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Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

Representing the 7th District of Washington

Immigration

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July 24, 2018 Press Release

Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), the co-chairs of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen requesting answers to several questions about the status and treatment of pregnant women held in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).  The letter was written in the wake of

July 23, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Over the weekend, eight members of Congress returned from a trip to the Texas border. On their visit the members observed court proceedings of those who crossed the border, and visited the Ursula Border Patrol Processing Center, the Port Isabel Detention Center and the Brownsville Port of Entry.
July 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement on the passage of the GOP’s politically-driven resolution concerning Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE):

July 13, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY), and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) led 83 members of Congress in sending a letter to Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Secretary Mike Pompeo urging them to redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Somalia and extend the program for eighteen months. Secretary Nielsen has until July 19th to decide whether to extend or terminate TPS for Somalia, with the program currently set to expire on September 17, 2018.

July 13, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to reports that under new guidance, the Trump administration will turn away more asylum seekers at our borders:
July 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC U.S. Representatives Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) , Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) today introduced the Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement System Act. The legislation would convene a commission of experts to provide a roadmap for Congress to implement a humane immigration enforcement system that upholds the dignity of all individuals, which includes terminating the U.S.

June 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal issued the following statement in response to today’s Supreme Court Trump v. Hawaii ruling:

“The Muslim Ban has already inflicted irreparable harm on Muslim families and communities. Many families remained separated from loved ones while American businesses and research institutions were denied workers.

June 23, 2018 Press Release

SEATTLE – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after returning to the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac, Washington to speak to more than one hundred women and 26 men still held there, following an initial visit on June 9, when she was the first member of Congress to speak with women who had been separated from their children:

June 18, 2018 Blog Post

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June 9, 2018 Press Release
SEATTLE – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after demanding and being given access to the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac, Washington to look at conditions and speak with 174 immigrant women detained inside: “What I heard from the women today being held at the detention center was heartbreaking. They are there only because of the Trump administration’s cruel new ‘zero tolerance’ policies of family separation. They spoke of fleeing threats of rape, gang violence and political persecution. They spoke of their children who have been killed by gangs and their fear of being raped. The mothers could not stop crying when they spoke about their children – young girls and boys who were taken from them with no chance to say goodbye and no plan for reunification.