Pramila Jayapal is a leading national advocate for immigrant, civil and human rights. Born in India and raised in India, Indonesia and Singapore, Pramila has worked for over 20 years in both international and domestic social justice. In May 2013, Pramila was recognized as a White House Champion of Change, along with 14 other AAPI women across the country, for contributions to her community and country.
Pramila Jayapal is a WMC SheSource expert on Race, Immigration, and Social Justice.
Once touted by conservatives as the number one wedge issue, immigration has slipped off the table in these 2008 presidential elections. In part, this is because conservative candidates across the country lost when they tried to make immigrant-bashing a winning issue. (Witness the 2006 losing campaigns of Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and John Hostettler of Indiana, as examples.) More »