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