Adam Smith Becomes an Original Cosponsor on Legislation to Reform Immigration Enforcement Policy and Terminate ICE

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Adam Smith (WA-09) today joined U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) in introducing the Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement System Act. The legislation would convene a commission of experts to provide a roadmap for Congress to implement a humane immigration enforcement system that upholds the dignity … READ MORE

WA Dems Concerned about Detention of DREAMer, Denounce ICE Raids

Lawmakers also call for clarification of administration’s practices WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Patty Murray (D-WA), joined by Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Adam Smith (WA-09), Denny Heck (WA-10), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Rick Larsen (WA-02), and Suzan DelBene (WA-01), sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to express concern … READ MORE

Congressman Smith Statement on Concerning Immigration and Customs Enforcement Actions

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement in response to extremely disturbing reports in numerous states across the country that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have been targeting individuals who have a legal right under current law to be in the United States:  “Any attempt by the Trump Administration to reverse … READ MORE

Smith Statement on Immigration and Customs Enforcement Actions

  Washington D.C. (Link) – Congressman Adam Smith issued the following statement on the recent raids conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement targeting families from South and Central America: “I am extremely disturbed by recent accounts of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) actions in several states that are specifically targeting undocumented women and children from … READ MORE

Op-Ed: Jailing Immigrants Is Inhumane, Costly and Unnecessary

  Setting detention goals for immigrants is a waste of taxpayer dollars THE Northwest Detention Center is a large, privately operated detention facility in the Tacoma Tideflats that has been in the news a lot this past year. Despite multiple hunger strikes, public protests and the introduction of federal legislation to address issues at the … READ MORE