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27 04, 2022

Job skills training at IINE: Building new careers with MNPAP

2022-04-27T11:40:55-04:00April 27th, 2022|

Job skills training programs at IINE are designed to empower newly arrived refugees to achieve independence and stability, and to help currently employed immigrants move into higher-paying careers. IINE’s goal is to remove as many barriers in their way as possible, and to provide both the tools and the guidance needed for success. A quick [...]

24 03, 2022

IINE applauds Biden administration for providing a pathway to U.S. protection for 100,000 Ukrainians

2022-03-24T14:33:35-04:00March 24th, 2022|

The International Institute of New England (IINE) welcomes the encouraging news that the Biden administration is planning to admit up to 100,000 refugees from Ukraine to the United States. Together with our partners in communities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, we stand ready to support Ukrainians fleeing the invasion and to welcome and support them [...]

10 03, 2022

How you can help Ukrainian refugees right now

2022-03-10T13:29:06-05:00March 10th, 2022|

The International Institute of New England (IINE) has resettled a small number of Ukrainian refugees in recent years and is preparing with our communities to welcome more individuals and families should the U.S. government begin to accept refugees from Ukraine. Currently, IINE provides legal services to Ukrainians in the U.S. who want to apply [...]

26 02, 2022

IINE Statement on Russian Invasion of Ukraine

2022-02-26T13:03:42-05:00February 26th, 2022|

At IINE, we have watched the Russian invasion of Ukraine in horror. Our work and our mission is in direct opposition to unjust acts of aggression that destroy democracy and human lives around the world. Russia’s invasion has already spawned a refugee crisis that will worsen as innocent Ukrainians continue to flee the country for [...]

6 01, 2022

IINE congratulates Sokhary Chau, first Cambodian-American mayor in U.S.

2022-01-24T09:44:44-05:00January 6th, 2022|

Sokhary Chau, a Cambodian refugee who survived the Khmer Rouge’s genocide, has become the Mayor of Lowell, making him the first Cambodian-American mayor in the United States. Currently serving as a city councilor in Lowell, he was unanimously picked by his council peers to assume the top post on January 3, 2022. He also [...]

14 12, 2021

Carlos’s story: An unaccompanied youth builds a new life in the U.S.

2021-12-14T12:56:12-05:00December 14th, 2021|

Carlos as a small boy in Honduras. Carlos was fifteen years old when he left Honduras, on his own. Fleeing violence, seeking a better education, and hoping for medical treatment for an eye condition that left him partially blind, he was optimistic about his future in the U.S. A lonely journey Carlos traveled [...]

9 12, 2021

Refugee Agencies Praise MA Legislature for Approving $12 Million in Aid for Over a Thousand Afghan Arrivals

2022-04-05T15:55:55-04:00December 9th, 2021|

BOSTON, MA: Mass. Refugee Resettlement Agencies, the nonprofits tasked by the federal government with welcoming and resettling hundreds of Afghan immigrants, praised the MA legislature for including $12 Million to support Afghan arrivals in the final spending bill sent to Governor Baker’s desk on Friday. “We are incredibly grateful for our legislative champions, Speaker [...]

15 11, 2021

Safeena: An Afghan refugee finds welcome and opportunity in Lowell

2022-02-24T17:06:56-05:00November 15th, 2021|

Safeena poses with her three children. Safeena came to Lowell, MA as a refugee from Afghanistan in 2017, with her husband, two young children, and another baby on the way. She knew there would be challenges ahead. “My parents were here, so I was a little bit confident,” she says, but she [...]

1 11, 2021

Refugee Agencies in MA Praise House Supplemental Budget that Includes $12 Million in Aid for Hundreds Fleeing Afghanistan

2022-04-05T15:55:28-04:00November 1st, 2021|

Worcester, MA: Mass. Refugee Resettlement Agencies, the nonprofits tasked by the federal government with welcoming and resettling hundreds of Afghan immigrants, praised the inclusion of $12 million in the $3.65 billion House spending bill that draws from last year’s state budget surplus and over half of the American Rescue Plan funds. We are hopeful [...]

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