MIRA serves as a key resource for journalists covering issues that affect the lives of Massachusetts’ 1.1 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 email our Director of Communications, Marion Davis, or call 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, we have find tips on how to write an op-ed or a letter to the editor.

Below are selected stories quoting MIRA staff or covering MIRA campaigns and activities. Click here for coverage of Welcoming New Hampshire.

2020

Mass. leads New England in early Census responses
State House News Service (multiple outlets), April 1, 2020

Massachusetts: Denuncian exclusión de indocumentados en paquete de ayuda
Noticias Ya Boston (Univision), March 30, 2020

To defeat the coronavirus, America needs immigrants
The Boston Globe, March 28, 2020

“Lo necesitamos”: 8 millones de indocumentados se quedan sin cheque de $1,200 por el coronavirus
Noticias Univision (national), March 28, 2020

Imigrantes indocumentados e o medo do Coronavírus em Massachusetts: “Estamos sem emprego e não teremos acesso a ajuda do governo”
Brazilian Times (+ multiple reprints), March 27, 2020

As coronavirus spreads, undocumented immigrants are losing jobs with no financial safety net
The Boston Globe, March 27, 2020

Undocumented immigrants face coronavirus, job loss with no safety net
WGBH News and Greater Boston (+ multiple reprints), March 26, 2020

Derechos de inmigrantes ante la crisis del coronavirus
Telemundo Boston, March 23, 2020

The Check-Up: Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Berkshire County rise to 21
The Berkshire Eagle, March 21, 2020

Expedited unemployment processing doesn’t help undocumented food-service workers in Massachusetts
Eater Boston, March 20, 2020

ICE gives its coronavirus guidelines, attorneys say it’s not enough
Dig Boston, March 19, 2020

Due to pandemic, ICE to halt enforcement actions
WGBH News, March 19, 2020

Coronavirus: Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it will delay arresting immigrants who don’t ‘pose public safety risk’
MassLive, March 18, 2020

Galvin: Virus makes online Census responses critical
State House News Service (multiple outlets), March 12, 2020

Markey unveils ‘New Deal’ for immigrants
Commonwealth Magazine, March 9, 2020

Presentan proyecto de ley que daría ciudadanía a millones de migrantes
EFE (multiple outlets), March 9, 2020

Nuevo proyecto de ley busca apoyar inmigrantes en Boston
Telemundo Boston, March 9, 2020

Women’s Center sponsors ‘New Visions‘-themed Women’s Week
The Harvard Crimson, March 9, 2020

Intensifican vigilancia en ciudades ‘santuario’
Telemundo Boston, March 7, 2020

MIRA con el Censo 2020: Diez minutos que definirán nuestro futuro (op-ed)
El Mundo Boston, March 5, 2020

Want to make $27.50 an hour to knock on doors? The census is struggling to hire workers
The Boston Globe, March 4, 2020

Report: ICE upping detainer requests in Mass.
Commonwealth Magazine, February 28, 2020

Boston officials advise immigrants to keep benefits, despite public charge rule
Sampan, February 26, 2020

Immigrant advocates concerned with public charge rule
The Boston Globe, February 24, 2020

Immigrants react as public charge rule goes into effect
All Things Considered, NPR News, February 24, 2020

Public charge rule goes into effect
Commonwealth Magazine, February 24, 2020

Crackdown on immigrants who use public benefits takes effect
Associated Press (multiple publications), February 24, 2020

MIRA leads City Hall roundtable on Trump administration’s new green card rule
WBZ News Radio (+ CBS Boston), February 24, 2020

Inicia ley de carga pública que afecta a inmigrantes
Telemundo Boston, February 24, 2020

Somerville teachers, community create scholarship for undocumented students
Wicked Local Somerville (+ other publications), February 24, 2020

Legal immigrants now face slimmer chances of obtaining green cards
The Daily Free Press, February 24, 2020

Immigrant groups discuss controversial new green card rule
Associated Press (multiple publications), February 23, 2020

Funding cuts complicate already challenging Census
The Vineyard Gazette, February 20, 2020

