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, (617) 350-5480, x204, or on her cell: (781) 654-5160. Sign up here for our media list.
Below are selected stories quoting MIRA staff or covering MIRA activities. Click here for coverage of Welcoming New Hampshire.
Local Salvadorans and immigration advocates gear up for what’s next
Boston Globe, January 9, 2018
Local immigrant outcry over Trump edict
itemlive.com, January 8, 2018
Protections for Salvadoran immigrants nixed
Boston Herald, January 8, 2018
Groups Hold Safe Communities Act Forum At Falmouth Public Library
Cape News, January 8, 2018
Salvadorans with TPS facing 18-month deadline to leave
South Coast Today, January 8, 2018
MIRA statement on termination of Temporary Protected Status for Salvadorans
Sampan, January 8, 2018
Markey calls on Republicans to help DACA recipients in spending bill
Boston Globe, January 3, 2018
Students with undocumented status share fears, calls for action
Tufts Daily, December 11, 2017
Cheap Seats: Exhibit puts spotlight on state's 'New Americans'
Newburyport News, December 7, 2017
Immigrant photos make a multicultural landscape; Lawrence hosting diversity project photo exhibit
Eagle Tribune, November 30, 2017
MIRA Coalition celebrates Thanksgiving at Statehouse
Sampan, November 23, 2017
Haitian immigrants vow to continue fight for protected status
Boston Globe, November 22, 2017
Trump's anti-immigration agenda puts 60000 Haitians in peril
Gosport Times, November 22, 2017
Temporary Immigration Status For Nearly 5,000 Haitians In Mass. Will Come To An End
WBUR, November 21, 2017
For Haitian immigrants, an uneasy Thanksgiving after protected status set to end
Boston Globe, November 21, 2017
Immigrant and refugee advocacy group holds annual Thanksgiving celebration in Boston
WWLP, November 21, 2017
Advocates decry decision to end temporary status for Haitian immigrants
Boston Globe, November 21, 2017
AG Healey calls Trump’s Haiti TPS decision ‘reckless, illegal’
State House News Service (multiple publications), November 21, 2017
Haiti decision leaves others wondering, ‘What’s next?’
South Coast Today, November 21, 2017
Immigrant advocates say President Donald Trump's decision on Haiti TPS creates 'fear and confusion'
MassLive, November 21, 2017
Baker, Mass Senate urge TPS extension for Haitians, other foreign nationals
Boston Haitian, November 18, 2017
More People Living in Mass. as Temporary Immigrants Than Previously Thought
NH1, November 13, 2017
More immigrants have temporary status than previously known
Associated Press (multiple outlets), November 10, 2017
Data show more than 12,000 immigrants in Mass. have temporary status
WBUR, November 9, 2017
Do we need to create ‘sanctuary hospitals’?
Healthline, November 6, 2017
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