Three Positions Vacancies Available
The Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative (SIFI) provides high-quality, holistic pro bono legal representation to immigrants detained in the southeastern United States. By ensuring that skilled attorneys are available to protect detained immigrants’ due process rights, the SIFI endeavors to win every meritorious deportation defense and custody case arising out of Trump-era immigration enforcement actions.
SIFI was developed and is directed by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Innovation Law Lab and the Immigration Justice Campaign—an initiative of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the American Immigration Council, and the American Immigrant Representation Project—are collaborating with SIFI to provide technical assistance and to expand pro bono support.
The Direct Services Attorney works out of the SIFI-Alexandria office, providing direct legal representation to detained individuals in custody and removal proceedings at the Pine Prairie ICE Processing Center (“Pine Prairie”) in Pine Prairie, Louisiana and the LaSalle ICE Processing Center (“LaSalle”) in Jena, Louisiana in accordance with the best practices and rules of conduct of the legal profession. The Direct Services Attorney collaborates closely with the entire SIFI team, SIFI partners, allied organizations to support ongoing pro bono efforts, including developing potential federal litigation arising from removal defense work.
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An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity:
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, gender identity, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation, national origin, or prior record of arrest or conviction.