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OPLA attorneys help enforce the immigration and customs laws of the United States. The duties of the attorney position in the field consists primarily of representing the U.S. Government in removal proceedings before Immigration Judges, frequently involving applicants for asylum or other forms of relief under immigration laws. Additional duties include providing legal advice and support to the other ICE components and litigation support to the United States Attorney’s Offices in immigration and/or customs matters. The position also involves appellate advocacy before the Board of Immigration Appeals, including the preparation of briefs and other pleadings. 

Last Reviewed/Updated: 04/01/2019