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August 14, 2019 In The News

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) went on The Daily Show with Trevor Noahearlier this week and talked candidly about gun control, the terror of gun violence, and the cruelty of Trump’s immigration policies.

Of course, Noah had to address the proliferation of mass shootings in recent years, particularly with the back to back horrors that occurred in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, rocking both cities and the nation as a whole.

August 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, COngresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and 42 other Members of Congress, including seven committee chairs and the House Majority Whip, sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan requesting information and transparency on the planned removal of hundreds of Eritreans living in the U.S.

 

August 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Congresswoman Susan Wild (PA-07), and 32 other Members of Congress sent a letter to Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Kevin McAleenan requesting the immediate resignation of Carla Provost, Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, citing the loss of the public’s confidence that she can faithfully execute the responsibilities of her position without bias or prejudice.

July 31, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) joined Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (D-CA) and a group of 14 other Members of Congress in a letter to Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan voicing strong objections to the recent signing of the “safe third country” agreement with the government of Guatemala.

July 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), testified before her colleagues on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform about the human rights abuses she witnessed firsthand at the southern border in El Paso, Texas during a hearing entitled The Trump Administration’s Child Separation Policy: Substantiated Allegations of Mistreatment.

June 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In response to reports of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids targeting immigrant families in major U.S. cities in the coming days and news that the House of Representatives will consider an emergency border supplemental bill that will provide additional funding of $1.2 billion to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and $128 million to ICE, Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) issued the following statement:

June 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) sent a letter to municipal leaders in the Massachusetts 7th Congressional District calling for a unified effort to protect and defend immigrants from the Trump administration’s dangerous raids. The letter comes in response to reports that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) plans to carry out mass deportation raids on immigrant communities this weekend.

June 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, following Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley’s (MA-07) vote in favor of H.R. 6, The American Dream and Promise Act, Congresswoman Pressley issued the following statement. Additionally, Congresswoman Pressley introduced an amendment with Congressman Chuy García (IL-04) which would eliminate provisions in H.R.

May 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - On Friday, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), joined Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Committee Democrats to send a letter to Ben Carson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), demanding that he withdraw his senseless proposal to terminate housing benefits for mixed-immigration status families who rely on HUD’s public and assisted housing programs.

May 10, 2019 Press Release

BOSTON Representatives Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Lori Trahan (MA-03) led a call to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to address ongoing challenges faced by many Temporary Protected Status (TPS) as well as Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders seeking driver’s license renewals. Because of President Trump’s callous decision to attempt to cancel these protections some 400,000 people – as many as 17,424 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts – have seen their lives upended.