More on Immigration

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.

September 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) sent a letter, co-signed by 59 of their House colleagues, to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson strongly denouncing anti-LGBTQ changes made to the 2019 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).

September 19, 2019 In The News

IN AN ABRUPT about-face, the Trump administration is reversing course on the recent declaration that it was ending a policy that allows seriously ill immigrants to remain in the country legally to receive medical treatment.

The protected status, called “medical deferred action,” was eliminated on August 7 when the US Customs and Immigration Services agency began sending letters to patients and families requiring them to leave the country within 33 days or face deportation.

September 11, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) pressed Renaud with the same line of questioning, asking who handed down the decision to end medical deferred action and why it was done with no public announcement. Finally, turning to subcommittee Chairman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), Ocasio-Cortez suggested further action.

"Mr. Chairman, if I may, I think that we should consider, and I believe that after this hearing we have no recourse but to consider, discussing a subpoena."

September 9, 2019 Press Release

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September 2, 2019 In The News

A sea of purple shirts, white carnations, and pro-labor signs flooded Copley Square Monday as labor leaders, advocates, and union members gathered for the yearly Labor Day March.

The jubilant crowd in front of Trinity Church, numbering in the hundreds, chanted and cheered along with two emcees, invited speakers, and guest musical performances before marching to Boston Common shortly after 1 p.m.