David Chen is a Justice Catalyst Fellow at the ACLU Immigrants Rights Project, where he is designing and executing a nationwide strategy to enforce state law limitations on the authority of local law enforcement to detain immigrants in cooperation with ICE.

In law school, David was a member of the Worker and Immigrants’ Rights Advocacy Clinic. He successfully argued in federal district court to secure a nationwide injunction against the Trump Administration’s rescission of the DACA program and was part of the legal team that secured the first nationwide injunction against President Trump’s January 27, 2017 travel ban. David graduated from Yale Law School and clerked for the Honorable Marsha S. Berzon on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Honorable Justice Goodwin H. Liu on the California Supreme Court.