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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 [...]

25 06, 2017

On World Refugee Day, We Stand #WithRefugees

2017-07-25T21:35:39+00:00 June 25th, 2017|

By Jillian Woodgate, IINE Marketing and Communications Intern   What is World Refugee Day? On June 20th, World Refugee Day was recognized in different ways across the globe. Initially established in 2000 by the United Nations, World Refugee Day aims to commemorate the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees worldwide. It also exists [...]

13 06, 2017

Refugees Waiting and Hoping in Jordan

2017-07-25T21:38:18+00:00 June 13th, 2017|

By Cheryl Hamilton, IINE Director of Partner Engagement In the language of refugee resettlement, there are two kinds of cases: free cases and tie cases. In free cases, refugee individuals or families do not have any immediate relatives in the United States. Alternatively, tie cases are often when new Americans reunite with loved ones. As [...]

21 06, 2017

What Would You Risk?

2018-02-22T14:41:04+00:00 June 21st, 2017|

Imagine being faced with a terrible choice – risk persecution, imprisonment, and torture, or leave behind everything you’ve ever known for a slim chance at safety? What would you do, if your survival was at stake? Every day across the world, people like you and me are forced to flee their homelands because of violence and [...]

31 05, 2017

Remembering Henri Termeer, a friend of the International Institute

2017-08-09T23:48:58+00:00 May 31st, 2017|

A pioneer, a giant, the founding father and dean of the biotech industry -  these are just a few ways others describe the late Henri Termeer, former Chairman, President, and CEO of Genzyme Corporation. Born in the Netherlands, Henri was a leader in the local and global biotechnology revolution. He lived his life according [...]

29 05, 2017

Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center Supports New Americans on the Path to Success

2017-08-09T23:00:31+00:00 May 29th, 2017|

IINE-Manchester partners with Crotched Mountain to help refugees and immigrants begin healthcare careers The biggest challenge for Khem Basnet when he arrived in the U.S. was studying for his driver’s license exam and buying a car, which was vital to getting a job in New Hampshire. In 2008, the International Institute of New England [...]