Deepinder Singh Mayell is the Director of the Refugee & Immigrant Program. Prior to joining The Advocates, he was a Staff Attorney with Merrimack Valley Legal Services in Massachusetts where he represented poor victims of domestic violence in family, immigration and housing proceedings. Mr. Mayell has been committed to human rights issues throughout his career and has interned with the Texas Civil Rights Project, Human Rights Watch and the Center for Constitutional Rights. As a research assistant, he examined the constitutionality of laws utilized to imprison individuals in Guantanamo Bay. In addition to his legal career, Mr. Mayell was a member of a research team that investigated and documented labor conditions in apparel factories in Jakarta, Indonesia. He also worked as a community organizer in Boston with a focus on youth empowerment and independent media. Mr. Mayell received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2007 and a B.A. in Political Science from Boston College.
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