Immigrant Rights Project

  

The Oregon Justice Resource Center respects the inherent dignity and humanity of all persons, regardless of immigration status.

Working with the Immigration Program Manager of Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees Immigration Legal Services (SOAR Legal), students learn the skills required to provide competent representation to refugees and low-income immigrants. Students assist with applications for legal permanent residency (greencards), family reunification, naturalization and deferred action for childhood arrivals. Under the supervision of SOAR Legal’s Immigration Program Manager and the Oregon Justice Resource Center, students assist with all aspects of case preparation, including fact investigation, developing case strategies, preparing applications for immigration benefits, legal research, and writing internal memoranda.

This section of the Immigrant Rights Project requires students to work for 15 hours a week. This includes working 8 hours a week at the SOAR Legal office and meeting with OJRC staff every week, time and place TBD.

Pre/Co-requisite: Immigration Law

Student Opportunities (2 Students)We accept 2 students for the IRP.

  • 3L students are eligible to apply for a clerkship position with the Oregon Justice Resource Center and work pro bono as an immigrant Rights Project Clerk. This position requires a commitment for the entire academic year (Fall/Spring) and at least 15 hours a week. 
  • 2L Students are eligible to apply for a internship position with the Oregon Justice Resource Center and work pro bono as an Immigrant Rights Project Intern. This position requires a commitment for the entire academic year (Fall/Spring) and 10-15 hours a week. 

The OJRC reserves the right to alter the total number of participants in the IRP.

Project Director: Erin McKee Deputy Executive Director, Oregon Justice Resource Center

  • For more information or if you have any questions please contact us at info@ojrc.org