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

2018

Traveling Diversity Project comes to Falmouth
Cape News, May 4, 2018

Immigration courts in state of ‘dysfunction’
Boston Herald, May 2, 2018

Interview with Marion Davis
Boston Al Dia TV, April 29, 2018

Interview with Marion Davis (on Safe Communities)
Encuentro Latino, April 18, 2018

LAALC students meet with legislators at Statehouse
The Register (Ludlow), April 18, 2018

Sanctuary cities may lose funds
The Salem News (+ affiliated newspapers), April 16, 2018

Médicos extranjeros, extremadamente capacitados, aún no pueden ejercer medicina en Estados Unidos
Global Voices en Español, April 13, 2018

Calling attention to ICE detainer error in newspaper editorial (letter to the editor)
The Lowell Sun, April 12, 2018

For DACA recipients, Trump’s tweetstorms can be panic-inducing
The Boston Globe, April 9, 2018

Safe Communities Act stalls in Legislature
State House News Service (multiple outlets), April 6, 2018

Immigrants Day celebrates diversity at Statehouse
Sampan, April 5, 2018

Immigrant advocates lobby at State House for policies
The Bay State Banner, April 4, 2018

Festejan Día del Inmigrante en Massachusetts
Telemundo Boston, April 4, 2018

Immigration advocates meet with lawmakers
New England Cable News, April 4, 2018

Immigration advocates to lobby Massachusetts lawmakers at State House
NBC Boston, April 4, 2018

Read more: MIRA in the media

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