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’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. 


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

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

Disability rights advocates oppose rule
The Daily News, November 28, 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
Boston Globe, October 31, 2018

Perception Gap: Revenge of the Robots
The Christian Science Monitor, October 29, 2018

Change in aid to immigrants opposed
BNN News, October 25, 2018

Mayor Walsh addresses proposed ‘public charge’ changes at immigration rally
Sampan, October 18, 2018

Immigration rally at Faneuil Hall responds to new policy proposal
WCVB, October 15, 2018

Mayor Walsh and advocates rip proposal to make it harder for immigrants to get green cards
The Boston Globe, October 15, 2018

Recogen firmas para combatir medida que impide obtener residencia a inmigrantes
Telemundo Boston, October 15, 2018

Manifestantes protestam contra novas restrições para green card nos EUA
Folha de S. Paulo (+ multiple wire service users), October 15, 2018

Daring to Dream: Dreamers and the fading promise of DACA
Boston 25 News, October 7, 2018

Bloquearían residencia por recibir ayuda social
El Mundo, October 4, 2018

Massachusetts Playbook
POLITICO, October 2, 2018

New Mass. coalition aims to make the business case for immigration
Boston Business Journal, October 1, 2018

Business leaders call for fixing immigration system
Associated Press (multiple outlets), October 1, 2018

Mass. companies team up to make their voice heard in immigration debate
The Boston Globe, October 1, 2018

Business leaders setting up coalition in Massachusetts to show immigrants’ contribution to U.S. economy
Little India, October 1, 2018

Los inmigrantes son una pieza importante para la economía
NoticiasYa (Univision), October 1, 2018

Massachusetts quiere ofrecer más trabajo a inmigrantes
Mundo Hispánico, October 1, 2018

Immigration in Massachusetts, presented by the League of Women Voters
Westwood Media Center Programming, October 1, 2018

Westwood Library hosts immigration forum
Hometown Weekly, October 1, 2018

New coalition to highlight immigrants’ role in state economy
Associated Press (multiple outlets), September 30, 2018

Mass. business leaders to launch new coalition on immigration
Sampan, September 27, 2018

Boston’s immigrant, transgender communities combat higher discrimination rates
The Daily Free Press, September 27, 2018

Anti-immigrant plan threatens health care in Massachusetts
The Boston Globe, September 26, 2018

Mass. advocacy groups denounce proposed changes for immigrants receiving benefits
Sampan, September 26, 2018

Administração Trump quer eliminar serviço médico, alimentação e habitação para famílias imigrantes
Brazilian Times, September 26, 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