18 06, 2020

IINE Statement on the Supreme Court Ruling to Block Trump from Ending DACA

2020-06-18T20:54:08+00:00June 18th, 2020|

Today, the Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration from cancelling the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This ruling is a victory not only for dreamers but for all immigrants nationwide. We stand with every dreamer and every family whose lives have been impacted for the past three years. We are thrilled and [...]

2 06, 2020

IINE Statement of Solidarity with Black Americans and #BlackLivesMatter

2020-06-12T12:30:53+00:00June 2nd, 2020|

IINE was founded on the belief that in order for a community to thrive, it must welcome and truly embrace all those who embody it. Our organization is dedicated to building and promoting welcoming communities that recognize the value of every person: refugee, immigrant, and U.S.-born, of every race, religion, and cultural background. The [...]

1 06, 2020

What it means to be a truly welcoming community

2020-06-15T20:27:00+00:00June 1st, 2020|

June 1, 2020Dear Friend:Last night I was in the IINE office in Boston, where Downtown Crossing and Chinatown meet, getting ready for the week ahead. Around 8:00 p.m. thousands of diverse, peaceful, and enthusiastic protesters marched below my window to condemn the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis.The marchers were seeking justice and change, and [...]

26 05, 2020

Persistence pays off for Hospitality Training Program graduate

2020-06-01T14:30:42+00:00May 26th, 2020|

When Adolfo Gomes first arrived in the U.S., he spoke little English and worked entry-level jobs in restaurant kitchens. Anyone who has met him will tell you that being in the back of the house isn’t the natural place for Adolfo’s outgoing personality, nor the best use of his degree in advertising from a [...]

11 05, 2020

Advocating for eligible immigrants who are one step away from Citizenship

2020-05-11T21:01:02+00:00May 11th, 2020|

As an organization that has welcomed immigrants to the U.S. since 1918, the International Institute of New England has been on the front lines of immigration policy and advocacy for more than a century.  In recent days, we have contacted federal legislators from Massachusetts and New Hampshire to call attention to policies recently enacted [...]

27 04, 2020

Ms. Emily Hood, In Memoriam

2020-04-28T14:46:01+00:00April 27th, 2020|

IINE recently learned of the death of a longtime supporter, Ms. Emily Hood. She served as a member of the board of directors of the International Institute of Boston in the 1980s and early 1990s. A resident of the Boston area, Ms. Hood had a long career as a professional office administrator. By [...]

23 04, 2020

Some important takeaways for the IINE community with regard to President Trump’s Proclamation

2020-04-23T21:26:48+00:00April 23rd, 2020|

The president’s Proclamation on April 22 has created confusion and concern among our immigrant and refugee community. Managing Attorney Chiara St. Pierre has prepared a quick analysis to help IINE staff and clients determine the immediate impact – if any -  this action will have on them. 1) Effective Date:  The proclamation is effective  [...]

21 04, 2020

Commonwealth Corps selects IINE to host two service positions

2020-04-21T19:37:54+00:00April 21st, 2020|

The International Institute of New England has been selected by the Commonwealth Corps to host two service positions that will support English for Speakers of Other Languages and Skills Training programs in IINE’s Boston office. The members will serve as Commonwealth Corps Career Readiness Specialists to ensure immigrants and refugees facing under- and unemployment [...]

21 04, 2020

On Patriot’s Day, we’re serving the newest Americans

2020-04-21T19:37:54+00:00April 21st, 2020|

Happy Patriot’s Day. What better way to celebrate than to support our newest American neighbors? As you know, IINE is a direct response human services organization that, during normal times, ensures new Americans have food to eat, a roof over their heads, diapers for their babies, and toys and school supplies for their older [...]

17 04, 2020

National Volunteer Appreciation Week at IINE

2020-04-21T19:37:55+00:00April 17th, 2020|

Each year, the International Institute serves thousands of refugee, asylee, and immigrant families through our many supportive services. Nearly every IINE program depends on volunteers to deliver the quality support our students and clients deserve. IINE staff often remark that “we couldn’t do it” without the amazing corps of dedicated volunteers. IINE volunteers [...]

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