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27 09, 2019

Joint statement from IINE and Ascentria Care Alliance

2019-09-27T18:29:44+00:00September 27th, 2019|

“In countless ways, America depends on new Americans.”  Agencies oppose Trump administration plans to slash refugee resettlement and legal immigration to the U.S.  By: Ascentria Care Alliance and the International Institute of New England   Ascentria Care Alliance, one of the largest human service nonprofits in New England, and the International Institute of New [...]

16 09, 2019

The Third Narrative about Immigrants: Why We Need Them As Much As They Need Us

2019-09-16T11:41:52+00:00September 16th, 2019|

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore.” For some, the words of poet Emma Lazarus, which have adorned the Statue of Liberty for over 100 years, are a call to help those who are suffering. For others, like Ken Cuccinelli, the [...]

26 08, 2019

“Nothing is ever easy until you have done it.” Lessons from the Hospitality Training Program in Boston

2019-08-26T18:08:03+00:00August 26th, 2019|

Graduation Speech by Leonardo Fermin, Hospitality Training Program Hello everyone, thank you for being here today. My name is Leonardo Fermin. I am originally from Venezuela and I would like to start by telling you a little bit about myself. Being in Venezuela, I had the opportunity to complete high school and continue on [...]

22 08, 2019

Information for immigrant families: Public Charge policy changes start October 15, 2019

2019-10-08T13:32:52+00:00August 22nd, 2019|

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a new public charge rule, which will go into effect on October 15th.  The rule includes a requirement that immigrants seeking a change in status (i.e., a green card) “must demonstrate that they have not, since obtaining the nonimmigrant status they seek to extend or [...]

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 [...]

14 12, 2018

IINE seeking public help in identifying 100 influential Lowellians

2019-02-04T22:09:18+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

2019-02-04T22:09:25+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 [...]