Local ICE director calls tactical border agents in Boston a ‘force multiplier’
WBUR News, February 19, 2020

Legisladores e ativista se manifestam contra novas ações do ICE em Boston e outras cidades-santuários
Brazilian Times, February 19, 2020

What we know about the deployment of Border Patrol agents in Boston, and the local backlash against it
Boston.com, February 18, 2020

ICE plan to redeploy border agents draws criticism
The Eagle-Tribune (+ related publications), February 18, 2020

Trump ordena el despliegue de agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza en Boston
El Planeta Boston, February 17, 2020

Border patrol agents to have presence in Boston for immigration enforcement in coming weeks
The Boston Globe, February 14, 2020

Alcalde de Boston reacciona al envío de agentes de élite a ciudades ‘santuario’
Telemundo Boston, February 14, 2020

Border Patrol deploys elite tactical agents to Boston, other sanctuary cities
WCVB ABC5, February 14, 2020

Work & Family Mobility Act is just smart policy (letter to the editor)
The Lowell Sun, February 14, 2020

CRASHFEST brings the world to House of Blues
The Boston Globe, February 14, 2020

Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone, immigration advocates decry Lelling’s sanctuary city views
The Boston Herald, February 11, 2020

Census work ramps up in region
Daily Hampshire Gazette (+ related publications), February 7, 2020

Immigrant driver’s license bill moves forward
Commonwealth Magazine, February 5, 2020

Centerboard ready to help conduct accurate count of Census in Lynn
The Daily Item, February 5, 2020

Corte Suprema le da luz verde a Servicio de Inmigración. Comienzan aplicar regla de ‘carga pública’
El Mundo Boston, January 31, 2020

Advocates say new state forms may make it harder to post bail
WBUR News, January 29, 2020

Advocates push for immigration bill
The Bay State Banner, January 29, 2020

Low-income immigrants in Massachusetts face new barriers to green cards under Supreme Court ruling
MassLive, January 28, 2020

Supreme Court allows Trump wealth test for immigrants
Commonwealth Magazine, January 27, 2020

Advocates urge greater immigrant protections for better crime reporting
Sampan, January 27, 2020

Massachusetts lawmakers debate measure to protect immigrant communities from ICE
The Gavel, (Boston College) January 27, 2020

Sanctuary state bill draws crowd, criticism
The Daily Hampshire Gazette, January 25, 2020

Bill limiting communication between police, immigration officials draws crowd at State House
State House News Service (multiple outlets, incl. WBUR), January 24, 2020

Tensions run high over bill that would bar police and courts from asking people their immigration status
MassLive, January 24, 2020

Lawmakers hold hearing on immigrant ‘sanctuary state’ bill
WCVB ABC 5, January 24, 2020

Lawmakers hold hearing on bill that would make Massachusetts a ‘sanctuary state’
WBZ CBS 4, January 24, 2020

‘Safe Communities Act’ Being Considered On Beacon Hill
WBZ News Radio, January 24, 2020

Dueling rallies held at State House on immigration
NBC 10, January 24, 2020

Heated debate among lawmakers over Safe Communities Act
WWLP 22, January 24, 2020

Local lawmakers proposing bill to increase protections for undocumented immigrants
Boston 25, January 24, 2020

Groups in new push for ’Safe Communities’
Boston Neighborhood News, January 24, 2020

Proponen ley para convertir a Massachusetts en estado santuario
Telemundo Boston, January 24, 2020

Massachusetts lawmakers to consider bill limiting collaboration between local police, immigration authorities
MassLive, January 24, 2020

Lawmakers hold hearing on immigrant ‘sanctuary state’ bill
Associated Press (multiple outlets), January 24, 2020

States spend big bucks on census preparation
The Daily News, Newburyport (+ affiliated publications), January 21, 2020

State faces domestic migration losses, Springfield is a concern
The Reminder (Springfield), January 7, 2020

2019

Northeast population falls for first time this decade
State House News Service (multiple outlets, incl. WGBH), December 31, 2019

Walsh signs new Trust Act with immigrant community
The Boston Globe, December 19, 2019

