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 »

Thank You to Our 2017 Summer Interns!

06/24/2017 Summer may have just officially started, but MIA’s summer interns have been hard at work for the past month helping us with research, translations, office organization, preparing immigration applications, drafting legal arguments, and many other special projects. We cannot thank them enough for their contributions to our work and for the impact they are making… Read more »

Job Opportunity with MIA: Legal Assistant

Update: Thanks to everyone who applied! This position has been filled.    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…. Read more »

La Prensa Latina Reports on MIA’s Survivors’ Project Collaboration

In its coverage of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, La Prensa Latina reports on how this issue affects the Memphis area and provides information about the work of our amazing partner organization, CasaLuz. MIA is thrilled to be starting a new phase of our Survivors’ Project this month with CasaLuz and Memphis Public Interest Law Center, in which we plan… Read more »

Job Opportunity for Domestic Violence Attorney

Our partner agency Memphis Public Interest Law Center is seeking a staff attorney; see below for details. For more information, contact Jamie Johnson at The deadline to apply is Friday, October 7, 2016. Staff Attorney SUMMARY Memphis Public Interest Law Center (MPILC) is a public interest law firm seeking a staff attorney to provide civil legal… Read more »

MIA and Partner Organizations Receive $600,000 Grant to Aid Victims of Abuse

MEMPHIS – The United States Department of Justice has awarded a $600,000 Legal Assistance for Victims Grant to Mid-South Immigration Advocates (MIA) for its collaborative partnership with CasaLuz and the Memphis Public Interest Law Center (MPILC). The Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program supports projects that provide legal services to underserved victims of domestic violence,… Read more »

Welcome Elizabeth!

  MIA is pleased to announce that we have a new Staff Attorney on our team. Ms. Elizabeth Firestone will be representing Children’s Project and Survivors’ Project clients who are seeking protection from persecution, abuse, and extreme hardship in their home countries. Elizabeth started working with us in late July, and we have already benefited from… Read more »

MIA Hosts MBA Summer Intern Maria Garcia

MIA was fortunate to be selected as a host law firm for the Memphis Bar Association’s Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP). SLIP places minority high school students interested in entering the legal field with local law firms, legal departments, and government agencies so they can experience the day-to-day life of lawyers and legal professionals. This summer… Read more »

Goodbye Steven!

April 11, 2016 Since September 2015, MIA has had the immense pleasure of hosting recent law school grad Steven Denton as he establishes his new career as an immigration lawyer. Sadly, his time with us has come to an end, as he has accepted a position with BronxWorks where he will be representing immigrants in applications for lawful… Read more »