Immigration Paralegal resume samples

Immigration Paralegals assist attorneys via general paralegal duties, as well as the specialized services that are required with immigration law. Responsibilities highlighted on an Immigration Paralegal's resume include assisting the company in preparing and filing non-immigrant visa petitions, and preparing and electronically filing labor condition applications for non-immigrant workers. Sample resumes of Immigration Paralegals will often display certifications received after successfully completing training courses dealing with immigration law, as well as bachelor's and associates degrees in the field of legal studies.


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Immigration Paralegal

Trained paralegals and attorneys on all aspects of the PERM Labor Certification process

  • Researched and prepared Extraordinary Ability and Outstanding Researcher petitions for specialty positions in the Oil & Gas industry
  • Managed and supported a complex case load of 200 visa holders in the Oil & Gas industry with advanced, scientific job descriptions, including high-level executives
  • Participated in I-9 audits
  • Visas Supported: H-1B, E-3, TN, L-1, L-2, H-3, O-1, B-1 Outer Continental Shelf
CANDIDATE INFO
5
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Magna
2

Immigration Paralegal

Managed multiple mid-size clients as a single point of contact, and ran their inbound business immigration visa program (permanent and temporary).

  • Participated, coordinate and attended in-house presentations to newly acquired clients and responded to one-on-one immigration queries for both nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions and pending cases.
  • Prepared, conducted, and coordinated PERM (ETA Form 9089) recruitment efforts with managers and high-level company partners.
  • Addressed overall immigration queries regarding travel documents, extensions, recruitment, and blanket petitions.
  • Informed clients of visa bulletin progressions, retrogressions, AILA updates and USCIS press releases.
  • Led and participated with attorneys in bi-weekly conference calls with assigned clients.
CANDIDATE INFO
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Law & Society
JD
Juris Doctor
3

Immigration Paralegal

Prepared, reviewed and filed nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") and to the Department of Labor. Supported four Immigration Partners

  • Researched immigration and government regulations, case law and procedures to support client cases.
  • Advocated and communicated extensively with clients regarding requests for information, case status and immigration procedures.
  • Maintained and updated monthly reports and spreadsheets with sensitive information.
  • Managed and maintained personal case load of 350 clients and trained and managed immigration paralegals.
  • Collaborated with government liaisons, such as senator's offices, to address problems related to client cases.
CANDIDATE INFO
4
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Nursing
BS
Criminal Justice
Medical/surgical
4

Immigration Paralegal

Business immigration: H-IB's, H-3's, 1-112's, E-1/E-2s, J-1, alien labor certification (PERM), employment-based immigration, consular processing of immigrant/non-immigrant visas
Family immigration: Green card processing (1-130 immediate relative petition and 1-485 adjustment status/consular processing), naturalization

  • Prepared above petitions and applications under supervision of the immigration attorney.
  • Constantly monitored and prepared 30 - 50 ongoing and possible cases in average including both for individual and corporate clients.
  • Contacted clients directly via phone or e-mail and acted as a liaison between the clients and attorneys.
  • Trained new legal assistants regarding how to prepare for various petitions and applications.
CANDIDATE INFO
15
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
C
Teaching Japanese As A Second Language
BA
Bachelor of Arts
BA
Psychology
5

Office Manager / Senior Immigration Paralegal

Administrative Assistant promoted to Office Manager / Immigration Paralegal in 1992;

  • Interviewed potential clients and prepared H-1B specialty occupation visa; H-3 trainee visa; L-1 A intra-company transferee visa; L-1B specialized knowledge intra-company transferee visa; E-1/E-2 treaty traders and investors visas; O-1 extraordinary ability; P-1, P-3 visas; R-1 religious visa;
  • Processed immigrant visas: EB-1 extraordinary ability; multinational executive and Labor Certification (RIR);
  • Prepared family and employment-based adjustment of status, and consular processing;
  • Supervised personnel, evaluated, and assigned tasks to staff, trained paralegal.
CANDIDATE INFO
17
years in
workforce
17
years
at this job
AS
Business Administration
6

Immigration Paralegal

Prepared, maintained and managed legal documents for immigration petitions, response to RFEs and AAO/BIA/9th Circuit Court appeals

  • Drafted supporting letters, response to RFEs, appellate briefs and correspondences
  • Administered case management including maintaining attorney's calendar, monitoring deadlines, updating and reporting cases
  • Maintained and monitored Immigration Services/Immigration Court rules, procedures and filing fees to ensure proper document preparations and filings
CANDIDATE INFO
7
months in
workforce
7
months
at this job
LLM
Comparative Law
LLM
International Business Law
JD
Juris Doctor
7

Immigration Paralegal

Served as liaison between firm, government agencies, outside counsel and clients.

  • Researched and analyzed law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, constitutions, and legal codes to prepare memoranda of law in support of, immigration and asylum appeals.
  • Cite-checked briefs and other pleadings; prepared table of contents and table of authorities for BIA and Circuit Court briefs.
  • Served and/or filed legal papers with the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), trial Attorney's, U.S. Attorney's and District Court.
  • Used Immigrant Pro application software to complete immigration forms.
CANDIDATE INFO
11
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
C
Legal Studies
BS
Information Management & Technology
8

Immigration Paralegal

Worked closely with Attorneys, as well as international and national clients to gather and organize supporting data and documents to prepare cases

  • Responsible for preparing a wide range of immigration applications/petitions/benefits including: Permanent Residence, Adjustment of Status, Citizenship, H-1B, H-4, and LCA's
  • Managed assigned cases and assisted Attorneys to meet deadlines by preparing affidavits, drafting forms, and organizing legal documents and files
  • Responsible for calling the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for case updates or issues with pending cases
  • Experience using: Microsoft Office Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
CANDIDATE INFO
8
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Psychology
9

Immigration Paralegal

Started to finish preparation of employment-based immigration petitions with minimal assistance and supervision, including:
o H-1B, H-3, H-2, E-1/2, E-3, L-1, O-1, TN, and J-1 visa applications;
o PERM, I-140 petitions and I-485 applications; and o Various other visas.

  • Directly handled the recruitment steps necessary to sponsor a foreign national employee for permanent residency.
  • Provided instruction and advice to foreign nationals and employers on immigration practices and procedures.
  • Assisted with any problems that may arise relative to a foreign national's immigration status.
  • Ensured employee and employer compliance with new immigration policy and procedures.
CANDIDATE INFO
5
years in
workforce
4
months
at this job
C
Paralegal Studies
BS
Economics And Entrepreneurship
Business Administration
10

Immigration Paralegal Intern

  • Performed client intakes and maintained attorneys’ calendars
  • Prepared a wide range of family based immigration documents for clients, including G-28, I-821D, I-765, I-765WS, G-1145
  • Assisted in daily client interactions and case management working closely with clients to gather and organize supporting data
  • Prepared Motions and Exhibits for attorneys’ review to send to Immigration Courts
  • Conducted research regarding recent Immigration Laws
  • Served as a Spanish/English translator and interpreter
CANDIDATE INFO
4
years in
workforce
2
months
at this job
C
Paralegal Studies
BA
Liberal Science
Politics / Spanish

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