Annie Chen is the program director of the Safety and Fairness for Everyone (SAFE) Network at Vera’s Center on Immigration and Justice. Launched 2017, the SAFE Network is a diverse group of 18 local jurisdictions across America dedicated to the goal of providing publicly-funded universal representation for people facing deportation. Annie works with jurisdictions, legal service providers, and advocates to advance universal representation for immigrants. Previously she worked in the Legal Aid Society’s Immigration Law Unit, where she represented immigrants in detention facing deportation. She holds a BA from Columbia College and a JD from Fordham Law School.