Pramila Jayapal

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Ms. Pramila Jayapal is a prominent Indian American civil right activist turned politician. She is the first Indian-American representing her state Washington at the Congress and the first woman to serve as the US Representative for Washington’s 7th Congressional District. She has authored the book - Pilgrimage: One Woman's Return to a Changing India.

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Pramila Jayapal calmly responds to C-SPAN caller’s rant about ‘illegal aliens’

Washington State US Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal showed yet again her sense of leadership as she responded calmly to a man named John from...

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Indian-American leaders dismiss Trump’s DACA decision, 15 states challenge it

US President Donald Trump’s decision of scrapping the programme that grants work permits to immigrants who arrived in the country...

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Indian-American lawmakers criticize Trump’s transgender military ban

Prominent Indian-American lawmakers have criticised US President Donald Trump after he signed a memo instructing the Defence Department to...

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Pramila Jayapal recounts her experience of becoming a citizen

"I spent more than a dozen years on an alphabet soup of visas — F1, H1B and more — before I finally got my green card through marriage...

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Pramila Jayapal sues Trump for violating constitution by profiting from foreign governments

Indian American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has joined more than 200 of her colleagues in filing a lawsuit against President Trump for...

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Indian-American Congressman says H-1B visa system needs ‘common sense’ reforms

Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna has said that the US needs to "remain open" to immigrants who contribute to creating jobs and help...

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DOJ urged to investigate recent attacks on hate crime

Rep. Pramila Jayapal and House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley have introduced H.R. 192 in the House, the US India Political Action...

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Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal urges Trump administration to take action against hate crime

Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has urged the Trump administration to probe the shooting of a Sikh man as a hate crime and to...

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Pramila Jayapal reacts to the judgment on Trump’s travel ban

Indian-American Congresswoman said this after the judgment by the three-judge bench declined to the reinstate Donald Trump's controversial...

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Trump’s immigration ban: Protests at major landmarks

The US President Donald Trump's immigration ban which temporarily bars citizens from seven largely Muslim countries, as well as all...

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Historic 5 take oath as members of the US Congress

While creating history for a minority ethnic community that comprises just one percent of the US population, five Indian Americans took oath...

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Indiaspora Gala: Cheers to ‘Fab Five’ Indian American Politicians

The annual Indiaspora Gala, which has in the past celebrated the presidential inauguration, has been changed this year to feature an...

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Hi-5 for Indian-Americans' big move into US politics

Indian origin Americans have the largest numbers of population in the U.S. Congress now, and the community has found its first Senator in...

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Pramila Jayapal becomes first Indian-American woman to be elected to House of Representatives

Though the world is surprised as Donald Trump cruised to become the new President of the United States of America, there are cheers for the...

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The Indians Are Coming: Sub-continental politicos are aiming higher in America

Four Indian Americans will be or, would have closely contested to be, in the US Congress today. Arguments can ensue on whether it was Bhagat...

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