Bindhu Vijayan - Director of Immigrant Empowerment and Activism


Bindhu joined CALA as Senior Immigration Attorney in November of 2017. Bindhu comes to CALA with over a decade of experience in the area of immigration law.  Bindhu’s experiences span across both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.  After law school, she joined private practices specializing in immigration law.  She gained invaluable experience in family-based immigration matters, citizenship and naturalization, employment matters, as well as defending individuals in removal or deportation proceedings before the Immigration Courts throughout the United States.  During law school, Bindhu was affiliated with her law school’s Poverty Law Clinic and interned with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, New York Legal Assistance Group, and Legal Services of New York  - Legal Support Unit. 

Bindhu obtained a Juris Doctor from New York Law School in 2006 and Bachelor of Science from Loyola University of Chicago in 2003.   She was a NYLS Public Interest Fellow, Joseph Solomon Public Service Fellow, was a recipient of the Dean’s Merit Scholarship and Alumni Association Scholarship, and president of the South Asian Law Students Association at NYLS.