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March 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), along with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and five other House Democrats, pressed the Trump Administration to take “swift and immediate action” to protect people in immigration detention centers and immigrant communities from the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 20, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Kamala D.

March 16, 2020 In The News

Immigration attorneys and advocates are calling on the federal government to release all individuals currently held in federal immigration custody who do not have criminal convictions, in light of the public health emergency caused by the spread of the coronavirus.

As of April 2019, there were 737 people detained in immigration jails in the state. Of those, 423, or nearly 60% of them have no criminal conviction, according to Syracuse University's TRAC Immigration database.

March 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and over 40 of her Congressional colleagues sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence, the designated lead for the federal government’s coronavirus response, urging the Administration to reconsider its “public charge” rule in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

February 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Congressman Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia (D-IL) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad Wolf and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan demanding answers on the deployment of CBP Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) officers to ena

February 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) issued the following statement in response to reports that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has deployed tactical teams to sanctuary cities including Boston:

January 23, 2020 In The News

In a letter to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Sen. Ed Markey, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren called for information about why a Northeastern University student from Iran was removed from the country despite a judge's stay of deportation order.

Mohammed Shahab Dehghani Hossein Abadi, 24, was detained by CBP and deported shortly after landing at Logan Airport Monday night.

It is not yet clear why Northeastern University student Mohammed Shabab Dehghani Hossein Abadi, who his lawyer claims had a legal student visa, was detained and deported.

January 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) sent a letter to Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark A.

January 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) sent a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) questioning their anti-corruption policies and practices after a series of high-profile officials responsible for oversight of the private prison and detention industry have left to join the biggest compani

December 13, 2019 In The News

Months after federal immigration officials reinstated deferred action for medical cases, a family in Boston who feared they'd be removed from the U.S. — even as their son continued to need life-saving treatments — now has clarity.