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Thu June 12, 2014

Clip of the Week: Pramila Jayapal on immigrating to the U.S. at sixteen

Pramila Jayapal
Pramila Jayapal
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Pramila Jayapal is a fellow at the University of Washington law school and the Center for Community Change, and a Washington state senate candidate. She ran an immigrant advocacy organization for 11 years, and was a White House "Champion of Change" in 2013.

When Jayapal came to the United States from India at age sixteen, her family could afford just one international phone call with her each year. Listen below as she talks about the call that dropped a bombshell on her father.

Listen to the entire interview of Pramila Jayapal on immigrating to the U.S. at sixteen or hear more of "In Other Words" at mtpr.org, via podcast , or on the air Tuesday nights at 10:30.

 

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