Jayapal calls for hearings on separation of asylum-seeking families

Many of the 200 detained immigrants, most of whom are asylum seekers, were mothers separated from their children, according to Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal.
Jun 13, 2018

Civic Cocktail: News From the Hill

Presented in partnership with Seattle Channel News From the Hill U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-7th District) returns from Washington D.C. to sit down with host Joni Balter to share her legislative progress in the U.S. Congress, provide an inside look at politics on Capitol Hill and much more. Second segment TBA Featured Journalists Marcus Green, […]
Apr 4, 2018

Census question on citizenship challenged in court

Washington state officials and others double-down on opposition to citizenship question that they say would alienate immigrant communities.
Mar 27, 2018
A protestor climbed a light pole outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma on Monday and hung and unfurled a sign reading "You are not alone" in Spanish to the detainees inside. (Photo by Angelica Chazaro)

Jayapal and Smith push bill to end immigration’s private prisons

The bill also would increase the burden of proof before immigration authorities can detain people, and heighten accountability at detention centers.
Oct 23, 2017

Japanese American incarceration commemorated with vows to counter anti-Muslim political rhetoric

Community leaders from the Muslim American and Japanese American communities discussed how to counter fear-mongering that can lead to racial profiling.
Feb 20, 2017
Clockwise from top left: Kamala Harris, Pramila Jayapal, Catherine Cortez Masto, Stephanie Murphy, Tammy Duckworth, Kate Brown and Ilhan Omar. (Photos from campaign websites and Facebook pages)

Pramila Jayapal and 6 other women who made political history this election

Overshadowed by the gloom about Trump’s win were groundbreaking election victories for women of color around the country.
Nov 14, 2016

Pramila Jayapal enters Congressional race for Jim McDermott’s seat

State Sen. Pramila Jayapal joins fellow Democrats Joe McDermott, a King County Councilmember, and State Rep. Brady Walkinshaw in the 7th District race.
Jan 22, 2016
Pramila Jayapal and supportes wave signs at the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr Way and Rainier Ave on Election Day. (Photo courtesy Jayapal for State Senate)

Big win for Pramila, but diversity in WA politics at a standstill

Metro funding, Pre-K education and several candidates with international backgrounds came out ahead at the polls yesterday. But overall, immigrants and people of color are still underrepresented in state politics.
Nov 5, 2014