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March 24, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) in sending a letter to House leadership calling for measures to ensure the protection of refugees, asylees, and other immigrants in emergency legislation responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 24, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Oversight Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee Chairman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairman Castro and Freshman Representative Escobar and congressional leaders in calling on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad Wolf to meet with them to further discuss the establishment of the Ombudsman for Immigration Detention and appointment of a new ombudsman.
March 20, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Rep. TJ Cox (CA-21) and more than 50 House colleagues in urging Congressional leaders to prioritize critically-needed language to allow for everyone in the U.S. to be tested for COVID-19 without any repercussions, including immigrants deterred by the "public charge" rule.
March 20, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), and 36 Senators and 86 Representatives in pressing the Trump Administration on reports that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing mass deportations of Dreamers, young immigrants who grew up in the United States and know no other home.
March 11, 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 seeking information on its plan for preventing and responding to a potential outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) migrant detention facilities and in the broader immigrant community.
February 12, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined more than 110 Members of Congress in calling on Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf to immediately terminate the Trump Administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, otherwise known as the Migrant Protection Protocols.
January 28, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) joined 121 House and Senate colleagues in submitting an amicus brief in Flores v Barr. The brief urges the Ninth Circuit to reject the Trump administration’s latest attempt to gut the Flores Settlement Agreement, which provides vital, long-standing protections for children.
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.