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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 [...]

8 04, 2022

Ukrainian Refugees: Frequently Asked Questions: Updated April 8, 2022

2022-04-27T12:19:49-04:00April 8th, 2022|

Many have been fleeing Ukraine since March 1, 2022, due to the escalation of a conflict with Russia that has caused civilian casualties and the destruction of civilian infrastructure. Those leaving are seeking safety, protection, and assistance. The majority are Ukrainian women, children, and those over 65, as most able-bodied men are required by [...]

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 [...]

21 03, 2022

IINE statement on Biden Administration designating Afghanistan for TPS

2022-05-23T10:36:48-04:00March 21st, 2022|

The International Institute of New England (IINE) commends the Biden administration for designating Afghanistan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and allowing Afghans in the U.S. as of March 15, 2022 to apply for TPS. While the TPS designation is a step in the right direction, it still does not offer Afghan nationals living in [...]

18 03, 2022

Job Training Alliance – Executive Director

2022-05-23T10:37:10-04:00March 18th, 2022|

Job Training Alliance (JTA) Executive Director Reports to: JTA President Salary: $40,000-43,000/Part-time Status: Exempt; Part-Time to Full-Time Available; Flexible Schedule; Hybrid Work Environment Overview: The Job Training Alliance (JTA) is an enthusiastic network of greater Boston community-based workforce development organizations. JTA utilizes the combined power of member agencies to maximize and advocate for employment [...]

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 [...]

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