Gregory Chen (@GregChenAILA) is Senior Director of Government Relations for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, where he has overseen AILA’s strategy and engagement on immigration advocacy and policy since 2010. Prior to joining AILA, Greg worked on international human rights and refugee policy and U.S. immigration policy for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. He came to Washington DC after representing children in immigration, juvenile delinquency, child welfare and education matters at Legal Services for Children in San Francisco. Greg has also worked in the civil rights field on racial discrimination and violence prevention on behalf of the Asian and Pacific Islander American communities in Boston and San Francisco.
He is a graduate of Harvard College and NYU Law School and clerked for the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Greg has testified before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and appears regularly in major print media and news broadcasts.