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19 07, 2021

In Defense of DACA

2021-07-19T16:47:12+00:00July 19th, 2021|

On July 16th, a federal District Court judge in Texas halted new applicants to DACA or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The ruling does not affect the more than 600,000 young people currently protected by DACA. In the written ruling, the judge said DACA is unlawful because the federal government violated the [...]

19 07, 2021

A Joyous Welcome

2021-07-27T17:43:52+00:00July 19th, 2021|

Habimana Kabera and Leniya Mukamuganga met in the Democratic Republic of Congo and soon had to flee violence in their home country. Arriving in a refugee camp in Rwanda, they had seven children, now ages 7 to 22, over the next 25 years. On July 9th, they arrived in the U.S. and were [...]

12 11, 2020

The difference between two Mondays

2020-11-12T17:59:29+00:00November 12th, 2020|

After a momentous weekend, our staff returned to work—either virtually or in person—yesterday. Here’s what their Monday looked like: In Boston, a member of the Employment team helped an immigrant client file an application for unemployment. They had been working at a nearby hotel for a number of years before being furloughed and eventually [...]

1 10, 2020

IINE Statement on the Refugee Admissions Cap for FY21

2020-10-01T19:38:54+00:00October 1st, 2020|

The International Institute of New England (IINE) condemns the Trump Administration’s newly-announced plan to permit no more than 15,000 refugees to enter the United States during Fiscal Year 2021, which starts today (October 1). Our nation can and should do so much better. Today’s announcement means that many refugees already living in the US, [...]

20 08, 2020

Congratulations to our graduating class: Healthcare & Hospitality Training Program

2020-08-20T18:24:18+00:00August 20th, 2020|

The International Institute of New England’s Healthcare & Hospitality Training Program (HHTP) is a nine-week course designed to prepare immigrants for jobs in the hospitality and healthcare industries, and to equip them with the necessary skills to launch their careers. IINE has offered skills-training programs in-person and on-site at our office in Boston for [...]

20 08, 2020

Memory lane calling – IINE client comes full circle

2020-08-20T17:10:33+00:00August 20th, 2020|

By Sherry Spaulding, Education and Youth Program Manager I received a very special phone call today. It was Samuel Jordan, the 74-year-old patriarch of a Liberian family who was my very first job placement client when I started working at IINE’s Lowell office as an Employment Specialist in 2004. He was calling to tell [...]

14 08, 2020

Welcome to America. You are now in lockdown. – IINE resettles refugee family

2020-08-25T19:29:01+00:00August 14th, 2020|

This message comes from Rahmatullah Aka, IINE’s Community Services Manager in Boston. He shared this story as part of our All Together campaign, made possible by a generous $15k match offer from a family foundation and friend of IINE. This month, they will match every donation, dollar-for-dollar, up to $15,000 $30,000. You can help [...]

6 08, 2020

She was an asylee with COVID-19 and needed help – IINE responds

2020-08-25T19:30:23+00:00August 6th, 2020|

This message comes from Sabyne Denaud, IINE’s Community Services Manager in Lowell. She shared this story as part of our All Together campaign, made possible by a generous $15k match offer from a family foundation and friend of IINE. This month, they will match every donation, dollar-for-dollar, up to $15,000 $30,000. You can help us reach our goal by donating at iine.org/match-campaign.  [...]

16 07, 2020

IINE opposes proposed Asylum regulation

2020-07-16T17:25:04+00:00July 16th, 2020|

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 [...]

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