Mayor Walsh signs Boston Trust Act amendments into law
Sampan, December 19, 2019

‘Sanctuary cities’, deployment to U.S.-Mexico border contributed to 15% drop in ICE arrests in New England
MassLive, December 12, 2019

ICE: Sanctuary cities partly to blame for drop in arrests of dangerous illegal immigrants
The Boston Herald, December 11, 2019

Q&A: Business coalition backs pro-immigrant legislation
Commonwealth Magazine, December 1, 2019

Judge rules Boston immigration court’s detention hearings violated due process
Boston Globe, November 29, 2019

There’s plenty of room at the table
Boston Globe, November 28, 2019

AG Healey: ‘Immigrant families are living in fear’
State House News Service (and multiple outlets), November 27, 2019

Statehouse hosting Thanksgiving meal to ‘celebrate’ refugees
Associated Press (and 200+ outlets), November 26, 2019

Immigrant community leaders host annual Thanksgiving event at Statehouse
WWLP 22, November 26, 2019

Trump Continuing ‘Attack’ on Illegal Immigrants, AG Healey Says, As Sanctuary State Hearing Nears
New Boston Post, November 26, 2019

Local undocumented immigrants fear deportation when reporting abuse, says immigration attorney
MetroWest Daily News, November 24, 2019

Businesses push for Safe Communities Act
The Bay State Banner, November 21, 2019

Proyecto de ley en el Capitolio rechaza el odio, el miedo y la división
El Mundo Boston, November 14, 2019

Dashing Dreamers’ dreams would be cruel, but not unexpected
The Boston Globe, November 13, 2019

Supreme Court takes up DACA; case impacts thousands of Massachusetts ‘Dreamers’
MassLive, November 12, 2019

Soñadores locales desconocen su futuro
Telemundo Boston, November 12, 2019

Supreme Court to hear arguments about DACA
WCVB ABC 5, November 12, 2019

Rep. Katherine Clark, local DACA recipients speak out as Supreme Court hears arguments on the immigration program
Boston.com, November 12, 2019

Supreme Court hears DACA arguments
Commonwealth Magazine, November 12, 2019

As Supreme Court considers DACA’s fate, immigrants and officials weigh impact
WBUR News, November 12, 2019

La esperanza de mantener DACA sacó de clases en el país a miles de soñadores
Agencia EFE (multiple outlets), November 12, 2019

Marion Davis on Public Charge (video)
Encuentro Latino, November 6, 2019

Count yourself in for the 2020 census
Tewksbury Town Crier, November 2, 2019

Celebran proyecto de ley que capacitaría a inmigrantes y refugiados; queda en manos del Congreso su aprobación
Los Angeles Times, October 31, 2019

2 new House immigration bills face uncertain fates
Fortune, October 30, 2019

Federal immigration policies cast shadow in Newton
Boston Globe, October 24, 2019

‘Immigrants are helping Michigan,’ nonprofit founder says at Detroit conference
Detroit Free Press, October 22, 2019

Harvard student groups condemn the Crimson’s coverage of Abolish ICE rally
The Harvard Crimson, October 22, 2019

Somerville immigrant advocates discuss potential “Public Charge” rule changes
Somerville Media Center, October 21, 2019

Stress and uncertainty are daily burden for Haitians in Boston with temporary protected status while courts weigh program’s future
Boston.com, October 4, 2019

Ed Markey, Joe Kennedy working with Cambodian community amid deportations
The Boston Herald, October 1, 2019

Advocates to highlight impact of record-low refugee cap, call on political leaders to step up for human rights
Mass Insider, October 1, 2019

New Trump administration refugee limits will strike close to home for some in Massachusetts
The Boston Globe, October 1, 2019

Markey, Kennedy participate at immigration roundtable
Commonwealth Magazine, October 1, 2019

Oxfam, other nonprofits urge feds to raise refugee cap
Associated Press (and 200+ outlets, incl. Washington Post), October 1, 2019

Markey and Kennedy Meet and Talk Immigration
NBC 10 Boston, October 1, 2019

‘My kids need me’: Congolese family among thousands potentially affected by U.S. refugee cap
MassLive, October 1, 2019

