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’re 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 are selected stories quoting MIRA staff or covering MIRA activities. Click here for coverage of Welcoming New Hampshire. 

2018

An Update on DACA – A Year After Its Termination By President Trump
Centro, CBS Boston, September 1, 2018

Looking beyond immigrant stereotypes
The Christian Science Monitor Daily, August 23, 2018

Jeff Sessions says 1 out of 30 in Greater Boston is in the country illegally
PolitiFact, July 31, 2018

Words matter in immigration debate
The Codcast, Commonwealth Magazine, July 30, 2018 

MIRA aims at chance for immigration protections
BNN News, July 27, 2018 

North Shore residents protest Safe Communities Act inaction
Wicked Local, July 27, 2018

State senator says misinformation at heart of opposition to Safe Communities Act
WGBH News, July 24, 2018

Beacon Hill’s lack of action on Safe Communities Act creates frustration
Boston 25 News, July 24, 2018

Immigrant activists keep up pressure
State House News Service (multiple outlets), July 24, 2018

Exigen paso de acta de comunidades seguras
Telemundo Boston, July 24, 2018

Valley contingent protests removal of pro-immigration measures from state budget
Daily Hampshire Gazette, July 24, 2018

Deeds, not words, needed for state’s immigrants
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, July 23, 2018

Boston vigil & rally: Mourning our legislators’ moral failure & demanding action for immigrants
The Rainbow Times, July 23, 2018

Geoff Diehl demands Liz Warren’s stance on noncitizen voting rights
Boston Herald, July 23, 2018

DeLeo: Mass. communities can adopt their own ICE policies
State House News Service (multiple outlets), July 22, 2018

Massachusetts Legislature sends budget bill to Gov. Baker’s desk
Beacon Hill Roll Call (multiple publications), July 21, 2018

Massachusetts will not be a sanctuary state anytime soon
Metro, July 20, 2018

Beacon Hill ‘out of the woods’ with $41.9B budget
The Boston Herald, July 19, 2018

Immigrant advocates call the state’s budget ‘a big win’ for Gov. Baker – but not for immigrants
WBUR News, July 19, 2018

State budget won’t include provisions on immigration
The Boston Globe, July 18, 2018

Dems drop ICE rider from budget, angering immigrant activists
State House News Service (multiple outlets), July 18, 2018

Immigration policy stripped from final Massachusetts state budget
MassLive, July 18, 2018

Massachusetts lawmakers approve deal on overdue budget
Associated Press (multiple outlets), July 18, 2018

Lawmakers break budget impasse, drop immigration measures
The Eagle-Tribune (+ affiliated papers), July 18, 2018

Report: Sanctuary policies allow criminals’ release
The Salem News (+ affiliated papers), July 18, 2018

Advocates urge Massachusetts budget negotiators to include immigrant protections
MassLive, July 11, 2018

DeLeo: 'Very difficult' to pass immigrant enforcement bill in House
State House News Service (multiple outlets), July 11, 2018

Pioneer Valley students take action towards immigrants rights at State House
WWLP 22 News, July 11, 2018

Manifestantes piden protecciones para inmigrantes
Telemundo Boston, July 11, 2018

Lawmakers race to complete work on budget, other major bills
Associated Press (multiple outlets), July 10, 2018

Boston evalúa derecho al voto para personas no ciudadanas
Telemundo Boston, July 9, 2018

Immigration and my own DNA ancestry, a newly found identity
The Rainbow Times, July 5, 2018

Protesters gather at Statehouse to protect immigrant families
Sampan, July 2, 2018

Abuse of immigration detainee alleged at Bristol County House of Correction
New Bedford Standard-Times, June 28, 2018

Dear Reader: Boston stood up
DigBoston, June 26, 2018

Run For All 2 aids area refugees
Wicked Local, June 26, 2018

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey joins lawsuit suing Trump administration over family separation of migrants
MassLive and The Republican, June 21, 2018

Massachusetts, other states to sue Trump administration over family separations
WHDH Channel 7, June 21, 2018

Local immigrant advocates see pain of separated families
New Bedford Standard-Times, June 21, 2018

Massachusetts Playbook
POLITICO, June 21, 2018

Activists flood State House in Boston to protest family separations
The Boston Globe, June 20, 2018

Hundreds rally at Massachusetts Statehouse against Trump family separation immigration policy
MassLive, June 20, 2018

Cientos de manifiestan contra la política migratoria
Telemundo Boston, June 20, 2018

Family separations spur massive rally, Trump issues new order
State House News Service (multiple outlets), June 20, 2018

‘Immigrants are welcome here.’ Hundreds in Boston protest family separation policy
WCVB (ABC5), June 20, 2018

Dozens of W. Mass immigrants, residents rally for immigration rights in Boston
Western Mass. News, June 20, 2018

Protesters at State House: ‘Immigrants are welcome here’
NECN / NBC10, June 20, 2018

Rally held for immigrant protections
BNN News, June 20, 2018

Protesters against separation of immigrant families gather at Mass. State House
NECN / NBC10, June 20, 2018

Protester urges lawmakers to protect immigrants and their families
NECN / NBC10, June 20, 2018

Outraged over a crisis at the border, protesters rally at the State House
Boston Magazine, June 20, 2018

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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