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. 


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

Sen. Elizabeth Warren: President Donald Trump's decision to end protected status for Salvadorans 'fundamentally wrong'
Mass Live, 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

Bilingual education bill would overturn Massachusetts ballot question requiring English immersion classes for non-native speakers
MassLive, November 20, 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

How Mass. providers are responding to a call for 'sanctuary hospitals'
WBUR, October 30, 2017

Illegal immigrant who paved way for Massachusetts’ ‘sanctuary’ policy arrested in stunning robbery
Washington Times, October 23, 2017

Immigrant at center of landmark SJC ruling is arrested
WBUR, October 16, 2017

Local 'Dreamer' worries about DACA repeal
NBC Boston, October 16, 2017

Framingham rep pushes bill to protect immigrants
BU News Service + MetroWest Daily News, October 9, 2017

Women Voters of Needham to host forum on immigration detention
Wicked Local Needham, October 7, 2017

Keene to consider its approach to immigration enforcement
Sentinel Source, October 6, 2017

CBE hosts Safe Communities Act panel with State Sen. Eldridge in Acton
Wicked Local Acton, October 6, 2017

Malden celebrates new U.S. citizens
Wicked Local Malden, October 4, 2017

Nonprofits scramble to help ‘Dreamers’ pay DACA fees by Oct. 5 deadline
The Boston Globe, October 4, 2017

State Democrats blast ICE raid targeting sanctuary cities
The Boston Globe, September 29, 2017

Safe Communities Act update
UU Mass Action podcast, September 29, 2017

ICE immigration raids include Lynn
The Item, September 29, 2017 

50 immigrants arrested in Mass. as part of ICE operation
The Boston Globe, September 28, 2017

Mass. activists and politicians react to Trump’s DACA repeal
Spare Change News, September 14, 2017 

A year for ‘Dreamers’ to realize their goals
The Jewish Week, September 13, 2017

NH State Police work on immigration policy
The Union Leader, September 12, 2017

‘Dreamers’ in Central Mass. say US would lose with deportations
Telegram, September 10, 2017

Boston community stands to defend Dreamers
Daily Free Press, September 8, 2017

Sarang Sekhavat on DACA (video)
Talk of the Neighborhoods, September 7, 2017

‘It is a heartbreaking day, unquestionably.’
The Boston Globe, September 6, 2017

A Jewish ‘Dreamer’ is scared, but refuses to despair
Jewish Telegraphic Agency (multiple publications), September 6, 2017

Local activists hold impassioned rally at Faneuil Hall after DACA announcement
WGBH News, September 6, 2017

DACA decision has Island impact
The Martha's Vineyard Times, September 6, 2017

What rescinding DACA means for Massachusetts
Radio Boston, WBUR, September 5, 2017

Watch live: Local officials react to Trump’s DACA decision (video)
The Boston Globe, September 5, 2017

Local officials decry DACA rollback decision
The Boston Globe, September 5, 2017

Markey, mayor, AG push back against president over DACA
The Boston Herald, September 5, 2017

Former DACA recipient: ‘We can thrive given the opportunity’
CBS Boston, September 5, 2017

Sen. Markey: 'Dreamers' study, work, serve U.S. military
Fox 25, September 5 , 2017

'I love this country, it is my home,' DACA beneficiary Diana Ortiz Giron says
MassLive, September 5, 2017

Bay State Dreamer reacts to end of DACA
NBC Boston, September 5, 2017

'Morally wrong and cruel': New England lawmakers react to DACA decision
NBC Boston, September 5, 2017

Bay State officials blast Trump’s DACA decision
State House News Service (multiple publications), September 5, 2017

Boston business leaders Blast Trump's Decision To End DACA
Bostonomix, WBUR, September 5, 2017

Mass. leaders, Berkshire immigrant advocates slam Trump on DACA move
Berkshire Eagle, September 5, 2017

Massachusetts state leaders condemn decision to end immigrant program
WWLP, September 5, 2017