Diretor do ICE pede ajuda para Somerville, Boston e Cambridge para prender imigrantes criminosos
Brazilian Times, September 30, 2019

Sen. Markey introduces legislation to address climate ‘refugee’ crisis 
Framingham Source, September 29, 2019

ICE’s goal: Keep communities safe
The Boston Herald, September 29, 2019

MIRA calls on political leaders to fight for higher refugee cap amid global displacement crisis
Sampan, September 28, 2019

Ed Markey wants US to admit at least 50,000 refugees a year fleeing climate change
The Boston Globe, September 27, 2019

ICE agents: Sanctuary policies, Democratic slams make job ‘more difficult and dangerous’
The Boston Herald, September 26, 2019

Inaccurate 2020 Census report could lead to loss of funding for state, Lynn
The Daily Item
, September 22, 2019

Líderes empresariais de Massachusetts se unem para defender reforma imigratória
Brazilian Times, September 21, 2019

Joe Kennedy speaks on immigration and foreign affairs for MIRA Coalition
The Heights, September 21, 2019

Boston City Council responds to new Trump immigration limits
The Daily Free Press, September 20, 2019

Enforcement climate prompting immigrants to forgo treatment
State House News Service (multiple outlets), September 18, 2019

Massachusetts doctors say undocumented immigrants fearing deportation are reporting fewer crimes and getting medical help less
MassLive, September 18, 2019

Doctors: Immigration crackdown raising health care concerns
Commonwealth Magazine, September 18, 2019

Business leaders make the case for immigration reform
The Boston Globe, September 17, 2019

Leaders gather to boost immigrant workforce
The Boston Globe, September 17, 2019

An uncertain future for longtime residents with temporary status
WGBH News, September 12, 2019

Some Salvadoran immigrants say their work permits are being rejected on the job and at the RMV
WGBH News, September 11, 2019

Temporary Protected Status-TPS-legal action
CityLine, WCVB ABC5, September 8, 2019

Sen. Markey, IIIC decry Trump order to deport sick immigrants
Boston Irish Reporter, September 5, 2019

Advocates push driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants
Commonwealth Magazine, September 4, 2019

Proposed anti-‘sanctuary state’ ballot question clears key hurdle, along with 11 others
The Boston Globe, September 4, 2019

Legisladores discuten permitir que inmigrantes indocumentados obtengan licencias de conducir en Massachusetts
Telemundo Boston, September 4, 2019

Trump reconsidera las deportaciones con problemas de salud severos
El Planeta, September 4, 2019

Migrantes en tratamientos médicos podrán quedarse en EE.UU.
Noticias Telemundo Mediodía, September 4, 2019 (starts 03:50)

Familias esperanzadas por reapertura de casos de acción diferida
Telemundo Boston, September 3, 2019

Trump administration changes course on immigrant patients
Commonwealth Magazine, September 2, 2019

Local advocates react to series of moves by Trump administration on immigration
Radio Boston, WBUR, August 29, 2019

Deporting Harvard students was always the goal
The New Republic, August 28, 2019

‘A death sentence’: Trump reportedly moving to deport kids with cancer, HIV, and other deadly illnesses
Common Dreams (+ reposts), August 27, 2019

Trump administration ends protection for migrants’ medical care
NPR News, August 27, 2019

‘He would die’: Foreign children seeking medical treatment in Boston get letters ordering them to leave the U.S.
MassLive, August 26, 2019

After receiving denial letters, immigrants fear end of medical deferral program
WBUR News, August 26, 2019

‘The cruelty is the point’: Lawyer slams federal decision to end special medical immigration status
Greater Boston, WGBH, August 26, 2019

Trump gives immigrant families getting medical care 33 days to leave
Commonwealth Magazine, August 26, 2019

Administration ends protection for migrant medical care
Associated Press (multiple outlets), August 26, 2019

‘Literally deporting kids with cancer’: Trump just cut back a program that shields sick immigrants from deportation
VICE, August 26, 2019

