Annie Chen is the Program Director of the SAFE Network, a national network of cities and counties committed to providing legal representation to immigrants in deportation proceedings and expanding the movement for universal representation. Previously, Annie was the associate program director of the Unaccompanied Children Program at Vera. Annie is a lawyer who practiced at the Legal Aid Society in New York representing detained immigrants and the litigation department of the law firm DLA Piper before joining Vera in January 2013. She holds a BA from Columbia College and a JD from Fordham Law School.