‘Donald Trump is no better than Pontius Pilate’: Local lawmakers criticize rescinding of DACA program
7 News Boston, September 5, 2017

Apoyo masivo a los "dreamers" en Massachusetts
Telemundo Boston, September 5, 2017

Mass. political leaders vow to protect DACA recipients
Boston Globe, September 5, 2017

Massachusetts officials condemn decision to end DACA
The Waltham Patch (+ affiliated sites), September 5, 2017

A Boston “rally for Dreamers” will follow Trump’s DACA announcement
Boston Magazine, September 5, 2017

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey joins US Sen. Ed Markey and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh in support of DACA ‘Dreamers’
MassLive, September 5, 2017

New England advocacy groups ready to fight if Trump ends DACA
The Boston Globe, September 4, 2017

DACA cancellation would affect thousands in New England
New England Public Radio, September 4, 2017

Berkshire advocates talk impact of undoing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program
The Berkshire Eagle, September 4, 2017

Chiefs support Baker’s detainer proposal
Gloucester Times (+ affiliated papers), August 24, 2017

Letters to the Editor
Boston Herald, August 22, 2017

Lawmakers set to overturn English immersion law
Newburyport News, August 14, 2017

Mayor Walsh, police determined to prevent violence at free speech rally
CBS Boston, August 14, 2017

Local advocates slam proposed RAISE immigration measure
The MetroWest Daily News (+ related papers), August 4, 2017

Split opinions on Baker’s immigration detainer bill
The MetroWest Daily News (+ related papers), August 3, 2017

Immigration rules
Greater Boston, WGBH, August 2, 2017

Baker’s ICE cooperation bill isn’t sitting well
Boston Magazine, August 2, 2017

Baker moves to tighten immigration enforcement
The Salem News (+ affiliated papers), August 2, 2017

Baker proposes bill to tighten immigration enforcement
The Boston Globe, August 1, 2017

Activistas se oponen a propuesta de ley del Gobernador
Telemundo, August 1, 2017

Baker bill seeks some immigration detainer cooperation
State House News Service (multiple publications), August 1, 2017

Baker bill would reset state policy on immigration detainers
Associated Press (multiple publications), August 1, 2017

Immigrant detention bill criticized
BNN News, August 1, 2017

Gov. Baker files bill to reset state policy on immigration detainers
NBC News Boston, August 1, 2017

Gov. Baker continues to push for new efforts on immigration
WWLP 22 News, August 1, 2017

Watertown resident completes 221-mile journey to NYC on foot
Wicked Local Watertown, August 1, 2017

Lawmakers hope to undo English-only education in Mass.
The Boston Globe, July 27, 2017

Massachusetts Republicans want arrests for illegal immigration
The Salem News (+ affiliated papers), July 27, 2017

GOP legislators introduce immigration bill to override SJC ruling
The Boston Globe, July 26, 2017

GOP bill on immigration draws protests from activists
State House News Service (published on SouthCoast Today), July 26, 2017

ICE detainers ‘are not arrest warrants’
The Worcester Telegram & Gazette, July 26, 2017

Mass. high court rules local authorities can't detain people solely on ICE detainers
WBUR News, July 24, 2017

Supreme Judicial Court ruling gives legal cover to sanctuary cities
The Boston Globe, July 24, 2017

SJC: No Mass. law allows for civil immigration arrest
The Milford News (+ affiliated papers), July 24, 2017

ICE vow gets chilly response
Boston Herald, July 24, 2017

Activists denounce ICE deportations
The Bay State Banner, July 12, 2017

Baker creates state’s first Latino Advisory Commission; not all praise it
The Boston Globe, July 11, 2017

A tale of two immigrants: What two men from different countries have in common
WGBH News, July 10, 2017

Deporting of Irishman who was longtime Boston resident casts ‘big shadow’
The Boston Globe, July 8, 2017

Activists, labor groups oppose Trump’s immigration policies
Associated Press (multiple publications), July 6, 2017

