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15 02, 2020

IINE Celebrates International Women’s Day by Honoring Local Immigrant Women Leaders on March 6

2020-02-18T12:19:33+00:00February 15th, 2020|

BOSTON – The International Institute of New England (IINE) will lead the local iteration of a global movement with their 16th annual International Women’s Day celebration. As a means to honor the achievements of immigrant women in Boston, a breakfast celebration will be held on March 6 at the Westin Boston Waterfront. This [...]

5 02, 2020

IINE Statement on the Expanded Travel Ban

2020-02-11T14:37:47+00:00February 5th, 2020|

Last week, President Trump announced the expansion of the unjust and xenophobic Travel Ban policy. Effective February 22, new restrictions will apply to immigrants from Myanmar (also known as Burma), Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. This expanded policy will forever impact families within the IINE community. The International Institute is privileged to be [...]

27 11, 2019

Witness to a true “Melting Pot,” IINE from a newcomer’s perspective

2019-11-27T15:55:09+00:00November 27th, 2019|

The Golden Door Award Gala from a Newcomer's Perspective by Sarra Briki, Marketing & Communications Intern International Institute of New England This past week, I had the honor of attending the International Institute of New England’s (IINE) 38th Golden Door Award Gala honoring Dr. Joseph E. Aoun, President of Northeastern University. I never expected [...]

25 11, 2019

“Every immigrant needs the support of a community…” – Dr. Joseph Aoun, Golden Door Award honoree

2019-11-25T18:36:46+00:00November 25th, 2019|

Seven hundred people gathered at Matthews Arena last night to honor Dr. Joseph E. Aoun, the president of Northeastern University, as he received the Golden Door award from the International Institute of New England (IINE). Dr. Aoun, a highly respected scholar, teacher, and academic innovator, spoke of his early days as a lonely and [...]

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 [...]