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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland


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May 2, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) introduced the Waiver Accountability and Transparency Act to rein in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) excessive use of waivers to allow immigration detention facilities to circumvent critical federal standards.
February 22, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined more than 225 of his colleagues in cosponsoring H.J.Res. 46, a privileged resolution to terminate President Trump’s dangerous national emergency declaration diverting billions of urgently needed Department of Defense military construction funds in order to fund his fantasy border wall.
February 15, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD), joined by Representatives Tom Reed (R-NY), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and Michael Waltz (R-FL), wrote Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen seeking further information about Muhammad Kamran and his family, which includes four young daughters.
January 16, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today 124 Members of the House of Representatives led by Reps. Don Beyer (VA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Betty McCollum (D-MN), Andre Carson (D-IN), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) introduced the Freedom of Religion Act to prohibit religious discrimination in our immigration system
June 22, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) —Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, led all Democratic Committee Members in sending a letter demanding that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen M. Nielsen, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions produce basic, but key information by next week on every child separated under President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy, as well as an interagency plan to reunite them with their parents.
June 20, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined House Democrats, immigration advocates and children to demand that the Trump administration immediately end its inhumane policy of separating families at the border. Moments before the press conference, House Democrats took over the House of Representatives floor to condemn this cruel policy.
June 20, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) led Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and more than 190 House Democrats in introducing the Keep Families Together Act, H.R. 6135, legislation to end family separation at the U.S. border.

The Keep Families Together Act would:

October 10, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) yesterday discussed immigration policy with Montgomery Blair High School students and met with Latino business owners in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District.

As Montgomery Blair High School students kicked-off their “DACA Defense Week,” Raskin joined them to discuss the DACA program and his commitment to passing a bipartisan bill to protect DREAMers from deportation.

August 31, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has released the following statement regarding reports that President Trump may end the DACA and TPS programs:  
“I urge President Trump and his administration to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protection Status (TPS) programs.    

May 2, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) released the annual People’s Budget today. The Congressional Progressive Caucus’s People’s Budget: A Roadmap for the Resistance reinvests in American families, prioritizing funding for education, health care, jobs and clean air and water. The People’s Budget puts political and economic power back in the hands of the people.