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Prior to joining Ayuda, Deepa Bijpuria served as a Supervising Attorney at Tahirih Justice Center where she represented immigrant survivors of gender-based violence in both affirmative and defensive immigration cases for almost ten years. Deepa began her career at the Women’s Law Center of Maryland representing survivors of domestic violence; first, in protective order cases in Maryland Circuit Courts and then, as the Project Director of its immigration program.  Deepa earned her law degree from the University of Maryland Carey School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in social policy at Northwestern University.

Ayuda's Response to Busing of Migrants

Since April 2022, Ayuda has been working to help coordinate the humanitarian response as the governors of Texas and Arizona continue to send thousands of migrants on buses to Washington, D.C.

We are providing culturally and linguistically specific legal, social and language access services to newly arriving migrants. These services include case management and intake support, interpretation, as well as the provision of food, clothing, hygiene kits, prepaid cell phones, medical supplies, and paid shelter.

Our legal team is providing individualized legal orientations for migrants explaining the immigration system and helping them be aware of their rights and responsibilities.  

“Immigrants are first and foremost, human beings. They deserve respect and compassion, and Ayuda will continue to do what we do best – provide holistic support to those in need in our communities.” - Paula Fitzgerald, Executive Director

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