General Clerk - Unaccompanied Minors Program

Unaccompanied Minors Program (UMP) · El Paso, Texas
Department Unaccompanied Minors Program (UMP)
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $15.88/hour

Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. (DMRS) has openings for caseworkers within its Unaccompanied Minors Program.  DMRS is a full service immigration legal aid organization providing high quality free and low cost legal services to individuals residing within the geographical boundaries of the Catholic Diocese of El Paso.


The caseworker will work with a team to provide know-your-rights presentations, legal screening intakes for the determination of eligibility for relief from removal, and court preparation session, as well as provide support for the direct legal representation of minors in Immigration Court, family court, and before United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  The caseworker will also conduct administrative tasks, including preparing applications, opening files, and inputting data for reporting purposes. 


Responsibilities include:

  • Review all materials and legal updates related to unaccompanied immigrant minors;
  • Participate in regular staff meetings with the rest of the team to discuss cases and program developments;
  • Participate in meetings and calls with stakeholders;
  • Prepare for and participate in site visits and conference calls with the Vera Institute of Justice;
  • Respond to Vera Institute of Justice e-mails and reports;
  • Provide KYRs, screenings, and follow-up services to minors in federal custody at the ORR facilities within the El Paso, Texas Immigration Court jurisdiction; and
  • Comply with contractual requirements of the grant, including completing referrals as required.



  • Minimum one year experience working in a professional atmosphere;
  • Experience in immigration law preferred;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook;
  • Fluency in English and Spanish;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service, particularly to children's issues and/or immigration; and
  • Must have a valid Texas Driver License, Current Automobile Insurance, and a vehicle able to fit at least 4 people



  • $15.88 per hour (40 hour work week). Rate subject to increase with demonstrated relevant experience.
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance available
  • Retirement Plan with up to 3% agency match available

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  • Location
    El Paso, Texas
  • Department
    Unaccompanied Minors Program (UMP)
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation