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. 

If you are 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. 


GOP seeks to halt local aid to sanctuary cities
Newburyport News, April 17, 2018

Republicans target aid to 'sanctuary' cities
Eagle-Tribune, April 16, 2018

Sanctuary cities may lose funds
The Salem News, April 16, 2018

For DACA recipients, Trump’s tweetstorms can be panic-inducing
The Boston Globe, April 9, 2018

Safe Communities Act stalls in Legislature
Lowell Sun, April 6, 2018

Immigrant advocates lobby at State House for policies
The Bay State Banner, April 4, 2018

Festejan Día del Inmigrante en Massachusetts
Telemundo Boston, April 4, 2018

Immigration advocates meet with lawmakers
New England Cable News, April 4, 2018

Immigration advocates to lobby Massachusetts lawmakers at State House
NBC Boston, April 4, 2018

Talk of the Neighborhoods: Eva Millona, Executive Director, MIRA Coalition
Boston Neighborhood Network, March 29, 2018

Bay State pols, advocates slam citizenship ‘scare tactic’
Boston Herald, March 28, 2018

Highly trained and educated, some foreign-born doctors still can’t practice medicine in the US
Kera News, March 28, 2018

In the shadow of a president’s wrath: Visa lottery recipients tell their side of the story
The Boston Globe, March 16, 2018

‘They’re taking them one by one’: A family divided by immigration status
WBUR News, February 28, 2018

State police chiefs back new version of ‘sanctuary state’ bill
The Boston Globe, February 27, 2018

Supreme Court rejects Trump’s DACA request
Metro West Daily News, February 26, 2018

Immigrants respond to Trump’s deportations (interview with Eva Millona)
The Take with Sue O’Connell, NECN, February 26, 2018

Massachusetts Police Chiefs Associations now support Safe Communities Act
The Daily Free Press, February 25, 2018

Citizenship question raises fears about census
The Salem News, February 9, 2018

Future uncertain for Dreamers as Congress votes on a budget deal
WBUR, February 8, 2018

US refugee resettlement program has been nearly dismantled, advocates say
Boston Globe, February 7, 2018

Advocates say Massachusetts is seeing far fewer refugees
Associated Press, February 5, 2018

The immigration debate rages on (interview with Sarang Sekhavat)
Nightside With Dan Rea, CBS Radio Boston, February 5, 2018

Buscan solución para crisis migratoria
Telemundo Boston, February 5, 2018

How immigrants shape the local economy
Milford Daily News, February 4, 2018

Analizan detención de inmigrantes con expediente criminal
Telemundo Boston, January 31, 2018

Local advocacy group sound off on immigration reform proposals
WBZ Radio, January 31, 2018

Baker proposal would let police detain immigrants at request of federal authorities
Boston Globe, January 31, 2018

Refuting misleading claims about Safe Communities Act
The Canton Citizen, January 27, 2018

Immigrants brace for showdown in Washington (interview with Sarang Sekhavat)
BNN News, January 25, 2018

With no immigration deal, New England DACA recipients still in limbo
Rhode Island Public Radio, January 24, 2018

'Extremely disappointing': Massachusetts immigrant advocate reacts to Senate Democrats compromise
NECN, January 22, 2018

Immigration advocates prep for raids
Boston Herald, January 20, 2018

‘Living in fear every day’: ICE raids possibly on horizon in Massachusetts
Boston Herald, January 19, 2018

Haitians face hurdles after protected-status renewal delays
Associated Press, January 19, 2018

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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