Under ‘public charge’ rule, thousands of eligible Massachusetts families might shy away from health, food programs
MassLive, August 20, 2019

State’s tribes seek accurate Census count 
The Daily News of Newburyport (+ affiliated papers), August 19, 2019

Todo lo que hay que saber sobre la nueva definición de carga pública
El Planeta, August 19, 2019

Garry, Tran back petition to prevent Massachusetts from becoming a sanctuary state
The Lowell Sun, August 16, 2019

Advocates decry new immigration rules
CommonWealth Magazine, August 15

Ayuda a inmigrantes locales por nueva regla de ‘carga pública’
Telemundo Boston, August 15, 2019

ICE pins San Antonio shooting on politicians, activists
The Boston Herald, August 14, 2019

Feds tighten migrant rules
State House News Service (multiple outlets), August 13, 2019

New rule could affect hundreds of cape immigrants
The Cape Cod Times, August 13, 2019

Nueva normativa afectaría a inmigrantes legales que pertenecen a programas de ayuda gubernamental
El Planeta, August 13, 2019

Funcionarios buscan bloquear política de ciudad santuario en Massachusetts
Telemundo Boston, August 12, 2019

Local officials seek to block sanctuary state policy
The Daily News of Newburyport (+ affiliated papers), August 9, 2019

Why we should let more foreign doctors practice in America
Vox, August 7, 2019

Dealing with our collective grief following mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WBUR NewsAugust 5, 2019

In wake of shootings, fears that it is not safe to be Latino’
The Boston Globe, August 4, 2019

Panel to explore barriers facing foreign-trained doctors
State House News Service (multiple outlets), August 1, 2019

State commission to examine licensing for medical professionals trained in other countries
The Boston Globe, August 1, 2019

Interview with Marion Davis
Talk of the Neighborhoods, BNNAugust 1, 2019

New commission will work to certify immigrant medical providers, alleviate care shortages
WBUR NewsAugust 1, 2019

Boston Sunday Review: Sarang Sekhavat
Boston Sunday Review, WBZ 98.5, July 21, 2019

Update on latest immigration issues
Centro, WBZ CBS Boston, July 19, 2019 (English & Spanish)

National policies spread fear among vineyard immigrants
The Vineyard Gazette, July 18, 2019

Local solidarity with ICE detainees
The Bay State Banner, July 17, 2019

Trahan blasted for post on ICE raids
The Gloucester Times (+ affiliated papers), July 17, 2019

ACLU files suit to block restrictive new asylum rules
Commonwealth Magazine, July 16, 2019

Lexington’s Lights for Liberty vigil illuminates refugee conditions
Wicked Local, July 15, 2019

Immigration advocates on alert in Boston ahead of ICE raids
WBZ CBS Boston, July 12, 2019

Advocates say Boston’s policies don’t do enough to keep police out of immigration matters
The Boston Globe, July 11, 2019

ICE raids could start Saturday: ‘This is extremely troubling’
The Boston Herald, July 11, 2019

Rep. Trahan files new bill to hold immigration officials accountable’ for migrant deaths
WBUR News, July 9, 2019

Rep. Trahan unveils proposals to increase congressional intervention over migrant deaths
WGBH News, July 9, 2019

Proponen una nueva ley sobre responsabilidad por muerte migratoria
El Planeta, July 9, 2019

Trahan calls for oversight on migrant child deaths
The Gloucester Times (+ affiliated papers), July 9, 2019 

Trahan filing bill, ignores Pence’s assurances
Commonwealth Magazine, July 9, 2019

U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan files bill requiring feds to testify about migrant deaths before Congress
MassLive, July 9, 2019

Immigrant advocates blast Trump over census citizenship question
The Boston Herald, July 9, 2019

18 People Were Arrested at a Boston “Jews against ICE” Protest
Boston Magazine, July 3, 2019

Our communities are safe – don’t let ICE tell you otherwise (op-ed)
The Boston Globe, July 1, 2019

Driver’s licenses are a safety tool. Let’s treat them that way. (editorial)
The Boston Globe, July 1, 2019

 

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