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Posted by Willy Franzen on February 27, 2010. Positions below updated every five minutes.
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it or not, but I’ve spent the last week in Florida. It’s been a partial vacation, but I’ve spent most of the time working (since it’s been cold and rainy here). One thing that I’ve noticed down here besides the terrible weather and bad driving is that immigration is still a major issue. With Florida’s proximity to Cuba and Haiti, the state runs into a lot of immigration issues. It may be refugees arriving by boat or raft, or it could be immigrants flocking to the state to work in agriculture. Whoever they are and wherever they’re from, they are eligible for support from Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center, a non-profit “legal assistance organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the basic human rights of immigrants.” The organization is based in Miami, and they’ve been around since 1996.
Since being founded, Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center has “closed nearly 75,000 cases and has become a national trendsetter in the immigration field.” That’s an impressive feat! Wherever you stand on the immigration debate, I’m sure that you agree that all people deserve a certain standard of human rights. FIAC is all about ensuring that an appropriate level is maintained for immigrants. Now, if the weather keeps acting like it has been, I don’t know why anyone will want to come to Florida anymore… but seriously, Florida is going to continue to attract immigrants, and that means that FIAC will continue to stay busy. If you’re interested in being a part of what they do, check out their Jobs page. Right now they’re looking for a Development & Communications Specialist. The position looks perfect for a new grad, and you can apply by sending a résumé and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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