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

Safe Communities Act reintroduced in state legislature
The Tufts Daily, February 15, 2019

Hundreds of Boston immigrant advocates march in D.C.
The Boston Globe, February 12, 2019

‘I feel this is my home’: Hundreds protest in Washington to support immigrants with temporary protected status
The Washington Post, February 12, 2019

Boston-area TPS holders to rally in Washington for permanent TPS status
WGBH News, February 11, 2019

Fearing separation, Worcester family heads to D.C. for immigration march
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, February 11, 2019

Baker should make immigrant licenses part of road-safety agenda
Commonwealth Magazine, February 8, 2019

Law bars most immigrants from carrying self-defense spray
Commonwealth Magazine, February 8, 2019

Politics changing around Mass. immigration bill, supporters say
State House News Service (multiple outlets), January 30, 2019

Immigrant advocates resume push to limit local police cooperation with ICE
WGBH News, January 30, 2019

Boston immigrant community speaks out on government shutdown, Trump’s border wall proposal
Spare Change News, January 30, 2019

Mass. business coalition embarks on pro-immigration agenda
The Boston Globe, January 29, 2019 

Bill proposed to grant driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants
The Daily Free Press, January 27, 2019

RMV finds workaround for immigrant commercial drivers
Commonwealth Magazine, January 24, 2019

Bill would allow undocumented to have Mass. driver’s licenses
State House News Service (multiple outlets), January 23, 2019

Indocumentados podrían obtener licencia de conducir en Massachusetts
Telemundo Boston, January 23, 2019

Driver’s license bill for Massachusetts wouldn’t penalize applicants based on immigration status
The Berkshire Eagle, January 23, 2019

Fourth graders asked questions about the government shutdown. We got them answers
WGBH News, January 22, 2019

No citizenship question on next census, but worries remain about undercounting immigrants
The Boston Globe, January 15, 2019

Gun discussions, drug treatment on Mayor Walsh’s health care agenda
Boston Business Journal, January 10, 2019

Boston Sunday Review: Sarang Sekhavat
98.5 The Sports Hub, January 6, 2019

2018

No change yet to law about low-income aid, but immigrant advocates see growing fear
Cambridge Day, December 27, 2018

Pressley solicits input on immigration
The Bay State Banner, December 19, 2018

The new Trump rule designed to punish immigrants and increase health costs for everyone else
Cognoscenti, WBUR, December 17, 2018

Boston Foundation announces $4.3 million in grants to Greater Boston organizations
Sampan, December 14, 2018

Trump’s ‘public charge’ rule targeting legal immigrants
Greater Boston, WGBH, December 12, 2018

State officials detail opposition to 'public charge' rule change
State House News Service (multiple outlets), December 10, 2018

Trump administration’s proposed anti-immigrant rule hurts children
The Tufts Daily, December 4, 2018

Let’s avert the Trump administration’s latest attack on immigrants
Daily Hampshire Gazette, November 29, 2018

Immigrant rights advocates call for federal immigration policy changes
WWLP, November 28, 2018

Disability rights advocates oppose rule
The Daily News, November 28, 2018

Disabilities advocates oppose rule barring immigrants deemed likely to need public assistance
State House News Service (multiple outlets), November 27, 2018

Let’s avert the Trump administration’s latest attack on immigrants
Daily Hampshire Gazette, November 26, 2018

For Thanksgiving, stories of hope, struggle and resilience in America
Sampan, November 26, 2018

Massachusetts Playbook
POLITICO, November 20, 2018

Immigrants' Thanksgiving lunch at the State House Tuesday, Nov. 20
MassInsider, November 19, 2018

Immigrants, refugees to get Thanksgiving meal at Statehouse in Boston
Associated Press (multiple outlets), November 19, 2018

Hate crimes were up 9 percent in Massachusetts in 2017
The Boston Globe, November 14, 2018

 
No longer 'protected': A migrant policy shift upends deeply rooted lives
The Christian Science Monitor, November 5, 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

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