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

Framingham rep pushes bill to protect immigrants
BU News Service + MetroWest Daily News, October 9, 2017

Women Voters of Needham to host forum on immigration detention
Wicked Local Needham, October 7, 2017

Keene to consider its approach to immigration enforcement
Sentinel Source, October 6, 2017

CBE hosts Safe Communities Act panel with State Sen. Eldridge in Acton
Wicked Local Acton, October 6, 2017

Malden celebrates new U.S. citizens
Wicked Local Malden, October 4, 2017

Nonprofits scramble to help ‘Dreamers’ pay DACA fees by Oct. 5 deadline
The Boston Globe, October 4, 2017

State Democrats blast ICE raid targeting sanctuary cities
The Boston Globe, September 29, 2017

Safe Communities Act update
UU Mass Action podcast, September 29, 2017

ICE immigration raids include Lynn
The Item, September 29, 2017 

50 immigrants arrested in Mass. as part of ICE operation
The Boston Globe, September 28, 2017

Mass. activists and politicians react to Trump’s DACA repeal
Spare Change News, September 14, 2017 

A year for ‘Dreamers’ to realize their goals
The Jewish Week, September 13, 2017

NH State Police work on immigration policy
The Union Leader, September 12, 2017

‘Dreamers’ in Central Mass. say US would lose with deportations
Telegram, September 10, 2017

Boston community stands to defend Dreamers
Daily Free Press, September 8, 2017

Sarang Sekhavat on DACA (video)
Talk of the Neighborhoods, September 7, 2017

‘It is a heartbreaking day, unquestionably.’
The Boston Globe, September 6, 2017

A Jewish ‘Dreamer’ is scared, but refuses to despair
Jewish Telegraphic Agency (multiple publications), September 6, 2017

Local activists hold impassioned rally at Faneuil Hall after DACA announcement
WGBH News, September 6, 2017

DACA decision has Island impact
The Martha's Vineyard Times, September 6, 2017

What rescinding DACA means for Massachusetts
Radio Boston, WBUR, September 5, 2017

Watch live: Local officials react to Trump’s DACA decision (video)
The Boston Globe, September 5, 2017

Local officials decry DACA rollback decision
The Boston Globe, September 5, 2017

Markey, mayor, AG push back against president over DACA
The Boston Herald, September 5, 2017

Former DACA recipient: ‘We can thrive given the opportunity’
CBS Boston, September 5, 2017

Sen. Markey: 'Dreamers' study, work, serve U.S. military
Fox 25, September 5 , 2017

'I love this country, it is my home,' DACA beneficiary Diana Ortiz Giron says
MassLive, September 5, 2017

Bay State Dreamer reacts to end of DACA
NBC Boston, September 5, 2017

'Morally wrong and cruel': New England lawmakers react to DACA decision
NBC Boston, September 5, 2017

Bay State officials blast Trump’s DACA decision
State House News Service (multiple publications), September 5, 2017

Boston business leaders Blast Trump's Decision To End DACA
Bostonomix, WBUR, September 5, 2017

Mass. leaders, Berkshire immigrant advocates slam Trump on DACA move
Berkshire Eagle, September 5, 2017

Massachusetts state leaders condemn decision to end immigrant program
WWLP, September 5, 2017

‘Donald Trump is no better than Pontius Pilate’: Local lawmakers criticize rescinding of DACA program
7 News Boston, September 5, 2017

Apoyo masivo a los "dreamers" en Massachusetts
Telemundo Boston, September 5, 2017

Mass. political leaders vow to protect DACA recipients
Boston Globe, September 5, 2017

Massachusetts officials condemn decision to end DACA
The Waltham Patch (+ affiliated sites), September 5, 2017

A Boston “rally for Dreamers” will follow Trump’s DACA announcement
Boston Magazine, September 5, 2017

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey joins US Sen. Ed Markey and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh in support of DACA ‘Dreamers’
MassLive, September 5, 2017

New England advocacy groups ready to fight if Trump ends DACA
The Boston Globe, September 4, 2017

DACA cancellation would affect thousands in New England
New England Public Radio, September 4, 2017

Berkshire advocates talk impact of undoing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program
The Berkshire Eagle, September 4, 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