Job Overview


Do you desire to be a part of the vibrant United States immigrant admission process, to protect American interests, and to secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and its Office of the Chief Counsel are calling.

As part of both USCIS and the DHS Office of the General Counsel, you will work with other highly talented attorneys and colleagues on a rich array of intellectually challenging, critically important, cutting edge legal issues. DHS components work collectively, and USCIS strives, to enforce and administer immigration laws fairly, efficiently, and in keeping with the law, at the same time that we seek to prevent terrorism, secure borders, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission are achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join OCC, USCIS, and DHS.

USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel, DHS, seeks an experienced attorney with demonstrated experience in immigration law for the Central Law Division. The selectee will work at Harlingen, TX.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing legal advice to USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, family-based and employment-based issues, citizenship, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and national security. USCIS Associate Counsel are also responsible for writing visa petition appellate briefs and providing litigation support to the U.S. Attorney's office on cases arising from USCIS adjudications.