Hayden will join the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, where he will develop a unique accountability model for addressing civil and human rights abuses within the immigration detention system at the southwestern U.S. border.

He will work with asylum-seekers who have suffered harm in immigration detention by litigating tort, constitutional, and health-law claims, while also representing them in immigration court. He will collaborate with other local community organizations to identity and address systemic detention-related abuses and advance legal precedent through impact litigation. Hayden graduated from Yale Law School in 2019. His research and advocacy in law school centered on queer immigrant and HIV-positive communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated from Stanford University with his Master’s degree in Latin American Studies in 2014, and his Bachelor’s degrees in Classics and International Relations in 2013.