Charles Printz

Of Counsel

New York
F: 212.629.8937

Charles Printz is Of Counsel to Chugh’s New York immigration office.

His practice is limited to immigration, and his specialty areas include EB-1 and O-1 extraordinary ability visas, asylum/refugees, and international women’s human rights.

A Columbia Law School graduate, Mr. Printz is a former U.S. Foreign Service Officer. He has over 30 years of international relations experience and refugee resettlement work with the U.S. Department of State, the Intelligence Community, and international human rights organizations. He has had postings with the U.S. Mission to the United Nations (US/UN), the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) and to Vietnam and Zimbabwe.

Mr. Printz served as one of two guardians-at-law for Amerasian youth in Vietnam, helping to draft the Amerasian Homecoming Act of 1987 (PL 100-202), and, later, for the Lao Veterans of America, the Hmong Veterans’ Naturalization Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-207). Active in non-profit human rights work, he is President of the non-profit law group, Human Rights Advocates International (HRAI) and their main NGO Representative to the UN.

Mr. Printz’s refugee work has been the subject of a March 2014 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) documentary on the Montagnards of Vietnam, and articles in the New York Daily News, New York Times, San Francisco Examiner, and in Newsweek. Mr. Printz participates in a Stanford University lecture series on Human Rights Medicine. He is a Member of the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA), Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) and the American Bar Association Committee on Law and National Security.


District of Columbia


Columbia University Law School


Certificate of Appreciation, International Committee for Freedom to Support The Non-Violent Movement for Human Rights in Viet Nam.
Certificate of Appreciation, The Montagnard Foundation, Inc.


(Former) U.S. Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State


American Foreign Service Association (AFSA)
Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO)
American Bar Association, Committee on National Security


Lecture Series, “Human Right Medicine”, Stanford School of Medicine
Lecture Series, “Global Refugee Crisis”, School of Social Work, Kean University


President, Human Rights Advocates International (HRAI)
NGO Representative to The United Nations, Department of Global Communications.

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