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Jennie Pasquarella and Ruthie Epstein

Jennie Pasquarella and Ruthie Epstein

Jennie Pasquarella is director of immigrants' rights for the ACLU of California and senior staff attorney at the ACLU of Southern California. She joined ACLU SoCal in 2008. Jennie specializes in immigrants’ rights litigation and policy advocacy. Her work currently focuses on the intersection of immigration enforcement and the criminal justice systems, as well as federal immigration national security policy that discriminates against Muslim immigrants and prevents them from naturalizing or receiving other immigration benefits.

Ruthie Epstein is an immigration advocacy and policy strategist at the ACLU. She joined the ACLU family more than four years ago, first as a lobbyist in the Washington Legislative office, where she worked on immigration, criminal justice, and voter disenfranchisement. More recently, she was deputy advocacy director and senior immigration policy advisor at the NYCLU.