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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

Immigration

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January 23, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requesting documents and information related to recent news that the Trump Administration has continued to separate hundreds of additional immigrant children from their parents.
January 21, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined House Armed Services Committee Vice Chair Anthony G. Brown (MD-04), Congressman Gil Cisneros (CA-39), Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and 26 lawmakers in sending a letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper about the administration’s plan to divert billions of dollars in military funds to the construction of additional fencing and barriers along the U.S.- Mexico border.
January 14, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)-Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Member of the LGBT Equality Caucus and Transgender Equality Task Force, joined U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), Vice Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus and a founding Member of the Transgender Equality Task Force, and more than 40 colleagues in calling for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release all transgender individuals currently in detention.

January 8, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-1) and 70 Members of Congress in sending a bicameral letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “to obtain more information regarding the holding of Iranian Americans in secondary inspection upon entering the United States in Blaine, Washington” over the weekend.
December 23, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent letters seeking documents following reports of a pattern of negligence and abuse leading to serious harm and the deaths of immigrants detained by the Trump Administration.
November 22, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD-08) is a proud cosponsor of the Protecting Our Workers from Exploitation and Retaliation (POWER) Act, which was introduced today by Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA-27) and U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.).
November 21, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD-08) is a proud cosponsor of the bicameral Refugee Protection Act of 2019, which was introduced today by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19).
November 20, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Reps. Grace Meng (D-NY), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Jesús “Chuy” García (D-IL), and Norma Torres (D-CA), along with 80 other Members of Congress, in sending a letter to the heads of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) demanding that they abandon plans to hike up USCIS application fees.
November 1, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA) and 23 Members of Congress in sending a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan expressing concerns and objections to the news that DHS is planning to expand its existing DNA collection practices to immigrant detainees across the country.
October 30, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, held a hearing entitled “The Administration’s Decision to Deport Critically Ill Children and Their Families.”