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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.

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...
August 27, 2019
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemned the Trump Administration’s transfer of funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for support of its disastrous and...
August 22, 2019
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemned the Trump Administration’s decision to indefinitely incarcerate refugee children and their families. In response to the rule that attempts to...
July 17, 2019
Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that the Trump Administration plans to set next year’s refugee cap at zero, Human Rights First’s Jennifer Quigley issued the following statement: The...