Senador Markey lideró protesta en apoyo al conserje de MIT que enfrenta deportación
El Planeta, July 6, 2017

Watertown woman to hike to Ellis Island to raise awareness for refugees
Wicked Local Watertown (+ affiliated papers), June 30, 2017

Unlicensed driving is growing concern among immigrants
Vineyard Gazette, June 29, 2017

‘America; I too’ brings immigration issues to Roxbury Film Festival
The Bay State Banner, June 28, 2017

Travel ban effect
Greater Boston, WGBH, June 27, 2017

Immigrant advocates slam Supreme Court’s travel ban decision
Boston Herald, June 27, 2017

Entra en vigencia parte del veto migratorio
Telemundo Boston, June 26, 2017

At immigration courts, a growing backlog
The Boston Globe, June 23, 2017

Roxbury International Film Festival showcases filmmakers of color
Under the Radar, WGBH, June 23, 2017

Locals agree with Trump’s stance on DACA
The MetroWest Daily News (+ affiliated papers), June 21, 2017

DACA decision called "Band-aid" fix, not solution
Public News Service, June 19, 2017

NH undocumented: Still subject to President Trump's "whim?"
Public News Service, June 19, 2017

Prosecutors crack down on immigration cases
The Newburyport Daily News (+ affiliated papers), June 17, 2017

Trump immigration announcement inspires relief – for some
The Boston Globe, June 16, 2017

In-state tuition for illegal aliens hearing draws small crowd, emotional testimony
New Boston Post, June 15, 2017

Immigrants, teachers urge City Council to adopt sanctuary schools measure
The Boston Globe, June 14, 2017

Officials, residents pack State House hearing to debate immigration bill
The Boston Globe, June 10, 2017

Smart policing is way to go on immigration (letter to the editor)
The Lowell Sun, June 10, 2017

Massachusetts lawmakers wrestle with ‘sanctuary’ bill
Associated Press, June 9, 2017

'Sanctuary state' bill draws big crowd to Beacon Hill
The Salem News (+ affiliated papers), June 9, 2017

Massachusetts lawmakers wrestle with 'sanctuary state' bill
WCVB (ABC5), June 9, 2017

Immigrants tell their stories in Barnstable
The Barnstable Patriot (+ affiliated papers), June 8, 2017

Capewide forum explores growing challenges for immigrants
The Mashpee Enterprise, June 8, 2017

Interview: Liza Ryan and Marion Davis (video)
Urban Update, WHDH, May 28, 2017

Mass. House lawmakers postpone vote on bill aimed at countering Trump's immigration crackdown
State House News Service (via WBUR), May 24, 2017

Milford’s Maloney set to testify at Statehouse hearing
The MetroWest Daily News, May 18, 2017

Immigrant communities living in fear as ICE arrests up 40 percent since Trump took office
Metro, May 17, 2017

Interview: Marion Davis from MIRA (video)
Encuentro Latino, May 17, 2017

Massachusetts immigrants, activists say they're 'here to stay' at May Day rally
Metro, May 1, 2017

May Day protests
The Bay State Banner, May 1, 2017

Immigration forum in Framingham focuses on sanctuary policy and involvement
The MetroWest Daily News (+ related papers), April 30, 2017

Here's what 100 days of President Donald Trump has done to your Boston
Metro, April 27, 2017

Comienzan preparativos para el Día del Trabajador
Telemundo, April 27, 2017

Piden apoyo para un presupuesto estatal pro-inmigrante
El Mundo, April 26, 2017

A massive ICE raid in this town didn't stop undocumented labor — or illegal immigration
The World, Public Radio International, April 20, 2017

Immigration climate seen as threat to New England economy
State House News Service (in multiple publications), April 19, 2017

Syrian refugee details her harrowing trek to safety
The Patriot Ledger, April 13, 2017

MIRA Coalition draws hundreds to rally for safe communities
The Bay State Banner, April 12, 2017

