KS Rep pushes bill in US House to grant permanent status to Syed Jamal & wife

Jamal is back in the KC Metro, remains in custody

February 14, 2018 - 11:28 am
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GOP Rep. Lynn Jenkins of Kansas' 2nd District introduced HR 5010 today in the US House, a bill to grant permanent resident status to Syed Ahmed Jamal, along with his wife Zaynaub Jahan Chowdhury.

The bill is now before the House Judiciary committee.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (MO-5) who had visited with Jamal while in dentention in El Paso is supporting Jenkins' bill.

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Lawrence resident Syed Jamal is set to return to Kansas City after nearly being deported, and being held in federal immigration custody, most recently in Hawaii, according to attorney Rekha Sharma-Crawford. 

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