More on Immigration

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.

December 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Congresswomen Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Karen Bass (CA-37), and 30 Members of Congress, alongside over 145 advocacy organizations and community representatives, introduced the New Way Forward Act, a landmark piece of legislation to restore due process to the immigration system and disrupt the prison to deportation pipeline.

November 1, 2019 In The News

Massachusetts’ congressional delegation is asking Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to take down a rule that would penalize immigrants for using certain public benefits, weeks after federal courts struck down a similar Department of Homeland Security rule.

November 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Richard Neal (MA-01), James P. McGovern (MA-02), Lori Trahan (MA-03), Joseph P. Kennedy III (MA-04), Katherine Clark (MA-05), Seth Moulton (MA-06), Stephen Lynch (MA-08), William Keating (MA-09), and Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J.

October 29, 2019 In The News

An estimated 6,000 Salvadorans in Massachusetts will be allowed to remain in the U.S. another year as a federal class-action lawsuit and legislation determine their future in this country.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security confirmed in a statement Monday that Salvadorans with Temporary Protected Status had their protections extended another year. The extension affects an estimated 200,000 Salvadorans with TPS, a program that offers safe haven and work permits to foreigners whose countries face natural disasters, civil strife or other calamities.

October 10, 2019 In The News

Rep. Ayanna Pressley on Wednesday gathered local participants of federal deferred immigration action programs the Trump administration has sought to scuttle to highlight the impact of those programs on the Bay State.

As the U.S. Supreme Court readies to hear arguments on President Trump’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — which allowed immigrants who came to the United States as children to legally work, attend school, or enter the military — Pressley spoke with 18 DACA recipients.