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 immigration enforcement abuses and discriminatory practices facing Muslims in the immigration and naturalization process.
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 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 variety 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.