Annie Chen

Annie is associate program director of the Unaccompanied Children Program at the Center on Immigration and Justice, a national initiative to increase access to legal information and representation for unaccompanied children facing removal. She is a lawyer who practiced in the litigation department of the law firm DLA Piper before joining Vera in January 2013. At DLA Piper, Annie dedicated her time to pro bono representation of immigrants facing removal and criminal justice matters. Annie has also worked at the Legal Aid Society’s Immigration Law Unit in New York where she conducted Know Your Rights presentations for, and represented, detained immigrants. She holds a BA from Columbia University and a JD from Fordham Law School. Prior to law school, Annie worked at the Brennan Center for Justice.