Biography of Jennifer Chang Newell
Jennifer Chang Newell is a staff attorney with the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, where she has practiced since 2004. Her work includes challenging state and local anti-immigrant ordinances, protecting the constitutional rights of immigrants to judicial review and due process, and combating discrimination and retaliation against immigrants. Newell has served as counsel on preemption cases challenging immigration ordinances in Fremont, Nebraska; Hazleton, Pennyslvania; and numerous other municipalities across the country. Newell’s other cases have included litigation invalidating the Department of Homeland Security regulation concerning Social Security Administration “no-match” letters, litigation upholding the validity of the San Francisco Municipal ID Ordinance, and litigation protecting the rights of Salvadoran asylum seekers in immigration detention and processing.
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Prior to joining the ACLU, Newell was a law clerk to Judge Marsha Berzon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. A graduate of Stanford Law School, Newell was a member of the Order of the Coif and an article editor of the Stanford Law Review. She received her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Yale College. Newell has published articles on immigrant workers’ rights and housing discrimination in the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal, California Labor & Employment Law Review, and Stanford Law Review.