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.
Treva Brandon Scharf: Confident people don’t bash themselves; they don’t let negative thinking and self-loathing screw up a good workout or undermine their progress.
Edward Wasserman: The larger question, to me, was less why she did what she did, but why everybody seemed to care so much, and why her case provoked so much anger.
Joe Mathews: But with immigration flatlining and the climate drying up, it may soon be.