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Call to support pro-immigrant amendments to the state budget!

The House Ways and Means Committee has released its budget for fiscal year 2018, including funds for programs that serve and protect immigrant and refugee residents of Massachusetts.

Our House allies are filing amendments to increase funding for these programs. Please call or email your Representative TODAY to ask them to cosponsor pro-immigrant amendments. Below is a script to help you; click here to find your state representative. Click here to read more about each amendment and why it’s important.

April 21 update: We’re focusing our efforts on Representative Cabral’s amendment, #1034, to increase funding for citizenship programs. 

Read more: Call to support pro-immigrant amendments to the state budget!

MIRA Womens March Boston 2017Want to join MIRA's work supporting rights and opportunities for immigrants and refugees? Here are some of the things you can do:

Could you be an interpreter for immigrants and refugees?

Are you bilingual and interested in volunteering as an interpreter in immigration law settings? A free training in Worcester offers an opportunity to get involved.

The trainings will cover topics such as:

• The role of the interpreter and best practices;
• Ethics and cultural considerations;
• Overview of immigration law, legal terms and documents related to immigration cases.

Read more: Could you be an interpreter  for immigrants and refugees?

Make your voice heard and support safe communities!

From the Boston Tea Party to the anti-slavery and marriage equality movements, Massachusetts has been a leader on civil rights. Today we need to see that kind of courage on behalf of immigrants and Muslims in our communities.

The Safe Communities Act would protect the civil rights of all state residents by making sure our tax dollars are not used to help the Trump Administration deport immigrant families or create a Muslim registry. This powerful new version of the Trust Act is sponsored by State Sen. Jamie Eldridge (S.1305) and State Rep. Juana Matías (H.3269).

Read more: Support Safe Communities!

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