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20 08, 2020

Congratulations to our graduating class: Healthcare & Hospitality Training Program

2020-08-20T18:24:18+00:00August 20th, 2020|

The International Institute of New England’s Healthcare & Hospitality Training Program (HHTP) is a nine-week course designed to prepare immigrants for jobs in the hospitality and healthcare industries, and to equip them with the necessary skills to launch their careers. IINE has offered skills-training programs in-person and on-site at our office in Boston for [...]

20 08, 2020

Memory lane calling – IINE client comes full circle

2020-08-20T17:10:33+00:00August 20th, 2020|

By Sherry Spaulding, Education and Youth Program Manager I received a very special phone call today. It was Samuel Jordan, the 74-year-old patriarch of a Liberian family who was my very first job placement client when I started working at IINE’s Lowell office as an Employment Specialist in 2004. He was calling to tell [...]

14 08, 2020

Welcome to America. You are now in lockdown. – IINE resettles refugee family

2020-08-25T19:29:01+00:00August 14th, 2020|

This message comes from Rahmatullah Aka, IINE’s Community Services Manager in Boston. He shared this story as part of our All Together campaign, made possible by a generous $15k match offer from a family foundation and friend of IINE. This month, they will match every donation, dollar-for-dollar, up to $15,000 $30,000. You can help [...]

6 08, 2020

She was an asylee with COVID-19 and needed help – IINE responds

2020-08-25T19:30:23+00:00August 6th, 2020|

This message comes from Sabyne Denaud, IINE’s Community Services Manager in Lowell. She shared this story as part of our All Together campaign, made possible by a generous $15k match offer from a family foundation and friend of IINE. This month, they will match every donation, dollar-for-dollar, up to $15,000 $30,000. You can help us reach our goal by donating at iine.org/match-campaign.  [...]

16 07, 2020

IINE opposes proposed Asylum regulation

2020-07-16T17:25:04+00:00July 16th, 2020|

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) recently issued proposed asylum regulations that will make it nearly impossible for people to pursue asylum claims in the United States. Asylum is a lifeline for tens of thousands of vulnerable people fleeing persecution. It is a form of legal protection [...]

29 06, 2020

A collaboration between local organizations has brought fresh produce each week to the kitchens of newcomer families in Lowell, Massachusetts.

2020-06-29T16:48:40+00:00June 29th, 2020|

The International Institute of New England officially suspended all its in-person services on March 13. Ever since, we have been working tirelessly and creatively to continue to support our immigrant and refugee communities. We had to adapt to these unprecedented circumstances and keep providing the critical employment, case management, and legal immigration services we have been providing for more than [...]

23 06, 2020

IINE Statement on June 22, 2020 Presidential Proclamation Temporarily Suspending Entry of Certain Immigrants into the United States

2020-06-23T21:50:04+00:00June 23rd, 2020|

On June 22, 2020, President Trump signed a proclamation suspending the entry of certain nonimmigrant workers and their family members. The order directly impacts the following nonimmigrant workers: H-1B: Specialty Occupations H-2B: Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers J-1: Exchange Visitors (interns, trainees, teachers, camp counselors, au pairs, and summer work travel programs) L-1: Intracompany Transferees This [...]

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 [...]

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