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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

Immigration

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August 12, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Contradicting years of federal policy, the Trump Administration today made final a rule proposed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in October 2018 that would make it difficult for many legal immigrants to come to the United States or receive green cards if they have used benefits such as Medicaid, housing assistance, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), among others.
August 9, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Oversight Committee’s Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, the Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, sent a letter to the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security requesting documents and a briefing to investigate the recent coordinated immigration enforcement actions, resulting in the arrest of 680 people in Mississippi.
August 2, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and 42 Members of Congress, including seven committee chairs and the House Majority Whip, in sending a letter today to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan requesting information and transparency on the planned removal of hundreds of Eritreans living in the United States.
August 1, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) in sending a letter to Acting Director Matthew Albence at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regarding inhumane and illegal treatment of transgender asylum seekers
July 31, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Representative Norma J. Torres (D-CA) and a group of 14 additional Members of Congress in sending a letter to Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan voicing strong objections to the recent signing of the “safe third country” agreement with the government of Guatemala.
July 30, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--On Thursday, Aug. 1, and Friday, Aug. 2, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) will join Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), and a delegation of 22 additional Members of Congress to investigate the impact of the Trump Administration’s immigration policies in El Paso, Texas.
July 30, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--Today Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) led a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan seeking a full explanation of DHS policy and practice of separating children from parents who are HIV positive at the southern border.
July 11, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Below is Chairman Jamie Raskin’s opening statement, as prepared for delivery, for today’s hearing examining how the Trump Administration’s deterrence policies are creating a humanitarian crisis and jeopardizing the health and safety of the migrant children and families.
July 11, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent letters to three for-profit contractors after reports detailing the grave conditions at immigrant detention centers and facilities for immigrant children.
July 9, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—On July 10, 2019, the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, led by Chairman Jamie Raskin, will hold a hearing examining how the Trump Administration’s deterrence policies are creating a humanitarian crisis and jeopardizing the health and safety of the migrant children and families.