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8 05, 2018

Saving for the future in Lowell

2018-05-08T17:20:46+00:00 May 8th, 2018|

When refugees first arrive in the U.S, their immediate goal is to become economically become sufficient as quickly as possible, and to learn to navigate their new community. It can be a challenging period of adjustment for individuals and families. IINE staff continually provide guidance and support and eventually the days get easier as [...]

8 05, 2018

Legal Immigration Forms Service Launches

2018-05-08T17:13:54+00:00 May 8th, 2018|

Nearly every client that IINE serves across our three sites is in need of trustworthy and affordable assistance in adjusting their legal status in the U.S. IINE’s new Legal Immigration Forms Service (LIFS) offers low-cost, highquality support for a range of legal forms services in demand in the immigrant community, such as status adjustment, [...]

8 05, 2018

Celebrating Parenting – Delsuita and her family

2018-05-08T17:05:11+00:00 May 8th, 2018|

With limited English and a strong desire to succeed, Delsuita Giraldo left her native Columbia in 1999 to begin her new life in the United States. She encountered many challenges: professional setbacks, language barriers, and divorce. She became a single mother of three beautiful girls, whom she raised without the support of their father [...]

18 04, 2018

Recap From Weston Suitcase Stories

2018-04-30T21:25:17+00:00 April 18th, 2018|

We hope you enjoyed our Suitcase Stories performance last Thursday. It was a bit of an emotional roller coaster we all rode together, wasn't it? Lots of laughter, and some tears - but always that underlying theme of people arriving where they are meant to be. The stories were unique, but universally satisfying. We are [...]

4 04, 2018

Refugee Caravan Talking Points

2018-04-04T23:44:15+00:00 April 4th, 2018|

Talking points on refugee caravan & root causes driving forced migration from Central America. Prepared by American Friends Service Committee, Alianza Americas, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology, Kids in Need of Defense, Latin America Working Group, Women’s Refugee Commission, Washington Office on Latin America. The caravan [...]

12 03, 2018

An unforgettable celebration

2018-03-12T12:51:30+00:00 March 12th, 2018|

Despite a wicked nor’easter that chilled the region the night before, the atmosphere was exceedingly warm when 400 intrepid guests gathered at the Sheraton Boston to celebrate International Women's Day on Thursday. The event raised more than $100,000 for the International Institute. THANK YOU! The annual lunch honored three extraordinary immigrant women for their [...]

5 03, 2018

In The News: CIVICS 101: A Podcast About DACA

2018-03-05T16:44:41+00:00 March 5th, 2018|

We received a wonderful email from a community partner at New Hampshire Public Radio regarding a podcast they recently released explaining Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). New Hampshire Public radio produces a podcast called Civics 101 (which explains in everyday language with guests/experts – how does democracy work? What are the meaning behind terms [...]

5 03, 2018

A Message From the CEO: We ARE a “nation of immigrants.” No matter what the official statement is

2018-03-05T01:29:06+00:00 March 5th, 2018|

A Message from the CEO Last week, in a quiet but very important way, the U.S. government officially redefined our national identity. Let me explain. Until last week, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services office (the administrative section of the Department of Homeland Security that approves green card and citizenship applications) listed these [...]

13 01, 2018

A Message from the CEO: The President is wrong

2018-01-13T03:50:30+00:00 January 13th, 2018|

With his much-publicized comment about Haitians and Africans, President Trump finally admitted this week that the foundation of his administration’s immigration policy is pure racism. As an organization dedicated to welcoming the world’s most vulnerable people, we strongly condemn these offensive and egregious statements about immigrants. It is disheartening, to say the least, to [...]

27 06, 2017

IINE CEO Jeff Thielman’s response to U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the President’s Travel Ban

2017-07-25T21:30:00+00:00 June 27th, 2017|

The Supreme Court’s decision on Monday means prolonged suffering for many refugees approved by the U.S. government to find haven in America. Sadly, people who have suffered trauma, lived in camps for years, and followed all the rules of the U.S. refugee processing system will either not be able to enter for at least another [...]