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 is a selection of recent stories quoting MIRA staff or covering MIRA activities: 


Lawmakers set to overturn English immersion law
Newburyport News, August 14, 2017

Mayor Walsh, Police Determined To Prevent Violence At Free Speech Rally
CBS Boston, August 14, 2017

Local advocates slam proposed RAISE immigration measure
The MetroWest Daily News (+ related papers), August 4, 2017

Split opinions on Baker’s immigration detainer bill
The MetroWest Daily News (+ related papers), August 3, 2017

Immigration rules
Greater Boston, WGBH, August 2, 2017

Baker’s ICE cooperation bill isn’t sitting well
Boston Magazine, August 2, 2017

Baker moves to tighten immigration enforcement
The Salem News (+ affiliated papers), August 2, 2017

Baker proposes bill to tighten immigration enforcement
The Boston Globe, August 1, 2017

Activistas se oponen a propuesta de ley del Gobernador
Telemundo, August 1, 2017

Baker bill seeks some immigration detainer cooperation
State House News Service (multiple publications), August 1, 2017

Baker bill would reset state policy on immigration detainers
Associated Press (multiple publications), August 1, 2017

Immigrant detention bill criticized
BNN News, August 1, 2017

Gov. Baker files bill to reset state policy on immigration detainers
NBC News Boston, August 1, 2017

Gov. Baker continues to push for new efforts on immigration
WWLP 22 News, August 1, 2017

Watertown resident completes 221-mile journey to NYC on foot
Wicked Local Watertown, August 1, 2017

Lawmakers hope to undo English-only education in Mass.
The Boston Globe, July 27, 2017

Massachusetts Republicans want arrests for illegal immigration
The Salem News (+ affiliated papers), July 27, 2017

GOP legislators introduce immigration bill to override SJC ruling
The Boston Globe, July 26, 2017

GOP bill on immigration draws protests from activists
State House News Service (published on SouthCoast Today), July 26, 2017

ICE detainers ‘are not arrest warrants’
The Worcester Telegram & Gazette, July 26, 2017

Mass. high court rules local authorities can't detain people solely on ICE detainers
WBUR News, July 24, 2017

Supreme Judicial Court ruling gives legal cover to sanctuary cities
The Boston Globe, July 24, 2017

SJC: No Mass. law allows for civil immigration arrest
The Milford News (+ affiliated papers), July 24, 2017

ICE vow gets chilly response
Boston Herald, July 24, 2017

Activists denounce ICE deportations
The Bay State Banner, July 12, 2017

Baker creates state’s first Latino Advisory Commission; not all praise it
The Boston Globe, July 11, 2017

A tale of two immigrants: What two men from different countries have in common
WGBH News, July 10, 2017

Deporting of Irishman who was longtime Boston resident casts ‘big shadow’
The Boston Globe, July 8, 2017

Activists, labor groups oppose Trump’s immigration policies
Associated Press (multiple publications), July 6, 2017

Senador Markey lideró protesta en apoyo al conserje de MIT que enfrenta deportación
El Planeta, July 6, 2017

Watertown woman to hike to Ellis Island to raise awareness for refugees
Wicked Local Watertown (+ affiliated papers), June 30, 2017

Unlicensed driving is growing concern among immigrants
Vineyard Gazette, June 29, 2017

‘America; I too’ brings immigration issues to Roxbury Film Festival
The Bay State Banner, June 28, 2017

Travel ban effect
Greater Boston, WGBH, June 27, 2017

Immigrant advocates slam Supreme Court’s travel ban decision
Boston Herald, June 27, 2017

Entra en vigencia parte del veto migratorio
Telemundo Boston, June 26, 2017

At immigration courts, a growing backlog
The Boston Globe, June 23, 2017

Roxbury International Film Festival showcases filmmakers of color
Under the Radar, WGBH, June 23, 2017

Locals agree with Trump’s stance on DACA
The MetroWest Daily News (+ affiliated papers), June 21, 2017

DACA decision called "Band-aid" fix, not solution
Public News Service, June 19, 2017

NH undocumented: Still subject to President Trump's "whim?"
Public News Service, June 19, 2017

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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