Priya Arvind Patel

Supervising Attorney

Priya is a Supervising Attorney in the Abolishing Immigration Detention (“AID”) pod. Collectively, AID represents detained and incarcerated people before the Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Courts. AID also works closely with organizers and advocacy groups to uplift the demands of incarcerated people and push towards their ultimate goal of abolishing immigration detention.

Priya previously worked as a senior attorney in Detained Adult Program at the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition in Washington, DC, and as a staff attorney in the Immigration Legal Program at Lutheran Social Services of New York. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia, and her law degree from Harvard Law School.

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