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. 

2017

MIRA Coalition celebrates Thanksgiving at Statehouse
Sampan, November 23, 2017

Haitian immigrants vow to continue fight for protected status
Boston Globe, November 22, 2017

Trump's anti-immigration agenda puts 60000 Haitians in peril
Gosport Times, November 22, 2017

Temporary Immigration Status For Nearly 5,000 Haitians In Mass. Will Come To An End
WBUR, November 21, 2017

For Haitian immigrants, an uneasy Thanksgiving after protected status set to end
Boston Globe, November 21, 2017

Immigrant and refugee advocacy group holds annual Thanksgiving celebration in Boston
WWLP, November 21, 2017

Advocates decry decision to end temporary status for Haitian immigrants
Boston Globe, November 21, 2017

AG Healey calls Trump’s Haiti TPS decision ‘reckless, illegal’
State House News Service (multiple publications), November 21, 2017

Haiti decision leaves others wondering, ‘What’s next?’
South Coast Today, November 21, 2017

Immigrant advocates say President Donald Trump's decision on Haiti TPS creates 'fear and confusion'
MassLive, November 21, 2017

Bilingual education bill would overturn Massachusetts ballot question requiring English immersion classes for non-native speakers
MassLive, November 20, 2017

Baker, Mass Senate urge TPS extension for Haitians, other foreign nationals
Boston Haitian, November 18, 2017

More People Living in Mass. as Temporary Immigrants Than Previously Thought
NH1, November 13, 2017

More immigrants have temporary status than previously known
Associated Press (multiple outlets), November 10, 2017

Data show more than 12,000 immigrants in Mass. have temporary status
WBUR, November 9, 2017

Do we need to create ‘sanctuary hospitals’?
Healthline, November 6, 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