Robert Law

Former Director of Regulatory Affairs and Policy

Robert Law was the Director of Regulatory Affairs and Policy for the Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington, DC-based research institute that examines the impact of immigration on the United States. He is a recognized expert on the legal immigration system, with particular understanding of the impact that employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant policies affect the wages and opportunities for American workers.

Prior to joining the Center, from 2017-2021 Robert was an administration official at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, serving first as a senior policy advisor and then as chief of the Office of Policy and Strategy. In this capacity Robert led the development of a robust regulatory and sub-regulatory policy portfolio to enhance the integrity of the immigration system and protect American workers, including reforming public charge, H-1B, discretionary work permits, and adjustment of status and naturalization standards.

Robert has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a Juris Doctorate from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.