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14 08, 2019

IINE Statement on Public Charge Policy changes

2019-08-14T13:50:23+00:00August 14th, 2019|

The Trump Administration's new "Public Charge" policy will limit the ability of legally-admitted, tax-paying immigrants to become permanent residents and citizens of the U.S. The International Institute of New England condemns this xenophobic policy as un-American and economically indefensible. Legal immigrants with documented statuses sometimes struggle to make a living when they first arrive [...]

25 07, 2019

Meet Hailu: one of our newest citizens

2019-07-25T14:40:33+00:00July 25th, 2019|

Hailu is from Ethiopia. Earlier this year, he hired IINE's Legal Immigration Forms Service (LIFS) for help with his citizenship application. Ashley Wellbrock took on Hailu's case, prepared his application and forms, and helped him get ready for his citizenship interview. On July 11, 2019, Hailu became a U.S. citizen. When asked about his [...]

18 07, 2019

A message from the President & CEO: Here’s why we should fight the Trump Administration’s proposed policy

2019-07-18T14:08:06+00:00July 18th, 2019|

A message from IINE CEO, Jeff Thielman, on new federal guidelines released this week "A well-founded fear of persecution." Since 1951, that phrase has been the global standard for asylum-seekers desperate for a safe future. “Fear of persecution” is a lawyerly way of generalizing warfare, gang violence, discrimination, genocide, corruption, racism, and religious and [...]

27 06, 2019

Meet Sofie

2019-06-28T18:57:30+00:00June 27th, 2019|

A graduate of Boston College (BA) and UMass Boston (MA), Sofie Suter works in IINE’s Boston office as the Program Officer for the Central American Unaccompanied Children's Program. Her job and department are unique because her clients are children, with whom she works for short, intensive period of time while they are first reunifying [...]

5 06, 2019

IINE featured on NHPR, New Hampshire Public Radio

2019-06-04T13:11:10+00:00June 5th, 2019|

In the run up to World Refugee Day, IINE CEO Jeff Thielman was invited to appear on “The Exchange,”  with two former refugees and radio host Laura Knoy to talk about the current state of refugee resettlement in New Hampshire. The Exchange is New Hampshire's only locally produced statewide call-in talk show. https://www.nhpr.org/post/exploring-nhs-refugee-program-manchester#stream/0 [...]

30 05, 2019

Intellia Therapeutics organizes volunteers to support education and child reunification in Massachusetts

2019-06-17T19:11:16+00:00May 30th, 2019|

In May, 20 volunteers from Cambridge-based Biotech firm Intellia Therapeutics  visited IINE offices to tackle an office-wide spring cleaning and provide behind-the-scenes support to refugees, immigrants, and unaccompanied immigrant minors. Intellia’s team started with lunch and an info-session to learn about refugee affairs and the needs of local organizations.  After pizza and discussion, [...]

30 05, 2019

IINE’s Legal Services bring newcomers to the next step in their immigration journey

2019-05-30T23:32:45+00:00May 30th, 2019|

For many people who need help with their immigration paperwork and applications, attorney fees are often the most expensive part of the process. In order to provide affordable and reliable legal help, the International Institute recently relaunched a Legal Immigration Forms Service (LIFS), available to all, that provides high quality legal assistance at a [...]

30 05, 2019

At the IINE centennial, Enterprise Bank went beyond the typical event sponsorship

2019-05-31T17:30:27+00:00May 30th, 2019|

Sophy Theam during her speech When IINE celebrated its historic 100-year anniversary in Lowell earlier this year, one of the event’s top sponsors, Enterprise Bank, decided that a donation alone wasn’t enough. The series of events that led to Enterprise Bank becoming more than a fiscal sponsor of the celebration began [...]