Does DACA ending mean that colleges no longer need on-campus immigration lawyer(s) to assist students?
No?the need is greater than ever. More than ever, students need comprehensive immigration screening for any form of immigration relief for which they qualify, but that they will never know about unless they are provided access to an immigration attorney.
How many cases can an immigration lawyer take on at a time?
30-50, depending on the attorney?s experience, capacity, and case complexity.
What are your recommendations regarding staffing for on-campus immigrant legal services?
Consider the following personnel:
Who should be included in strategic planning regarding immigration legal services on-campus?
University President, General Counsel, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Financial Aid, Admissions, Career Services, Legal Services for Students (General). If the institution has a law school, discuss externship possibilities to support services with the Clinical Director and an immigration law clinical director, if applicable. If the institution hosts international students, it may also be helpful … Continued
Are there more complicated cases that must be referred to an outside attorney?
Yes, services the Center can screen for, but not provide include: The Center provides the following services on a case-by-case basis:
What services are provided by on-campus immigration attorneys?
The Center provides comprehensive immigration screening?for all forms of immigration relief for which an individual may qualify. ?Screening includes assessment of: The Center also provides the following types of immigration services:
How much does it cost to hire an immigration lawyer?
An experienced attorney salary could be approximately $80K ($120k or more including benefits, HR, office space, etc.) while a more junior attorney salary could be about $60K ($90k or more including benefits, HR, office space, etc.). Exact salaries and associated costs will depend on the cost of living in your city or state.
Why should colleges and universities provide immigration legal services to their students?
Our data reveals that having access to such legal assistance benefits students in terms of improved mental health, and ability to focus and succeed at school.