14 12, 2018

IINE seeking public help in identifying 100 influential Lowellians

2018-12-14T13:31:52+00:00December 14th, 2018|

LOWELL - To mark 100 years of serving newcomers to Lowell, the International Institute of New England (IINE) will honor 100 Lowellians who have influenced, led, and been part of Lowell’s vibrant immigrant community. “Since our founding in 1918, the people of Lowell have been our partners in resettling, educating, and welcoming newcomers to [...]

3 12, 2018

A million reasons to celebrate: Golden Door Award Gala

2018-12-03T18:44:47+00:00December 3rd, 2018|

Thank you for being part of an historic night. IINE's 37th Golden Door Award Gala honoring Dr. Rafael Reif, the president of MIT, was a success because of you. Nearly 700 people from all across the globe gathered Thursday evening in the ballroom at the InterContinental Hotel to celebrate the leadership of Dr. Reif and [...]

18 09, 2018

IINE Statement on Trump Administration Refugee Cap for Upcoming Fiscal Year

2018-10-25T16:44:32+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 [...]

4 04, 2018

Refugee Caravan Talking Points

2018-10-25T16:45:59+00:00April 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 [...]

5 03, 2018

In The News: CIVICS 101: A Podcast About DACA

2018-10-25T16:46:02+00:00March 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 [...]

13 01, 2018

A Message from the CEO: The President is wrong

2018-10-25T16:46:54+00:00January 13th, 2018|

With his much-publicized comment about Haitians and Africans, President Trump finally admitted this week that the foundation of his administration’s immigration policy is pure racism. As an organization dedicated to welcoming the world’s most vulnerable people, we strongly condemn these offensive and egregious statements about immigrants. It is disheartening, to say the least, to [...]

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