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Avideh Moussavian

Senior Policy Attorney, National Immigration Law Center
Washington D.C.

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Avideh Moussavian works to reduce the vulnerability of low-income immigrants to deportation.


Avideh Moussavian serves as a Senior Policy Attorney at the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), an organization dedicated to defending and advancing the rights & opportunities of low-income immigrants and their family members. Avideh Moussavian’s advocacy at NILC focuses on reducing the vulnerability of low-income immigrants to deportation on account of their race, class, or gender. She has previously worked on immigration reform advocacy and state and local enforcement issues at the New York Immigration Coalition and directly represented immigrant victims of gender-based violence at Sanctuary for Families in New York City, with a particular emphasis on representing immigrants in detention.

She has served as board treasurer at Families for Freedom, an anti-deportation community organizing network in New York City, and as a visiting professional with the Office of Public Counsel for Defense at the International Criminal Court. She holds a juris doctor from Boston University School of Law and a bachelor of arts from Columbia University.


  • National Security/Law
  • US Politics
  • Immigration

Issue Areas

Immigration, Muslim Ban, National Security, Civil Liberties, Race & Racism