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Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

Representing the 7th District of Washington

Criminal Justice

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November 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter to Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke, co-chairs of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, Representatives Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) led 68 of their fellow members of Congress in expressing concern about increased detention rates of pregnant immigrant women and recent miscarriages in detention centers across the United States.

October 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) introduced the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act, legislation to reform the systemic problems in our immigration detention system. Our current system is inhumane, unjust, and driven by private, for-profit corporations like The GEO Group, which operates the Northwest Detention Center located in Tacoma, Washington.

October 2, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to the mass shooting in Las Vegas.
June 19, 2017 Press Release

SEATTLE – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement on the police shooting of Charleena Lyles:
“The shooting death of Charleena Lyles is an extraordinary tragedy. In the wake of this trauma, we must support the Lyles family in their grieving and healing. The Seattle Police Department and its oversight bodies must conduct a thorough and transparent investigation in such a way that builds community trust, using the policies and procedures developed through Department of Justice reforms.

February 9, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is introducing her first bill, the Access to Counsel Act, to make certain that those held or detained while attempting to enter the United States are guaranteed access to legal counsel.

January 31, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s appointment of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States.