Nick Taichi Steiner is a staff attorney at the ACLU of Maryland, focusing primarily on immigrants’ rights in Maryland. Before becoming a staff attorney, he was an Equal Justice Works fellow funded by the Ottinger Foundation from 2017-2019, and his fellowship project focused on the criminalization of immigrants by local law enforcement, and the injustices committed by immigration authorities in Maryland. He continues to tackle issues facing immigrants of color and seeks to protect their rights and dignity from attacks by our local, state, and federal governments. Prior to coming to the ACLU, Nick was a student attorney for the International Human Rights Law Clinic at Washington College of Law, working on asylum and prolonged immigration detention cases, and he has worked for the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture. Nick is a 2015 graduate of American University Washington College of Law.