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Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

Representing the 7th District of Washington

Immigration

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February 20, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) today announced that they introduced the Immigrant Witness and Victim Protection Act (H.R. 5058). The bill lifts arbitrary caps on the number of “U" visas available for undocumented immigrant witnesses and victims of violent crimes who cooperate with law enforcement. The bill also prevents “U” visa applicants and “T” visa human trafficking victim applicants, from being detained or deported prior to obtaining visas Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) protections. Finally, the bill allows applicants to receive work authorization permits within limited timelines.
February 15, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to gross misconduct displayed by Seattle’s top Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) attorney, Raphael A. Sanchez. Sanchez is accused of stealing the identities of immigrants in an effort to defraud financial institutions.
February 7, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Led by Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, members of Congress released a thorough document outlining the facts about Donald Trump’s immigration proposal to combat the President’s misinformation campaign.
January 25, 2018 Press Release
SEATTLE – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s release of an immigration framework that would irreparably dismantle core components of the U.S. immigration system: “Donald Trump has once again shown that he is not interested in being a serious or honest negotiator to protect Dreamers. While he sometimes offers niceties about what he will allow, at the same time he puts unacceptably harsh and destructive demands on the table which would absolutely kill any compromise.
January 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal joined by Representatives Raúl Grijalva (AZ-03), Judy Chu (CA-27) and Cedric Richmond (LA-02) led 61 members of Congress in calling on U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to reject efforts to insert questions in the 2020 Census that focus on citizenship status.

January 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement regarding reported efforts by Immigration and Customs Enforcement to deport Maru Mora Villalpando and other prominent immigrant advocates around the country:

October 18, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to decisions by U.S. District Court Judges Derrick Watson of Hawaii and Theodore D. Chuang of Maryland to temporarily block the Trump administration’s Muslim Ban 3.0 from taking effect.
October 16, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09) convened local stakeholders in support of the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act.
October 10, 2017 Press Release
In a letter, led by Representatives Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Ruben Kihuen (NV-04) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08), members of Congress are demanding the Trump administration terminate efforts to surveil and collect social media data on immigrants and American citizens.
October 9, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement in response to the Trump administration's latest immigration policy proposal.