsel and partner organizations, and other offices within National ACLU.
* Perform other job related special projects and other duties as assigned by the Director and Staff Attorneys.
* Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regard to race, ethnicity, age, gender indentity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance, record of arrest or conviction.
* Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts

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How To Become An Immigration Paralegal

Most paralegals and legal assistants have an associate’s degree in paralegal studies, or a bachelor's degree in another field and a certificate in paralegal studies.


There are several paths a person can take to become a paralegal. Candidates can enroll in a community college paralegal program to earn an associate’s degree. However, many employers prefer, or even require, applicants to have a bachelor’s degree.

Because only a small number of schools offer bachelor’s and master's degrees in paralegal studies, applicants typically have a bachelor’s degree in another subject and earn a certificate in paralegal studies.

Associate’s and bachelor's degree programs in paralegal studies usually offer paralegal training courses in legal research, legal writing, and the legal applications of computers, along with courses in other academic subjects, such as corporate law and international law. Most certificate programs provide intensive paralegal training for people who already hold college degrees.

Employers sometimes hire college graduates with no legal experience or legal education and train them on the job. In these cases, the new employee may have experience in a technical field that is useful to law firms, such tax preparation, nursing, or criminal justice.

Other Experience

In many cases, employers prefer candidates who have at least 1 year of experience in a law firm or other office setting. In addition, a technical understanding of a specific legal specialty can be helpful. For example, a personal-injury law firm may desire a paralegal with a background in nursing or health administration.

Work experience in a law firm or other office setting is particularly important for people who do not have formal paralegal training.

Many paralegal training programs offer an internship, in which students gain practical experience by working for several months in a private law firm, the office of a public defender or attorney general, a corporate legal department, a legal aid organization, or a government agency. Internship experience helps students improve their technical skills and can enhance their employment prospects.


Although not required, some employers may prefer to hire applicants who have completed a paralegal certification program. Many national and local paralegal organizations offer voluntary paralegal certifications to students able to pass an exam. Other organizations offer voluntary paralegal certifications for paralegals who meet certain experience and education criteria. For more information about paralegal certifications, see the More Info section.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Paralegals must be able to document and present their research and related information to their supervising attorney.

Computer skills. Paralegals need to be familiar with using computers for legal research and litigation support. They also use computer programs for organizing and maintaining important documents.

Interpersonal skills. Paralegals spend most of their time working with clients and other professionals and must be able to develop good relationships. They must make clients feel comfortable sharing personal information related to their cases.

Organizational skills. Paralegals may be responsible for many cases at one time. They must adapt quickly to changing deadlines.

Research skills. Paralegals need good research and investigative skills to conduct legal research.

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Immigration Paralegal Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Russian

  • Hindi

  • Italian

  • Portuguese

  • Mandarin

  • German

  • Cantonese

  • Urdu

  • Gujarati

  • Japanese

  • Armenian

  • Chinese

  • Persian

  • Turkish

  • Somali

  • Korean

  • Georgian

  • Dari

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Real Immigration Paralegal Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Immigration Paralegal O'Brien Law LLC Washington, DC Dec 07, 2011 $71,000 -
Senior Family Immigration Paralegal/Coordinator The Law Offices of David E. Piver Wayne, PA May 05, 2015 $67,517
Immigration Paralegal Mount Sinai Medical Center New York, NY Feb 27, 2010 $61,800
Immigration Paralegal Jackson Lewis LLP White Plains, NY Sep 20, 2012 $60,523
Senior Executive Immigration Paralegal The Kramer Immigration Firm LLC Silver Spring, MD Sep 23, 2014 $60,008
Immigration Paralegal Cornerstone Law Group-Employment Immigration San Francisco, CA Mar 22, 2016 $56,909
Business Immigration Paralegal Liskow & Lewis, APLC Houston, TX Oct 24, 2016 $56,680
Immigration Paralegal Cornerstone Law Group-Employment Immigration San Francisco, CA Jun 28, 2016 $55,000
Immigration Paralegal Cornerstone Law Group-Employment Immigration San Francisco, CA Mar 22, 2016 $55,000
Senior Immigration Paralegal O'Brien & Van Stiphout LLC Washington, DC Dec 07, 2009 $55,000
Tigrinya Fluent Immigration Paralegal Mark I Davies, ESQ. New York, NY Oct 01, 2011 $52,885 -
Senior Immigration Paralegal O'Brien & Van Stiphout LLC Washington, DC Dec 07, 2010 $52,000 -
Immigration Paralegal Sindell Law Offices, P.C. New York, NY May 04, 2015 $48,589
Immigration Paralegal Baker & McKenzie, LLP Washington, DC Mar 01, 2014 $48,298 -
Immigration Paralegal Baker & McKenzie LLP Washington, DC Mar 01, 2014 $48,298 -
Immigration Paralegal Cornerstone Law Group-Employment Immigration San Francisco, CA Jun 06, 2016 $47,688
Immigration Paralegal Greenberg Traurig, LLP Atlanta, GA Sep 30, 2013 $44,500
Immigration Paralegal Greenberg Traurig, LLP Atlanta, GA Oct 21, 2013 $44,500
Immigration Paralegal O'Brien Law LLC Washington, DC Oct 18, 2011 $42,000 -
Immigration Paralegal Hilton Law Group, APC Pasadena, CA Jan 09, 2016 $41,740
Business Immigration Paralegal Law Offices of David Z. Su West Covina, CA Jan 09, 2016 $41,740
Immigration Paralegal Law Offices of Laura Leibfreid, PLLC New York, NY Dec 01, 2014 $40,000
Immigration Paralegal Seowoo Law Group LLC Auburn, AL Jul 10, 2016 $39,915
Tigrinya Fluent Immigration Paralegal Mark I Davies, ESQ. New York, NY Oct 01, 2011 $38,568 -
Immigration Paralegal Law Offices of Feng & Associates, P.C. NY Sep 10, 2014 $38,272
Business Immigration Paralegal Levin Santalone LLP Larchmont, NY Mar 18, 2016 $38,168

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Top Skills for An Immigration Paralegal


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Top Immigration Paralegal Skills

  1. Status Applications
  2. Non-Immigrant Visa
  3. Uscis
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided legal Immigration council and legal advice for refugee status applications.
  • Researched immigrant and non-immigrant visa alternatives.
  • Prepare petition with supporting evidence and supplementary forms for attorney review and filing with USCIS.
  • Compiled evidence required for each petitioner of renown in the field.
  • Provide guidance on entry options compliant with established immigration laws and guidelines.

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