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

Mayor Walsh appoints Yusufi Vali as director of Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement
Sampan, June 23, 2019

Threat of raids are 'incredibly traumatizing' for immigrants
The Boston Globe, June 22, 2019

ICE to begin national deportation sweep Sunday–report
The Boston Herald, June 21, 2019

Judge blocks most ICE courthouse arrests
CommonWealth Magazine, June 20, 2019

We’re all safer when immigrants don’t have to fear the police (op-ed by Sunny Robinson)
The Gloucester Times, June 17, 2019

Boston pushing revised sanctuary city ‘Trust Act’
Boston Herald, June 14, 2019

Massachusetts illegal immigrant population spikes, increase since '07 leads nation
Boston Herald, June 12, 2019

Safe and welcome in Massachusetts (op-ed by Mayor Kim Driscoll)
The Salem News, June 9, 2019

MIRA, Dreamers and TPS holders hail historic U.S. House vote
Sampan, June 8, 2019

Mass House Progressive Caucus Announces 3 Legislative Priorities
Framingham Source, June 6, 2019

Massachusetts Playbook
POLITICO, June 6, 2019

Report: Trump’s immigration policies a local threat
Boston Globe, June 5, 2019

Undocumented immigrants fight for the right to drive
Inequality.org, May 24, 2019

Lewis: Trust makes our communities safer (op-ed)
Metrowest Daily News, May 19, 2019 

President Trump Rolls Out His Immigration Plan
Centro, WBZ CBS Boston, May 18, 2019 (English & Spanish)

Local reaction: Plan shifting immigration focus to ‘merit’ falls short
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, May 17, 2019

Stoughton murder shows undocumented immigrants need protection (op-ed)
The Patriot-Ledger (+ affiliated publications), May 17, 2019

Baker pressed on driver's licenses for refugees
The Eagle-Tribune (+ affiliated publications), May 13, 2019

Entrevista: Joel Rivera de Coalición MIRA
Encuentro Latino, May 12, 2019

Workers celebrate May Day across New England
Liberation News, May 7, 2019

Our May Day message: We will not be divided (op-ed)
The Chelsea Record (+ affiliated publications), May 3, 2019

Stop confusing immigration enforcement with public safety (op-ed)
The Lowell Sun (+ affiliated publications), May 2, 2019

Judge Shelley Joseph, officer Wesley MacGregor indictments revive fight over ICE cooperation
MassLive, April 26, 2019

Mass. judge faces federal charges over defendant’s evasion of ICE
The Boston Globe, April 25, 2019

5 ways the US Census dispute could affect Massachusetts
WGBH News, April 26, 2019

US Attorney Andrew Lelling indicting judge sends warning to sanctuary cities
The Boston Herald (+ other publications), April 25, 2019

Feds: Pot use could block citizenship
The Eagle Tribune (+ affiliated publications), April 24, 2019

Prefeito de Boston enfrenta Trump e quer aumentar orçamento para defesa de imigrantes
The Brazilian Times, April 22, 2019

Focusing the lens on immigrants
SouthCoast Today, April 22, 2019

Marty Walsh pledges $50,000 in budget for immigrant defense fund
The Boston Herald, April 21, 2019

A long-awaited expansion for Boston’s immigrant defense fund
The Boston Globe, April 19, 2019

Northeastern alum named 2019 Latina Leader by Amplify Latinx
The Huntington News, April 17, 2019

Lion of Judah church straddles Boston’s two worlds
Religion News Service, April 12, 2019

Who is a refugee?
Harvard Political Review, April 8, 2019

No dejemos que nos hagan invisibles en el censo del 2020
El Planeta, April 8, 2019

Sec. Nielsen is out, but her family separation legacy lives on
Greater Boston, WGBH, April 8, 2019

The 2020 census will be no laughing matter
The Berkshire Eagle, April 6, 2019

Walsh announces funding to promote accurate 2020 census count
The Daily Free Press, April 5, 2019

MassBay assistant director of international admissions recognized as 2019 Latina leader
Framingham Source, April 2, 2019

Mass. is tricky during a census. Next year may be even harder
The Boston Globe, April 2, 2019

Facing controversial Census 2020, Boston's goal is to 'move forward'
Boston 25 News, April 1, 2019

Framingham hosts 2020 US Census kick-off
Milford Daily News (+ related outlets), April 1, 2019

Framingham Hosts 2020 Census Kick-off
The Patch, April 1, 2019

Dreamers, TPS holders join Members of Congress to advocate for new Dream and Promise Act
Spare Change News, April 1, 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