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3 12, 2019

Revere Hospitality Training Program Class Graduates 17 Participants

2019-12-03T21:26:23+00:00December 3rd, 2019|

By Alexis Kubana Manager, Skills Training Program IINE’s accelerated Hospitality Training Program includes 40 training hours over the course of two and a half weeks. Our program screens, trains, and places well-qualified participants for all types of entry and mid –level positions in the hospitality industry.  All graduates are pre-screened for work eligibility, relevant [...]

25 11, 2019

“Every immigrant needs the support of a community…” – Dr. Joseph Aoun, Golden Door Award honoree

2019-11-25T18:36:46+00:00November 25th, 2019|

Seven hundred people gathered at Matthews Arena last night to honor Dr. Joseph E. Aoun, the president of Northeastern University, as he received the Golden Door award from the International Institute of New England (IINE). Dr. Aoun, a highly respected scholar, teacher, and academic innovator, spoke of his early days as a lonely and [...]

4 11, 2019

IINE opposes U.S. Department of Justice interim ruling

2019-11-04T14:14:59+00:00November 4th, 2019|

BOSTON - The International Institute of New England made official comments in opposition to the DOJ EOIR’s interim rule, “Organization of the Executive Office for Immigration Review.” We oppose elimination of the Office of Legal Access Programs (OLAP) and the dissolution of the OLAP Director’s authority. Click here to read the letter [...]

27 09, 2019

Joint statement from IINE and Ascentria Care Alliance

2019-09-27T18:29:44+00:00September 27th, 2019|

“In countless ways, America depends on new Americans.”  Agencies oppose Trump administration plans to slash refugee resettlement and legal immigration to the U.S.  By: Ascentria Care Alliance and the International Institute of New England   Ascentria Care Alliance, one of the largest human service nonprofits in New England, and the International Institute of New [...]

16 09, 2019

The Third Narrative about Immigrants: Why We Need Them As Much As They Need Us

2019-09-16T11:41:52+00:00September 16th, 2019|

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore.” For some, the words of poet Emma Lazarus, which have adorned the Statue of Liberty for over 100 years, are a call to help those who are suffering. For others, like Ken Cuccinelli, the [...]

9 09, 2019

When newcomers become homeowners, families and communities benefit

2019-09-09T22:05:22+00:00September 9th, 2019|

By Brenna Foley, IINE-Lowell Bassam Almutawali is a refugee from Iraq who arrived with his family in July of 2014, and was resettled by IINE in Lowell. Bassam enrolled in IINE’s Individual Development Account Program in February of 2017. The IDA program allows  refugees, asylees, and other specialized immigrants to earn money while saving [...]