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

Marion Davis on Public Charge (video)
Encuentro Latino, November 6, 2019

2 new house immigration bills face uncertain fates
Fortune, October 30, 2019

Federal immigration policies cast shadow in Newton
Boston Globe, October 24, 2019

'Immigrants are helping Michigan,' nonprofit founder says at Detroit conference
Detroit Free Press, October 22, 2019

Harvard student groups condemn the Crimson’s coverage of Abolish ICE rally
The Harvard Crimson, October 22, 2019

Somerville immigrant advocates discuss potential “Public Charge” rule changes
Somerville Media Center, October 21, 2019

Stress and uncertainty are daily burden for Haitians in Boston with temporary protected status while courts weigh program’s future
Boston.com, October 4, 2019

Ed Markey, Joe Kennedy working with Cambodian community amid deportations
The Boston Herald, October 1, 2019

Advocates to highlight impact of record-low refugee cap, call on political leaders to step up for human rights
Mass Insider, October 1, 2019

New Trump administration refugee limits will strike close to home for some in Massachusetts
The Boston Globe, October 1, 2019

Markey, Kennedy participate at immigration roundtable
Commonwealth Magazine, October 1, 2019

Oxfam, other nonprofits urge feds to raise refugee cap
Associated Press (and 200+ outlets, incl. Washington Post), October 1, 2019

Markey and Kennedy Meet and Talk Immigration
NBC 10 Boston, October 1, 2019

‘My kids need me’: Congolese family among thousands potentially affected by U.S. refugee cap
MassLive, October 1, 2019

Diretor do ICE pede ajuda para Somerville, Boston e Cambridge para prender imigrantes criminosos
Brazilian Times, September 30, 2019

Sen. Markey introduces legislation to address climate ‘refugee’ crisis  
Framingham Source, September 29, 2019

ICE’s goal: Keep communities safe
The Boston Herald, September 29, 2019

MIRA calls on political leaders to fight for higher refugee cap amid global displacement crisis
Sampan, September 28, 2019

Ed Markey wants US to admit at least 50,000 refugees a year fleeing climate change
The Boston Globe, September 27, 2019

ICE agents: Sanctuary policies, Democratic slams make job ‘more difficult and dangerous’
The Boston Herald, September 26, 2019

Inaccurate 2020 Census report could lead to loss of funding for state, Lynn
The Daily Item
, September 22, 2019

Líderes empresariais de Massachusetts se unem para defender reforma imigratória
Brazilian Times, September 21, 2019

Joe Kennedy speaks on immigration and foreign affairs for MIRA Coalition
The Heights, September 21, 2019

Boston City Council responds to new Trump immigration limits
The Daily Free Press, September 20, 2019

Enforcement climate prompting immigrants to forgo treatment
State House News Service (multiple outlets), September 18, 2019

Massachusetts doctors say undocumented immigrants fearing deportation are reporting fewer crimes and getting medical help less
MassLive, September 18, 2019

Doctors: Immigration crackdown raising health care concerns
Commonwealth Magazine, September 18, 2019

Business leaders make the case for immigration reform
The Boston Globe, September 17, 2019

Leaders gather to boost immigrant workforce
The Boston Globe, September 17, 2019

An uncertain future for longtime residents with temporary status
WGBH News, September 12, 2019

Some Salvadoran immigrants say their work permits are being rejected on the job and at the RMV
WGBH News, September 11, 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