Each year IJC awards two-year Community Fellowships to 10 exceptional college graduates with the linguistic skills, passion, and cultural competency to work with diverse immigrant communities. IJC trains Fellows to be experts in immigration law and advocacy.
Community Fellows conduct outreach, screen, and aid immigrants with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”), Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”), Green Card, citizenship applications, and more.
Community Fellows become Board of Immigration Appeals Partially Accredited Representatives which allows them to represent clients before USCIS. Embedded within immigrant communities, they serve as first responders to our program.
IJC Fellows serve for two years and are provided a full salary and benefits.
Community Fellows have requested 4,886 application fee waivers for low-income clients
They have saved low-income clients nearly $3.2 million in application fee waivers
Community fellows have won 95% of cases closed so far