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Rep. Jayapal to Host Immigrant and Refugee Roundtable on Inauguration Day

SEATTLE – On Friday, Jan. 20, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal will host a roundtable in Seattle with immigrants, refugees and immigration advocates to hear their stories and concerns.

Amid a climate of fear and threats to their human rights posed by President-elect Trump, Rep. Jayapal and advocates will discuss a plan of action moving forward.

What: Immigrant and Refugee Roundtable with Rep. Pramila Jayapal
Who: Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07),
Rich Stolz, OneAmerica,
Yahya Algarib, Iraqi Community Center of Washington,
Mozart Guerrier, 21 Progress,
Diane Narasaki, Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS),
Ray Corona and Carlos Padilla, Washington Dream Act Coalition,
Annie Benson, Washington Defender Association.
When: Friday, Jan. 20, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. PST
Where: 1904 Third Ave, Seattle

Media interested in attending the roundtable should RSVP to Ansel Herz at

Rep. Jayapal previously founded the immigrant rights group Hate Free Zone, now OneAmerica, and successfully sued the George W. Bush administration to stop the illegal deportations of thousands of Somalis after the September 11, 2001 attacks. OneAmerica was also a key player on comprehensive immigration reform at the federal level.