18 09, 2018

IINE Statement on Trump Administration Refugee Cap for Upcoming Fiscal Year

2018-09-19T12:44:38+00:00September 18th, 2018|

Trump Administration Refugee Cap for Upcoming Fiscal Year... This isn't the kind of news we want to share on Citizenship Day, or any day. Needless to say, the IINE community is very disappointed by this short-sighted and mean-spirited policy. Refusing refugees means that deserving people cannot come to the United States, that families remain [...]

26 07, 2018

A Tribute to Bob Sullivan

2018-07-31T17:40:52+00:00July 26th, 2018|

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of IINE, we are looking back at our organization’s history and recognizing some unique efforts made by the staff and volunteers who contributed their time and expertise to help improve the lives of immigrants and refugees. In 1990, before the International Institute of Boston merged [...]

16 07, 2018

Meet Zainab Sumu: Primitive Modern

2018-07-20T13:33:44+00:00July 16th, 2018|

This is the second blog in a series of posts highlighting immigrants in business across New England. Zainab Sumu is the artist and entrepreneur behind the label Primitive Modern and has lived around the world, but like every good Bostonian, the Hub is the hometown of her heart. Zainab’s upbringing in Sierra Leone led [...]

9 07, 2018

Recent Program Highlights

2018-07-09T17:25:50+00:00July 9th, 2018|

All three sites hosted public events to honor World Refugee Day on June 20. Photos from the four events that day are posted on the IINE Facebook page. Thank you for making this year's World Refugee Day a memorable occasion for our clients, volunteers, and supporters. BOSTON - In April volunteers from Life [...]

9 07, 2018

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet the Traegers

2018-07-20T13:50:08+00:00July 9th, 2018|

Disillusioned by the national debate on refugee policy during last year’s election, Mark and Heidi Traeger decided it was time to learn more about refugee resettlement in their own backyard. Last winter they attended IINE-Manchester’s A Home for All event at the Millyard Museum and were moved by the personal stories shared by the [...]

28 06, 2018

Meet Biar Kon

2018-07-09T17:06:50+00:00June 28th, 2018|

All you really need to know about Biar Kon is this: in the right shoes, under a spotlight, he is unstoppable. During last week’s Suitcase Stories performance on World Refugee Day, he gave a tour-de-force storytelling presentation before a crowd of almost two hundred people.  In his dapper patterned suit and bedazzled shoes, he mesmerized the [...]

20 06, 2018

Unaccompanied Minor Program

2018-07-09T16:49:16+00:00June 20th, 2018|

The International Institute of New England provides unaccompanied minor children and their families reunifying support services in the United States. Many migrant families travel to the U.S. border together, but very often minors travel alone, separated from families members in their home countries and crossing the U.S. border seeking safety and reunification.  Minors often [...]