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MIRA advocates for the rights and opportunities of immigrants and refugees. In partnership with its members, MIRA advances this mission through policy analysis and advocacy, institutional organizing, training and leadership development, and strategic communications.

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Executive Re-Action

The 2014 midterm elections are now over and it looks like Congress is going to be even more partisan than before. This follows the pattern that over the years, bi-partisanship has simply become partisanship. People have a knee-jerk reaction to oppose the president, and as of late they blame this opposition on President Obama’s discussion of executive action.
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Frank Soults is Communications Director at MIRA.

Fixing the Adams Scholarship

The John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, established in 2004, provides a tuition waiver for up to eight semesters of undergraduate education at a Massachusetts state college or university for eligible non-citizens. However, we’ve learned that his year some eligible non-citizens have been informed that they are not eligible for the scholarship due to their immigration status. Luckily, the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute is now helping redress this problem for those who have been denied. You may qualify for the scholarship if you or a family member has applied for or been granted any of the following statuses:
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Isavella Georgiou has not set his/her biography yet.

National Welcoming Week does Samba

This morning, MIRA's initiativeWelcoming Framingham’ organized a free 30-minute Carnaval Samba Lesson with a live drummer in front of the Framingham Memorial Building, as part of the National Welcoming Week celebrations across the country.

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Jeff has not set his/her biography yet.

STEMming the Tide

A TelescopeImmigrantslament of education reformers in recent years has been the declining share of U.S. college students entering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) professions—and the loss of opportunity for both those students and the U.S. economy as a whole.

A  new report from the Information Technology Industry Council, the Partnership for a New American Economy, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce tells another, less familiar part of this story, though one well-known to those paying attention: the growing role of immigrant workers in these same STEM industries, where the foreign-born account for 26.1% of workers with PhDs and 17.7% of master’s degree holders.

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