Priya Arvind Patel

Senior Attorney

As a senior attorney at Centro Legal, Priya primarily works with individuals in immigration detention who are facing deportation before the Immigration Courts. Before joining Centro Legal, Priya worked at the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, where she provided legal assistance to detained individuals facing deportation in the Washington, D.C. area. At Lutheran Social Services of New York, she represented unaccompanied minors and families seeking humanitarian and family-based immigration relief in New York City. During law school, Priya interned with the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers’ Guild, Greater Boston Legal Services’ Immigration Unit, and Refugio del Rio Grande. 

Priya holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Georgia and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. 

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