20 06, 2018

Unaccompanied Minor Program

2018-06-20T01:00:38+00:00 June 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 [...]

13 06, 2018

2025 Strategic Plan Open House

2018-06-13T15:22:45+00:00 June 13th, 2018|

On Monday, June 11, 2018, IINE celebrated our centennial and the launch of our 2025 strategic plan with an Open House at our Boston office. Visitors learned about how we plan to expand our services to refugees and immigrants and toured the space to see our 100-year timeline mural and office artwork. We’re thrilled [...]

4 06, 2018

June 20 is World Refugee Day

2018-06-04T21:01:37+00:00 June 4th, 2018|

The global refugee crisis impacts families and individuals across the earth whose lives have been upended by violence, war, and  persecution. Despite policies that have limited admissions to the U.S., the International Institute of New England will welcome more than 200 refugees this year.  On June 20 -  World Refugee Day - the global [...]

8 05, 2018

Saving for the future in Lowell

2018-05-08T17:20:46+00:00 May 8th, 2018|

When refugees first arrive in the U.S, their immediate goal is to become economically become sufficient as quickly as possible, and to learn to navigate their new community. It can be a challenging period of adjustment for individuals and families. IINE staff continually provide guidance and support and eventually the days get easier as [...]

8 05, 2018

Legal Immigration Forms Service Launches

2018-05-08T17:13:54+00:00 May 8th, 2018|

Nearly every client that IINE serves across our three sites is in need of trustworthy and affordable assistance in adjusting their legal status in the U.S. IINE’s new Legal Immigration Forms Service (LIFS) offers low-cost, highquality support for a range of legal forms services in demand in the immigrant community, such as status adjustment, [...]

8 05, 2018

Celebrating Parenting – Delsuita and her family

2018-05-08T17:05:11+00:00 May 8th, 2018|

With limited English and a strong desire to succeed, Delsuita Giraldo left her native Columbia in 1999 to begin her new life in the United States. She encountered many challenges: professional setbacks, language barriers, and divorce. She became a single mother of three beautiful girls, whom she raised without the support of their father [...]

4 04, 2018

Refugee Caravan Talking Points

2018-04-04T23:44:15+00:00 April 4th, 2018|

Talking points on refugee caravan & root causes driving forced migration from Central America. Prepared by American Friends Service Committee, Alianza Americas, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology, Kids in Need of Defense, Latin America Working Group, Women’s Refugee Commission, Washington Office on Latin America. The caravan [...]

12 03, 2018

An unforgettable celebration

2018-03-12T12:51:30+00:00 March 12th, 2018|

Despite a wicked nor’easter that chilled the region the night before, the atmosphere was exceedingly warm when 400 intrepid guests gathered at the Sheraton Boston to celebrate International Women's Day on Thursday. The event raised more than $100,000 for the International Institute. THANK YOU! The annual lunch honored three extraordinary immigrant women for their [...]

5 03, 2018

In The News: CIVICS 101: A Podcast About DACA

2018-03-05T16:44:41+00:00 March 5th, 2018|

We received a wonderful email from a community partner at New Hampshire Public Radio regarding a podcast they recently released explaining Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). New Hampshire Public radio produces a podcast called Civics 101 (which explains in everyday language with guests/experts – how does democracy work? What are the meaning behind terms [...]

5 03, 2018

A Message From the CEO: We ARE a “nation of immigrants.” No matter what the official statement is

2018-03-05T01:29:06+00:00 March 5th, 2018|

A Message from the CEO Last week, in a quiet but very important way, the U.S. government officially redefined our national identity. Let me explain. Until last week, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services office (the administrative section of the Department of Homeland Security that approves green card and citizenship applications) listed these [...]