All Articles on Ayanna Pressley

Abolish ICE means many things. Above all, it is a proclamation that a better world is possible. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Views
What Does It Mean to Abolish ICE?
Our demand is not a return to the so-called civility of the Obama years, but an unapologetic end to an apparatus that preemptively criminalizes migration, and enforces a hierarchy based on the accident of birth
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Overcrowding of families observed by OIG on June 11, 2019, at the Border Patrol's station in Weslaco, Texas. News
'Grotesque and Dehumanizing' Conditions of Border Facilities Detailed in Photos and New Report by Inspector General
Watchdog found as many as 81 people packed into cells designed for half that and discovered that border agents were handing out sanitary wipes as a substitute for bathing
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'I Will Outwork Your Hate': Over Slurs From Pro-Trump Hecklers, Rashida Tlaib Vows to Keep Fighting to End Horrific Treatment of Migrants
"Even through the hateful slurs, I won't back down. We went in there to be the eyes for the American people, to tell the truth about what is happening."
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Xenophobic and Misogynist Posts in Secret CBP Facebook Group 'Confirm Our Worst Fears' of Agency Culture, Lawmakers Say
"These are clearly agents who are desensitized to the point of being dangerous to migrants and their co-workers."
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Advocates Say Illinois Ban on Private Immigrant Detention Centers, a 'Firewall' Against Trump's Attacks on Immigrants, Should Be Model for Country
"We will not allow private entities to profit off of the intolerance of this president."
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Demonstrators march through downtown calling for the abolition of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on August 16, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) News
'Not One More Dollar': Even as Trump Postpones Raids, Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley, and Tlaib Vow to Oppose All Funding for 'Hateful Border Agenda'
"These radicalized, criminal agencies are destroying families and killing innocent children. It is absolutely unconscionable to even consider giving one more dollar to support this President's deportation force that openly commits human rights abuses and refuses to be held accountable to the...
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'A National Disgrace': Minimum Wage Workers Can't Afford Two-Bedroom Apartment In Any State or City in the US
"So long as there is a national housing shortage," says Rep. Ayanna Pressley, "the American Dream remains largely deferred."
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Jessica Cisneros is running in the 2020 primary to replace Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas.). News
Texas Progressive Jessica Cisneros Announces Primary Challenge to Unseat "Trump's Favorite Democrat" in Congress
"Our grassroots progressive movement has an opportunity to build a more accountable Democratic Party by unseating one of the worst amid our ranks and ushering in a new generation of leaders."
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Andom Ghebreghiorgis, a Mount Vernon, New York teacher, is challenging Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) in the 2020 Democratic primary. News
'The Ocasio-Cortez Effect': Democratic Grassroots Ignoring Establishment Threats as Yet Another Progressive Announces Plan to Primary Incumbent
Andom Ghebreghiorgis is, as of Wednesday, the latest young, left-leaning Democrat to challenge an incumbent member of Congress in a primary
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Democrats like Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (l) and Ayanna Pressley (c) are fed up with the DCCC blacklist. News
'Gatekeeper Mentality' of DCCC Blacklist Adding to Divisions Within Democratic Party
"I'd like to see a majority of women in Congress, and it’s not going to happen with this policy."
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