The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) recently issued proposed asylum regulations that will make it nearly impossible for people to pursue asylum claims in the United States. Asylum is a lifeline for tens of thousands of vulnerable people fleeing persecution. It is a form of legal protection offered to those already in the U.S. who cannot safely return to their home countries. Obtaining asylum is already a [...]
The International Institute of New England officially suspended all its in-person services on March 13. Ever since, we have been working tirelessly and creatively to continue to support our immigrant and refugee communities. We had to adapt to these unprecedented circumstances and keep providing the critical employment, case management, and legal immigration services we have been providing for more than 100 years. In the diverse city of Lowell Massachusetts, our team continues to operate support programs for refugees and immigrants. As COVID-19 spread, [...]
IINE continues to provide remote services and distance learning classes, and is now offering in-person services by appointment. We are accepting new referrals. To access services, please call one of our offices. To learn more about our work during the COVID-19 crisis, click below.