Jennie Pasquarella: ICE has not corrected the fundamental failings of the immigration detainer, which makes compliance with it unconstitutional.
Jennie Pasquarella joined the ACLU of Southern California in September 2008. She focuses on immigrants’ rights and national security litigation and advocacy, and works on issues ranging from the rights of immigrant workers to the rights of Muslim communities to be free from discrimination and unlawful FBI surveillance.
Prior to joining the ACLU/SC office in she was a legal fellow in the International Legal Program of the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York, where she sought to ensure the rights of refugees and migrants, adolescents, and people affected by HIV/AIDS to basic reproductive health care through international litigation and advocacy.
Jennie was a Kroll Fellow and staff attorney with the ACLU Women’s Rights Project, where she focused on the rights of immigrant women workers to be free from modern forms of slavery and sexual harassment and abuse.
Previously, Jennie worked for a range of human rights organizations in Latin America and the United States, and clerked for an appeals chamber judge at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
She graduated from Barnard College and earned her J.D. with a Certificate in Refugee and Humanitarian Emergencies from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was also a Public Interest Law Scholar.
Dave Zirin: She is our Jordan. She is our Jim Brown. She is our Babe Ruth, calling his shots. She is no longer content to dodge bullets, but understands how to stop them. Serena is that rare athlete who has not only mastered her sport. She’s harnessed it.
Edward Wasserman: Media shaming is hot. It’s the new spectator sport in which hapless people say or do something that unexpectedly provokes general wrath, and get their skin torn off by online abuse from thousands of furious, abusive, and hateful strangers.
Robert Reich: California’s property taxes are already much lower than the national average. So even if corporations pay their full share, they’re still getting a great deal.