Churches cannot provide legal sanctuary to immigrants, bishop says
The Christian Post, April 11, 2011

Our View: Clarity needed in immigration debate
SouthCoast Today, April 9, 2017

Hodgson, immigration advocates spar at UMass Law panel discussion
The Herald News, April 6, 2017

On Immigrants’ Day, advocates urge legislators to pass ‘sanctuary state’ bill
The Boston Globe, April 6, 2017

Immigrants Day held in Boston
NECN and NBC Boston, April 5, 2017

Heated rhetoric against President Donald Trump characterizes Statehouse immigrant lobby day
MassLive, April 5, 2017

Inmigrantes piden protección en su día
Telemundo, April 5, 2017

Safe Communities Act may force Beacon Hill to weigh in on immigration
State House News Service, April 5, 2017

Trump immigration actions prompt renewed call for Mass. "Safe Communities" Act
WGBH News, April 5, 2017

Immigrants work State House agenda
Boston Neighborhood Network, April 5, 2017

Mass. bill aims to increase licensing of foreign-trained medical workers to address shortage of providers
O Jornal, March 31, 2017 • Ler em português

Bristol sheriff says arrest warrants should be issued for 'sanctuary city' leaders
WBUR News, March 28, 2017

Immigrants informed of rights at forum
Milford Daily News, March 28, 2017

Trust and sanctuary: As Mass. cities back immigrants against Trump threat, some critical notes (with video)
The Dig Boston, March 27, 2017

Could Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric hurt the Census?
The Boston Globe, March 22, 2017

City of Somerville partners with nonprofit to train residents in immigration advocacy
Nonprofit Quarterly, March 10, 2017

Travel ban: Revision not winning over foes
The MetroWest Daily News (+ related papers), March 6, 2017

Milford: Matthew Denice’s mother welcomes VOICE
The MetroWest Daily News (+ related papers)March 1, 2017

Great Barrington man with active warrant arrested by ICE agents
The Berkshire Eagle, February 23, 2017

Congressman Kennedy and others fear mass deportations
The Boston Globe, February 22, 2017

Roslindale forum takes aim at Trump immigration policy
Wicked Local West Roxbury, February 21, 2017

Caring for immigrant patients when the rules can shift any time
CommonHealth, WBUR, February 21, 2017

Immigrants, supporters meet to address fears
The Boston Globe, February 17, 2017

‘It’s just panic, panic’: Raids, Trump orders have immigrants on edge
The Boston Globe, February 17, 2017

Everyone is missing the point about sanctuary cities
Boston Magazine, February 17, 2017

No plans for large-scale deportation raids in New England, but immigrants still live in fear
WBUR News, February 15, 2017

Tito Jackson proposes defense fund for immigrants facing deportation
The Bay State Banner, February 15, 2017

After weekend immigration raid rumors, officials reach out but can’t dismiss fears
Cambridge Day, February 14, 2017

Boston city councilor proposes legislation funding legal defense for immigrants
Daily Free Press, February 13, 2017

Fate of New Bedford immigrants injured in Cape crash gives glimpse of underground economy
SouthCoast Today, February 12, 2017

Residents rally resistance at town hall forum in Cambridge
Wicked Local Cambridge, February 9, 2017

Councilor Tito Jackson introduces legislation for immigrant legal defense fund for Boston
Sampan, February 9, 2017

Photo exhibit shows the faces of America’s melting pot
SouthCoast Today, February 9, 2017

Hundreds gather in Boston Common, support Mass. Safe Communities Act
Daily Free Press, February 2, 2017

Trump order reignites push for Mass. to bypass immigration enforcement
WGBH News, February 1, 2017

UMass, Boston University leaders join Maura Healey as she challenges Trump immigration executive order
MassLive, January 31, 2017

Incoming furniture store credits diversity
The Item, January 31, 2017

Five ways to turn the women’s march into a movement
The Boston Globe, January 27, 2017

