Kudrat Dutta Chaudhary, a lawyer from Chandigarh, was recently appointed as San Francisco’s Immigrant Rights Commissioner.
She will advise the Mayor and Board of Supervisors on immigrant-related issues and policies, as she is a graduate of the Army Institute of Law in Punjab.
San Francisco’s new Immigrant Rights Commissioner is lawyer Kudrat Dutta Chaudhary, born in Chandigarh.
Upon being appointed to the position, Kudrat Dutta Chaudhary was sworn in as the city of San Francisco’s Immigrants’ Rights Commissioner.
Lawyer Kudrat Dutta Chaudhary, originally from Chandigarh, India, has taken the oath of office as the first Indian immigrant to serve on San Francisco’s Immigrant Rights Commission.
The Mayor and Board of Supervisors look to the Immigrant Rights Commission for advice on policies and issues affecting San Francisco’s immigrant population. Chaudhary stated her enthusiasm for the position and her desire to serve the San Francisco community in a LinkedIn post.
Chaudhary is an expert in resolving conflicts and addressing issues of gender and human rights, as well as those of children. She will work with asylum seekers who have fled their home countries because they are victims of gender-based violence or persecution.
Her LinkedIn profile indicates that before her current position, Chaudhary worked as an Asylum Law Clerk: Gender Specialist at the Law Office of Robert B. Jobe.
Chaudhary is a graduate of the Army Institute of Law in Punjab and has given talks at Harvard Law School on feminism, patriarchal violence, and gender in international law.
Her debut novel, “Laiza: Sometimes the End Is Only a Beginning,” is about the sexual exploitation of women and human trafficking in Nepal following the 2015 earthquake.
In 2014, Chaudhary won a full scholarship to attend the King’s College Summer School in London to study Criminology and Criminal Justice. He holds an LLM from Tufts University’s Fletcher School.