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Immigration Law

Kansas Republican Files Private Bill to Keep Syed Jamal and Spouse in U.S.

Bryan Lowry, Rick Montgomery, Kansas City Star, Feb. 14, 2018 - "U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins has introduced legislation intended to allow a Kansas chemist to stay in the country after he was arrested by immigration officials last month.  Jenkins, a Topeka Republican, submitted Tuesday the “private bill” on the behalf of Syed Jamal and his wife Angela Zaynaub Chowdhury, a Lawrence couple originally from Bangladesh who face possible deportation after Jamal was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents while taking his daughter to school.  The case attracted national attention this month after a social media campaign by his friends and family.  Jenkins’ bill, which has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee, would enable the couple to apply for visas for permanent residence in the country. Jamal has lived in the United States for more than 30 years, originally entering the country on a student visa in 1987. He and his wife have three U.S. citizen children."