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KBI/FIRRP Legal Fellow

The Kino Border Initiative is delighted to announce a unique collaboration with the Florence Project to enhance access to asylum at the border. The FIRRP-KBI Legal Fellow will provide direct representation to asylum seekers who initially received services at the KBI aid center in Nogales, Sonora before presenting for asylum in the United States. The Fellow will represent such individuals in the credible fear process, in immigration courts for both removal and custody proceedings, and before the Board of Immigration Appeals. The FIRRP-KBI Fellow will also collaborate on advocacy efforts to protect and improve due process in the asylum process. This may include documenting cases in which individuals were wrongfully removed despite expressing fear to CBP and developing expert resources for Mexican asylum seekers. The FIRRP-KBI Fellow will be an employee of FIRRP, but will work closely with KBI as well.

This is an 18 month position with possibility of renewal, depending on funding. This position is based out of FIRRP’s Tucson office, but requires frequent travel to the detention facilities and Immigration Courts in Eloy and Florence and regular travel to the KBI aid center in Nogales, Sonora.

For more information, see the job posting on the Florence Project website: https://firrp.org/media/KBI-Legal-Fellow_Job-Posting_3-31-17.pdf

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