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Jennifer Quigley

Director, Refugee Advocacy

As Director of Refugee Advocacy, Jennifer Quigley leads Human Rights First’s advocacy work to protect the rights of refugees and ensure the United States commits to refugee protection at home and abroad, including access to asylum protections and resettlement.

Prior to joining Human Rights First, Jennifer worked for the U.S. Campaign for Burma for nine years, including as President/Executive Director focusing on the promotion of human rights, refugees, and democratic change in U.S. Burma policy. During her tenure, Jennifer has testified before Congress and been quoted in numerous print, television, and online news sources. Jennifer also previously worked with the Women’s League of Burma and its thirteen member organizations on international advocacy and capacity building of women to advocate in international fora. Jennifer received an M.A. in Intercultural Management from the School for International Training and a B.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University.

April 14, 2020
WASHINGTON D.C. -- On April 13, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) introduced the Federal Immigrant Release for Safety and Security Together (FIRST) Act, which would...
March 25, 2020
Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis While Protecting Asylum Seekers (Updated March 25, 2020) Amnesty International USA, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières USA, Human Rights First,...
March 19, 2020
A downloadable version of this letter may be found here: Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis While Protecting Asylum Seekers PDF Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis While Protecting Asylum Seekers...
November 21, 2019
Human Rights First Heralds Legislation to Restore American Leadership to Refugee Protection Legislation will overhaul the American refugee system to reassert humane U.S. leadership on refugee...