Bitta Mostofi is the Commissioner for the New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. Since joining the office in 2014, she spearheaded the IDNYC outreach program and helped design the ActionNYC legal services program. Previously, working with Safe Horizon, she led the organization’s advocacy work on behalf of immigrant crime victims seeking U visas. Before that, had practiced civil rights law with a particular focus on the discriminatory impact of immigration practices on Muslim or Middle Eastern immigrants. She has a law degree from DePaul University in Chicago.