As founder of “One America” shortly after the attacks of 9-11, Jayapal has worked for immigrant rights and immigration reform. When asked about the progress of immigration reform in Congress, Jayapal responded, “I really believe that we’re going to make it happen this year!”
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One of the most interesting parts of this story is that one of the achievements Ms. Jayapal mentions is the work that One America has down around the Port of Seattle standing up for workers’ rights.
“Regardless of who hires them, all the jobs at the port should be living wage jobs,” she said. “That’s what this is all about.”