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. 

2018

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey joins lawsuit suing Trump administration over family separation of migrants
MassLive and The Republican, June 21, 2018

Massachusetts, other states to sue Trump administration over family separations
WHDH Channel 7, June 21, 2018

Local immigrant advocates see pain of separated families
New Bedford Standard-Times, June 21, 2018

Massachusetts Playbook
POLITICO, June 21, 2018

Activists flood State House in Boston to protest family separations
The Boston Globe, June 20, 2018

Hundreds rally at Massachusetts Statehouse against Trump family separation immigration policy
MassLive, June 20, 2018

Cientos de manifiestan contra la política migratoria
Telemundo Boston, June 20, 2018

Family separations spur massive rally, Trump issues new order
State House News Service (multiple outlets), June 20, 2018

‘Immigrants are welcome here.’ Hundreds in Boston protest family separation policy
WCVB (ABC5), June 20, 2018

Dozens of W. Mass immigrants, residents rally for immigration rights in Boston
Western Mass. News, June 20, 2018

Protesters at State House: ‘Immigrants are welcome here’
NECN / NBC10, June 20, 2018

Rally held for immigrant protections
BNN News, June 20, 2018

Protesters against separation of immigrant families gather at Mass. State House
NECN / NBC10, June 20, 2018

Protester urges lawmakers to protect immigrants and their families
NECN / NBC10, June 20, 2018

Outraged over a crisis at the border, protesters rally at the State House
Boston Magazine, June 20, 2018

Hundreds protest ‘Zero Tolerance’ immigration policy at State House
WBZ (CBS Boston), June 20, 2018

Hundreds rally for immigration protections at Massachusetts State House
Metro, June 20, 2018

Activists flood Statehouse to protest family separations
Associated Press (multiple outlets), June 20, 2018

Hundreds of activists flood Mass. State House to protest family separations
WHDH Channel 7, June 20, 2018

Immigrant groups to protest separation of migrant families
Boston Herald, June 20, 2018

Hundreds protest immigrant policy at Boston State House
Beacon Hill Patch, June 20, 2018

'Stop Trump's child concentration camps': MA State House rally to protect immigrants
Wonderland, June 20, 2018

Protestan contra política de inmigración en la Casa Estatal de Massachusetts
Telemundo Boston, June 20, 2018

Protestors rally at State House over family separations at border
EIV News, June 20, 2018

Massachusetts Playbook
POLITICO, June 20, 2018

Hundreds expected to protest separation of families at the border
Boston 25 News, June 19, 2018

How to protest the family separation policy in Boston
Boston Magazine, June 19, 2018

Hundreds to protest against immigrant family policy outside of Mass. State House
NECN / NBC10, June 19, 2018

La más reciente información sobre DACA
Encuentro Latino, June 19, 2018

Family separation policy
NightSide with Dan Rea, June 19, 2018

Mass. immigration advocates say for many, it’s ‘emigrate to another country or die’
Boston 25 News, June 15, 2018

Sen. Ed Markey, immigrant advocates call President Donald Trump's family separation immigration policy inhumane
MassLive and The Republican, June 15, 2018

Modest immigration reforms in Mass. could send a powerful message
The Boston Globe editorial, June 15, 2018

Activistas exigen protección a familias inmigrantes
Telemundo Boston, June 14, 2018

Arranca esfuerzo para aumentar las aplicaciones de ciudadanía entre residentes
Hoy Los Angeles, June 8, 2018

Sanctuary state proposal gets new life
The Eagle Tribune (+ related publications), June 4, 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