Berkshire refugee resettlement efforts continue
Berkshire Eagle, January 27, 2017

Mayor Walsh vows to keep Boston a safe place for immigrants following Trump’s orders
WBUR News, January 26, 2017

Boston protesters respond quickly to Trump's sanctuary city vow
Metro, January 26, 2017

President Trump vows to take aggressive steps on immigration
The Boston Globe, January 25, 2017

Local immigrants, legislators sound off on Trump’s orders
The MetroWest Daily News, January 25, 2017

For undocumented immigrants, fear of what President Trump will do is widespread
SouthCoast Today, January 21, 2017

Immigrant advocates to protest Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson offer of inmates for Trump wall
MassLive, January 16, 2017

Joe Curtatone to Donald Trump: Take your immigration policy and shove it
Boston Magazine, January 15, 2017

Once a refugee, she welcomes newcomers at an uncertain time
The Boston Globe, January 10, 2017

To build a wall, with Mass. inmates
Greater Boston, WGBH, January 9, 2017

Bristol County’s sheriff has no place in the US-Mexico border debate
The Boston Globe, January 6, 2017

Critics: Hodgson’s plan to send inmates to build Trump’s wall ‘absurd’
Enterprise News, January 5, 2017


Mass. measure seeks protections for undocumented immigrants
The Lowell Sun, December 26, 2016

Newton clarifies practices as some push for ‘sanctuary city’ protections
Wicked Local Newton, December 13, 2016

Immigration reform 2017: Undocumented students nervous about affording college tuition under Trump
International Business Times, December 8, 2016

Faith in Action column: Tools to survive a Trump presidency
Wicked Local Cambridge, December 16, 2016

Photographer captures images of immigrants from all nations
Associated Press, November 20, 2016

Local police say immigration enforcement a federal issue
The MetroWest Daily News, November 19, 2016

For immigrants, a Thanksgiving fete after a contentious election
The Boston Globe, November 16, 2016

Mass. immigration advocate hopes Trump’s rhetoric is just ‘marketing’
State House News Service (multiple publications), November 15, 2016

Are we in an age of intolerance?
The Boston Globe, November 15, 2016

Trump election spurs 'panic' in local immigrant communities
WBUR, November 15, 2016

Mass. legislators say they stand with immigrants, refugees
Metro, November 15, 2016

Trump deportation talk sparks firestorm
The Boston Globe, November 15, 2016

Muslims, immigrants fear a Trump presidency
MassLive, November 11, 2016

Feeling hopeless? Here are nine ways to get involved and help your community
Boston Magazine, November 9, 2016

Once refugees, now neighbors: Berkshire County residents reflect on coming to this area to make a new home
The Berkshire Eagle, October 29, 2016

Partial fee waivers introduced as cost of filing on immigration applications goes up
NBC News, October 28, 2016

Newly naturalized citizens celebrate American identities – and right to vote in time for Nov.
WBUR News, October 19, 2016

For doctors trained abroad, challenges to practicing medicine often insurmountable
WBUR News, September 30, 2016

Backlog could prevent hundreds of thousands of immigrants from becoming citizens before the election
ThinkProgress, September 30, 2016

State economy strained by first generation immigrants, but breaks even by third
WBUR News, September 22, 2016

New Massachusetts driver's license law requires proof of ‘lawful presence’ in U.S.
MassLive, July 26, 2016

Mass. governor seeks clarification on REAL ID licenses
News 10, July 7, 2016

Immigration rhetoric motivating more to become citizens
The MetroWest Daily News, June 16, 2016

Gov. Charlie Baker allows Massachusetts State Police to detain high-priority illegal immigrants for feds
MassLive, June 2, 2016

After policy shift, State Police can now detain immigrants for ICE
The Boston Globe, June 2, 2016

These sobering stats make the case for a new dental hygienist position in Mass.
Boston Business Journal, May 18, 2016

Clark students speak out about undocumented status, DACA policy
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, April 23, 2016