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 reporter looking to interview MIRA staff and/or get background materials or suggested sources for a story, please contact Karissa Hand. 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.

2021

Civil rights and immigration activists join public health leaders, elected officials in calling for vaccine distribution equity
Boston Globe, February 17, 2021

Massachusetts residents age 65 and up can get vaccine shots
Associated Press, February 17, 2021

Coalition demands Mass. appoint vaccine equity czar, other actions
State House News Service, February 17, 2021

New coalition on vaccine equity calls on Charlie Baker for vaccine czar, funding and more
Boston Herald, February 17, 2021

Advocates push vaccine equity for Black and Latino residents
CommonWealth Magazine, February 17, 2021

Massachusetts Targets Vaccine Efforts To 20 Communities Hard-Hit By COVID
CBS Boston, February 17, 2021

State Lawmakers, Community Organizations Push For Vaccine Equity
WBUR, February 17, 2021

Gov. Charlie Baker Faces Criticism Over Mass. Vaccine Rollout
NBC10 Boston, February 17, 2021

“Vaccine Equity Now! Coalition” to launch with demands for Governor Baker on racial vaccine inequities
NBC22 Springfield, February 17, 2021

‘Vaccine Equity Now! Coalition’ forms, issues 5 demands of Gov. Baker 
Boston.com, February 16, 2021

Here’s what the Safe Communities Act could mean for Quincy and the South Shore 
Patriot Ledger, February 15, 2021

Legislators re-file Safe Communities Act
Bay State Banner, February 11, 2021

Biden urged to repeal immigration rule
Eagle-Tribune, February 10, 2021

Beacon Hill Democrats Reintroducing Bill Aimed At Protecting Immigrants
WGBH, February 3, 2021

Miranda: Law needed to ‘rebuild’ trust in immigrant communities
Dorchester Reporter, February 3, 2021

Safe Communities Act Refiled, Protects Civil Rights of Immigrants
Dig Boston, February 2, 2021

MA lawmakers continue their work to prevent local police from working with ICE
NBC22 Springfield, February 2, 2021

Massachusetts Lawmakers Refile “Safe Communities Act” On Beacon Hill
WBZ Radio, February 2, 2021

Should police be able to ask about your immigration status? Legislators refile bill that would prohibit it
MassLive, February 2, 2021

Immigration Enforcement Bill Supporters See Improved Climate
State House News, February 2, 2021

Lawmakers, activists renew push for ‘sanctuary state’ bill
AP, February 2, 2021

Policy agenda pitched to health equity panel
NBC22 Springfield, February 1, 2021

Sen. Markey wants to welcome immigrants with National Office of New Americans
Telegram, January 29, 2021

Biden immigration bill leaves advocates hopeful, but guarded
Herald News, January 28, 2021

Biden immigration bill, 8-year citizenship path have advocates hopeful, but cautious
Taunton Daily Gazette, January 26, 2021

Biden’s About-Face on DACA, Immigration Policy Is Huge Relief to ‘Dreamer’ at Brandeis
NECN, January 22, 2021

President Biden’s newly decorated Oval Office, explained
NECN, January 21, 2021

Advocates hail Biden’s first executive actions on immigration
GBH, January 21, 2021

Biden bets big on immigration changes in opening move
Associated Press, January 21, 2021

Biden’s great immigration undoing
Commonwealth Magazine, January 20, 2021

Baker goes silent on foreign-trained docs
Commonwealth Magazine, January 20, 2021

Immigration reforms proposed by President Joe Biden stand to benefit over 200,000 Massachusetts residents, families
MassLive, January 20, 2021

Is Joe Biden’s Plan for His First 100 Days in Office Feasible? Experts Weigh in
NECN, January 19, 2021

Local ‘Dreamers’ cautiously optimistic about Biden immigration plan
Boston 25, January 19, 2021

Stealing a moment of joy
Boston Globe, January 16, 2021

Local organizations, Mayor’s office, respond to restoration of DACA
Sampan, January 8, 2021

Fear Of Deportation Prompts Undocumented Immigrants To Resist COVID-19 Vaccine
GBH, January 6, 2021