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Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

Representing the 7th District of Washington


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November 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, released the following statement regarding ongoing discussions about Congress’ December 7th deadline to fund the government.

November 29, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – This week, Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09) led a letter with Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) demanding answers surrounding the recent death of Mergensana Amar, a Russian asylum seeker detained in the custody of ICE at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington. In the letter, the lawmakers call for transparency and a thorough understanding of the circumstances and actions taken leading up to Mr. Amar’s death.

October 30, 2018 Press Release

SEATTLE - Rep. Pramila Jayapal, member of the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, released the following statement after President Donald Trump’s claim that he can terminate the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of citizenship through executive action:


October 30, 2018 Press Release

SEATTLE – After attending a service and vigil at Temple de Hirsch Sinai, Congresswoman Jayapal issued the following statement:

September 7, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congresswomen Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the co-chairs of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, led a group of 64 members of Congress in sending a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar urging them to support the Flores Settlement.  The 1997 settlement, which resulted from more than a decade of litigation, ensures that children are treated humanely and released from detention without unnecessary delay.

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.