Job Opportunity – Legal Rights Presenter

UPDATE – 03/22/2019 – position has been filled. 02/20/2019 Job Opportunity with MIA: Legal Rights Presenter (Memphis, TN – Tutwiler, MS) Mid-South Immigration Advocates (MIA) is seeking to fill a part-time position to provide legal orientation presentations to immigrants detained in the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility in Tutwiler, MS one day per week (Thursdays). The… Read more »

Goodbye 2018. Welcome Lissette and Shelley!

As the year comes to an end, there is no doubt that 2018 has been a challenging time for MIA and the clients we serve. We have had amazing victories, devastating setbacks, and countless surprises, and we look forward to continuing the fight in 2019 for our clients and their families. MIA is also thrilled… Read more »

The phones…

UPDATE 10/23/2018 – AT LAST! Our English line is once again totally functional. We truly appreciate your patience with our transition to our new office. ¡POR FIN! Nuestra línea de inglés vuelve a ser totalmente funcional. Apreciamos sinceramente su paciencia con nuestra transición a nuestra nueva oficina.   Exciting news – we’re moving our office!… Read more »

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Legal Assistant

Update: This position has been filled. Thank you for your interest!  01/04/2018 Mid-South Immigration Advocates (MIA) is seeking a full-time legal assistant. Qualified candidates must be fluent in English and Spanish, with excellent interpretation and translation skills. A bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred. Candidates must be detail-oriented, compassionate, and have an interest in immigration law. Experience with administrative work… Read more »

Another MIA Victory before the TN Court of Appeals!

11/30/2017 In its second decision on cases involving Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, the Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that Tennessee judges may appoint a parent as the guardian of a minor child, which allows single parents to protect their children from abuse, abandonment, or neglect by the other parent. Prior to this decision, many… Read more »

Thanks Josselyne Bustillo!

11/17/2017 Yesterday, MIA said goodbye to our fall semester law school extern, Josselyne Bustillo. She was an amazing asset to us during the particularly intense past few months, and we wish her all the best as fall exams approach! Josselyne’s parting words: Over the last 14 weeks I have been an extern at Mid-South Immigration… Read more »

TN Court of Appeals Supports Humanitarian Protection for Immigrant Children

Sept. 1, 2017 On August 30, 2017, the Tennessee Court of Appeals issued the state’s first opinion on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. The court’s decision ensures that judges cannot arbitrarily deny vulnerable immigrant children the opportunity to remain in Tennessee after fleeing abuse, abandonment or neglect in their home countries. Many of MIA’s clients are… Read more »

Job Opportunity: UC/Asylum Staff Attorney

  POSITION SUMMARY MIA’s staff attorney will represent adults with children (AWC) and unaccompanied children (UC) in Immigration Court removal proceedings. The attorney will also provide regular legal orientation presentations for custodians (LOPC) of unaccompanied children. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES Provide direct legal services to UCs seeking asylum, Special Immigration Juvenile Status (SIJS), and other forms… Read more »