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

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

Massachusetts immigrants, activists say they're 'here to stay' at May Day rally
Metro, May 1, 2017

May Day protests
The Bay State Banner, May 1, 2017

Immigration forum in Framingham focuses on sanctuary policy and involvement
MetroWest Daily News (+ multiple local papers), April 30, 2017

Here's what 100 days of President Donald Trump has done to your Boston
Metro, April 27, 2017

Comienzan preparativos para el Día del Trabajador
Telemundo, April 27, 2017

Piden apoyo para un presupuesto estatal pro-inmigrante
El Mundo, April 26, 2017

A massive ICE raid in this town didn't stop undocumented labor — or illegal immigration
PRI’s The World, April 20, 2017

Immigration climate seen as threat to New England economy
State House News Service (in multiple publications), April 19, 2017

Syrian refugee details her harrowing trek to safety
The Patriot Ledger, April 13, 2017

MIRA Coalition draws hundreds to rally for safe communities
The Bay State Banner, April 12, 2017

Churches cannot provide legal sanctuary to immigrants, bishop says
The Christian Post, April 11, 2011

Our View: Clarity needed in immigration debate
SouthCoast Today, April 9, 2017

Hodgson, immigration advocates spar at UMass Law panel discussion
The Herald News, April 6, 2017

On Immigrants’ Day, advocates urge legislators to pass ‘sanctuary state’ bill
The Boston Globe, April 6, 2017

Immigrants Day held in Boston
NECN and NBC Boston, April 5, 2017

Heated rhetoric against President Donald Trump characterizes Statehouse immigrant lobby day
MassLive, April 5, 2017

Inmigrantes piden protección en su día
Telemundo, April 5, 2017

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