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’ one million foreign-born residents. We also seek to empower immigrants and their allies through media trainings and support with media outreach and overall communications.

Below is a selection of recent stories quoting MIRA staff or covering MIRA activities. For media requests for interviews with MIRA staff and/or 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 if time-sensitive, on her cell: (781) 654-5160.

If you are an immigrant or ally looking to add your voice to the debate, here is some guidance on getting your writing into press outlets, to write an op-ed, or write a letter to the editor. Note that these materials are being updated.

2017

Locals agree with Trump’s stance on DACA
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

Prosecutors crack down on immigration cases
The Newburyport Daily News (+ affiliated papers), June 17, 2017 

Trump immigration announcement inspires relief – for some
The Boston Globe, June 16, 2017

In-state tuition for illegal aliens hearing draws small crowd, emotional testimony
New Boston Post, June 15, 2017

Immigrants, teachers urge City Council to adopt sanctuary schools measure
The Boston Globe, June 14, 2017

Officials, residents pack State House hearing to debate immigration bill
The Boston Globe, June 10, 2017

Smart policing is way to go on immigration (letter to the editor)
The Lowell Sun, June 10, 2017

Massachusetts lawmakers wrestle with ‘sanctuary’ bill
Associated Press, June 9, 2017

'Sanctuary state' bill draws big crowd to Beacon Hill
The Salem News (+ affiliated papers), June 9, 2017

Massachusetts lawmakers wrestle with 'sanctuary state' bill
WCVB (ABC5), June 9, 2017

Immigrants tell their stories in Barnstable
The Barnstable Patriot (+ affiliated papers), June 8, 2017

Capewide forum explores growing challenges for immigrants
The Mashpee Enterprise, June 8, 2017

Interview: Liza Ryan and Marion Davis (video)
Urban Update, WHDH, May 28, 2017

Mass. House lawmakers postpone vote on bill aimed at countering Trump's immigration crackdown
State House News Service (via WBUR), May 24, 2017

Milford’s Maloney set to testify at Statehouse hearing
MetroWest Daily News, May 18, 2017

Immigrant communities living in fear as ICE arrests up 40 percent since Trump took office
Metro, May 17, 2017

Interview: Marion Davis from MIRA (video)
Encuentro Latino, May 17, 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