On August 7, 2019, ICE raided 7 poultry processing plants in 5 communities in Mississippi, rounding up 680 immigrants. Over half were detained; approximately 200 face criminal charges; all will need representation for removal proceedings. Over 500 attorneys have volunteered to assist, but the number of fulltime immigration attorneys in the state is very limited. The Mississippi Center for Justice is seeking an immigration attorney with at least 3 years of experience to work in its Jackson office alongside Amelia McGowan, who is coordinating the immigration law response to the raids. This is an open-ended full time position; short-term and long-term applicants are encouraged. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Beth Orlansky,email@example.com.
The Mississippi Center for Justice has organized weekly legal clinics in each of the 5 communities affected by the raids, and we need a Spanish-speaking non-lawyer to coordinate volunteers for the clinics, communicate with local liaisons and ensure that immigrants get the information they need about their cases. The organizer will generally assist Amelia McGowan in handling details for legal responses to the raids through community engagement. This is an open-ended full time position; short-term and long-term applicants are encouraged. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Beth Orlansky,firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mississippi Center for Justice, an equal opportunity employer, seeks to hire a Fair Housing Testing Coordinator for our Gulf Coast office in Biloxi. The Center seeks an individual whose substantive experience includes, but is not limited to, a working knowledge of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. A background in business or accounting is a plus. Familiarity with the creation and use of Excel Spreadsheets is a plus. For more information and how to apply, click here.
Positions will be open until filled and are available immediately.