Salt Lake City (United States of America)
Founded in 1933, the IRC is a leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. In the U.S.; IRC provides assistance to refugees resettling here through 27 offices operating in 16 states. IRC resettles approximately 11,000 refugees per year and provides numerous program services to assist the refugee from their arrival through citizenship. The IRC in Salt Lake City opened it office in 1994, and provides resettlement services through extended case management to newly arrived refugees for up to 24-months as well as over twenty different programs to educate and empower refugees.
The Afghan Placement and Assistance (APA) Program is a new program being implemented at the International Rescue Committee to assist individuals from Afghanistan who are arriving in the United States. The Immigration Program at IRC in Salt Lake City is a vital part of services and is responsible for providing low-cost immigration legal assistance and expertise. The Immigration Assistant will assist the immigration team with conducting intakes with newly-arrived individuals from Afghanistan, screening for all forms of immigration relief and informing individuals of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requirements.
•Conduct initial intake with clients to gather immigration and arrival documentation
•Inform clients of USCIS requirements, such as address changes and how to maintain legal status
•Conduct screening with clients to determine what forms of immigration relief are available, and screen for family reunification options
•Provide clients with information on immigration and reunification options available and assist immigration team with completing and filing those applications
•Receive, prioritize and respond to all inquiries from members of the Afghan community
•Work in close cooperation with immigration program staff and other IRC staff including resettlement team members