Affiliated Staff and Faculty
Post-Deportation Human Rights Project
Ms. Aimee Mayer-Salins joined PDHRP after serving as a Judicial Law Clerk at the Board of Immigration Appeals, a position which she obtained through the Attorney General's Honors Program. Prior to her clerkship at the Board of Immigration Appeals, Ms. Mayer-Salins was a student attorney at the Immigrant Justice Clinic at American University, Washington College of Law. In that position, she represented clients seeking relief before USCIS and the immigration courts, conducted immigration intake interviews at detention facilities housing ICE detainees, and wrote and presented a report to the UN Committee on Migrant Workers. During law school, Ms. Mayer-Salins interned at the Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices at the U.S. Department of Justice, and Ayuda. She also volunteered at the Capital Area Immigrant Rights (CAIR) Coalition and the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN).
Ms. Mayer-Salins has a B.A. in psychology and a B.A. in government and politics from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law. She joined PDHRP in 2015.
Prof. Daniel Kanstroom
Boston College Law School
Daniel Kanstroom is Professor of Law, the Director of the International Human Rights Program, and an Associate Director of the Boston College Center for Human Rights and International Justice. He teaches Immigration and Refugee Law, International Human Rights Law, Administrative Law, and the International Human Rights Semester in Practice. He has been a visiting professor at Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale (Boulogne sur Mer). He has published widely in the fields of U.S. immigration law, criminal law, and European citizenship and asylum law in such venues as the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Journal of International Law, the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, and the French Gazette du Palais. His most recent book, Aftermath: Deportation Law and the New American Diaspora, was published in 2012 by Oxford University Press.
Professor Kanstroom is the founder and director of the Boston College Immigration and Asylum Clinic, in which students represent indigent non-citizens and asylum-seekers. He is also on the Board of the Directors of the PAIR Project, and was rapporteur for the American Branch of the Refugee Law Section of the International Law Association. He has extensive experience litigating immigration and asylum cases at every level of the U.S. legal system. Professor Kanstroom completed his B.A. at State University of New York at Binghamton, his J.D. at Northeastern University, and his LL.M. at Harvard University.