Removal Defense Case Manager


Position Description: 

This is a full-time, non-exempt position. The case manager reports to the Supervising Attorney.  Conducts legal assessment of detained and non-detained clients as well as Unaccompanied Minors in both San Diego and Imperial County.  Provides consultations and prepares and submit applications, legal briefs, and supporting documentation for cases involving asylum, withholding of removal, relief under the Convention Against Torture, U visa, VAWA, and adjustment of status with applicable waivers, refugee waivers, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. The position includes travel to Imperial County (Agency vehicle provided for travel).


Assist the Department Director to carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the agency’s policies and applicable laws.


Legal Representation

  • Conduct legal consultations and determine eligibility for immigration benefits. Prepare and file cases for individuals in removal proceedings, both in the detained and non-detained context.
  • Visit detained clients at Imperial Regional Detention Facility and Otay Mesa Detention Center and assist with post-release service coordination including securing temporary housing, food and travel arrangements.
  • Assist with Unaccompanied Minor clients, who are frequently Spanish-speaking.  Work with CA-licensed attorney on declarations for SIJS and affirmative I-589 filings with USCIS or I-589s for EOIR if removal proceedings.
  • Represent clients in proceedings before EOIR with the following: custody redetermination hearings, defensive asylum, withholding of removal, Convention Against Torture, non-LPR and LPR cancellation of removal, waivers, and complex family-based adjustment of status.
  • Collect parole documents; prepare cover letters from attorney to deportation officer for attorney signature; prepare G-28 forms for attorney for ICE.
  • Attend trainings and courses to remain updated on immigration law and policy.


  • 4 year Degree plus experience in immigration removal defense.
  • Ability to counsel clients regarding immigration law, procedures, forms, and eligibility.
  • Ability to represent clients before USCIS and Immigration Court.
  • Must possess strong legal research and writing skills.
  • Familiarity of local DHS and EOIR offices and procedures preferred.
  • Bilingual English/ Spanish required.



Valid California Drivers License and current automobile insurance in compliance with Agency requirements. Member of the Bar Association, preferably California. Access to and admission in Federal Court.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to walk and climb or balance.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Must be able to travel to various locations to support the needs of the program.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Schedule: FULL-TIME, 40 Hours, some weekends and evenings to support program needs.

Salary: $22.00 per hour depending on experince

How to Apply

Email Resume to:



Catholic Charities
Human Resources
PO Box 121831
San Diego, CA 92112-1831


619 232-3807

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