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July 21, 2020 Press Release

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Congressman Seth Moulton (MA-06) announced the successful inclusion of their amendment that would codify protections in the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for international students who recently found themselves the target of xenophobic guidance released by the Trump Administration earlier this month. 

June 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) joined Congressman Mike Quigley (IL-05) and 25 of their colleagues in sending a letter to Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf calling for the release of LGBTQ+ asylum seekers currently detained in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities.

May 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy, III (MA-04), along with Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Representatives Richard E. Neal (MA-01), James P. McGovern (MA-02), Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08), William Keating (MA-09), Katherine Clark (MA-05), and Lori Trahan (MA-04), called on U.S.

May 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, following the violent incident that took place at the Bristol County Jail over the weekend, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) released the following statement:

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