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Paromita Shah

Founding Executive Director, Just Futures Law

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Paromita Shah, founding Executive Director of Just Futures Law is a racial and immigrant justice lawyer who works alongside community-based movements to end mass deportation, criminalization, and surveillance. Paromita has worked at the intersection of racial justice and immigrant justice for over two decades. Answering a call from grassroots immigrants rights organizers, she co-founded Just Futures Law in 2019, a movement lawyering organization that provides cutting-edge legal support to the grassroots groups and organizers fighting for a future beyond deportation and criminalization. Paromita has served as the primary author on dozens of resources and reports for immigrant communities impacted by policing and immigration enforcement. She previously served as the Associate Director of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, as the Detention Project Director at Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition in Washington DC, and as a staff attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services.