Immigration Policy Counsel

Niskanen Center Immigration Policy Counsel Job Description

Key job responsibilities will include:
Reviewing immigration statutes and regulations to propose reform ideas that would increase legal immigration
Overseeing the production of model immigration reform legislation
Reviewing immigration reform bills to propose amendments to increase immigration
Drafting comments on proposed immigration regulations

The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:
Three-plus years of experience working on immigration policy or law in government or privately, or three-plus years of experience drafting legislation or regulations (not necessarily immigration legislation)
Familiarity with immigration statutes and regulations
Ability to creatively and independently solve problems and experience with self-management (jobs with little direct supervision)

To Apply
Qualified candidates should submit the following materials in one PDF file:

A cover letter detailing your interest in the organization and your salary requirements
Writing sample that demonstrates an ability to communicate complex concepts to other policy experts
Materials should be emailed in one PDF file to Joe Coon, vice president of the Niskanen Center:

Established in 2014, the Niskanen Center is a libertarian 501(c)(3) think tank that works to change public policy through direct engagement in the policymaking process: developing and promoting proposals to legislative and executive branch policymakers, building coalitions to facilitate joint action, and marshaling the most convincing arguments in support of our agenda.

The Niskanen Center’s immigration agenda begins with the premise that legal immigration has positive economic and social benefit to the United States and that it expands the liberty of Americans by allowing them to associate freely with people from other nations. This philosophical perspective animates the Center’s efforts to make legal immigration easier for peaceful immigrants.

To accomplish these goals, the Center seeks an immigration policy counsel. This legal analyst will be an immigration attorney or other attorney with legislative experience. The purpose of this position is to work with the immigration policy director to analyze immigration statutes and regulations and develop new proposals to improve the current legal system. The immigration policy counsel will primarily draft model legislative and administrative reforms and submit comments on proposed regulations.
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