August 28, 2019

Boston Globe: Warren, Markey, Pressley letter demands answers on asylum delays in Boston

Three members of Massachusetts’ congressional delegation are questioning the Trump administration’s decision to divert immigration officers from Northeast offices to assist with processing asylum cases at the southern border, leaving behind a backlog of 40,000 New England cases.

In a letter to acting US Citizenship and Immigration Services director Ken Cuccinelli, Senators Elizabeth Warren, Senator Edward J. Markey, and Representative Ayanna Pressley called the move an “unfair and unjustified shift of resources” and demanded written answers to a series of questions about the operations of the affected office in Boston.

“This appears to be another cruel and unnecessary action by the Trump Administration to hurtimmigrants,” the lawmakers wrote.

Read the full article on the Boston Globe website here

By:  Christina Prignano
Source: Boston Globe