MIRA in the media

As the largest organization in New England promoting the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees, we serve as a key resource for journalists covering issues that affect the lives of Massachusetts’ more than 1 million foreign-born residents. We also seek to empower immigrants and their allies through media trainings and communications support.

If you’re a journalist looking to interview MIRA staff and/or get background materials or suggested sources for a story, please contact our Director of Communications, Marion Davis, at mdavis[at]miracoalition.org, or on her cell: (781) 654-5160. Sign up here for our media list. 

If you’re an immigrant or ally looking to add your voice to the debate, you can find guidance on how to write an op-ed, or write a letter to the editor. Note that these materials are being updated.

Below are selected stories quoting MIRA staff or covering MIRA activities. Click here for coverage of Welcoming New Hampshire. 

2019

House Democrats offer immigration bill to protect ‘dreamers,’ TPS recipients
MassLive, March 12, 2019

Bay State delegates back immigrant voting rights provision
The Boston Herald, March 9, 2019

Mass. Senate Committee on Rules to study broadcasting informal sessions
Beacon Hill Roll Call (multiple outlets), March 9, 2019

Advocates press for safe police reporting on Immigrants’ Day
Sampan, March 8, 2019

Immigrant advocate to chair key census committee
State House News Service (multiple outlets), March 5, 2019

Harvard Students Lobby for Immigrants at Mass. State House
The Harvard Crimson, March 5, 2019

Massachusetts Playbook
POLITICO, March 5, 2019

Mass. progressives renew push for Safe Communities Act on Immigrants' Day
WGBH News, March 4, 2019

MIRA Coalition rallies support for the Safe Communities Act
WWLP News, March 4, 2019

Massachusetts Playbook
POLITICO, March 4, 2019

23rd annual Immigrants’ Day to press for legal protections
Associated Press (multiple outlets), March 3, 2019

Immigrant serving nonprofits are among the hardest hit by Trump's policy 'distractions'
The Hill, March 1, 2019

Woman accused of assaulting man in MAGA hat facing deportation
Boston 25 News, March 1, 2019

23rd Annual Immigrants’ Day @ MA State House
Centro, CBS Boston, February 23, 2019

Beware of Rodrigues’s ‘boring middle’
Commonwealth Magazine, February 23, 2019

Safe Communities Act reintroduced in state legislature
The Tufts Daily, February 15, 2019

Hundreds of Boston immigrant advocates march in D.C.
The Boston Globe, February 12, 2019

‘I feel this is my home’: Hundreds protest in Washington to support immigrants with temporary protected status
The Washington Post, February 12, 2019

Boston-area TPS holders to rally in Washington for permanent TPS status
WGBH News, February 11, 2019

Fearing separation, Worcester family heads to D.C. for immigration march
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, February 11, 2019

Baker should make immigrant licenses part of road-safety agenda
Commonwealth Magazine, February 8, 2019

Law bars most immigrants from carrying self-defense spray
Commonwealth Magazine, February 8, 2019

Activists renew push for immigrant protection law
The Bay State Banner, February 9, 2019

Dorchester’s Liz Miranda leads new “Safe Communities Act” push in Beacon Hill
The Dorchester Post, February 4, 2019

Politics changing around Mass. immigration bill, supporters say
State House News Service (multiple outlets), January 30, 2019

Immigrant advocates resume push to limit local police cooperation with ICE
WGBH News, January 30, 2019

Boston immigrant community speaks out on government shutdown, Trump’s border wall proposal
Spare Change News, January 30, 2019

Mass. business coalition embarks on pro-immigration agenda
The Boston Globe, January 29, 2019 

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Writing an op-ed

Getting an op-ed published is a big deal. Op-eds are typically considered the second most influential items in a newspaper (after the official editorials). Each newspaper generally has its own policy for submission and publication. Be sure to examine the individual website before you get started.

Read more: Writing an op-ed